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Lot 228: Jaeger-LeCoultre Albatros Moonphase Auto Watch
27 October 2016
Richmond Hill, ON, CanadaLive Auction
A automatic water-resistant Swiss Made Jaeger-LeCoultre Albatros men's watch with triple-date Moon phase features ref. #145-202-5, with an original integrated bracelet, made in a solid stainless steel/18k gold, manufactured in 1970's. This elegant-shaped highly complicated watch is a rare early predecessor to JLC Master Ultra Thin series, being just 8 mm in thickness including a sapphire crystal. The genuine Jaeger-LeCoultre triple-date Moon phase Calibre 888/1/444 measures 3.25 mm thick, and beats to the cadence of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The original enameled white-color complicated dial looks striking, the case and the bracelet are clean and sharp with no stretches, the sapphire crystal is free of scratches, the watch retains it's original signed winding crown. The movement is clean and bright, excellent-working and keeping time with all the calendar/Moonphase functions working correctly. No box or papers come with the watch, but it is guaranteed to be genuine and authentic. CASE: width - 35 mm (not counting winding crown); length - 38 mm (including lugs); thickness - 8 mm; total weight with bracelet - 91 g. Ref. #145-202-5, solid stainless steel/18k yellow-gold; water-resistant to 10 Atm; back secured by 4 screws; two-piece; signed, numbered and hallmarked; original sapphire scratch-free crystal; original signed winding crown; DIAL: original white-color enamel dial; yellow-gold hands, applied hour indices and Roman numerals; weekday and month apertures at "12", Moonphases subdial at "6", red-tipped date hand points to inner black date chapter; signed "Jaeger-LeCoultre. Automatic. Swiss Made"; MOVEMENT: genuine automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre ultra-thin caliber 888/1/444; full-rotor; height 3.25 mm; Beveled plate and bridges; 28,800 vibrations per hour; signed and numbered; excellent-running and keeping time; BAND: original integrated solid stainless steel/18k yellow-gold bracelet; total length of the watch with band and buckle 7.5" (19 cm);