Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 15
LECOULTRE EARLY STEEL REVERSO REF. 2201, RED LACQUERED DIAL LeCoultre, "Reverso", movement No. 520858, case No. 467406, Ref. 2201. Made in 1947. Fine and very rare, rectangular, reversible, stainless steel wristwatch with red lacquered dial. Accompanied by a fitted box and an Extract from the archives.
C. Three-body, polished, angled lugs, reeded upper and lower bezel with reeding continuing to the back. D. Red lacquered with applied steel baton indexes, outer minute track. Polished steel pe hands. M. Tavannes Cal. 064, tonneau-shaped, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with 2 adjustments, selfcompensating fl at balance spring, index regulator. Dial signed Reverso, movement signed Lisica S.A., case punched Patent. Dim. 23 x 38 mm. Thickness 8 mm.
Estimate: 8,000 CHF - 12,000 CHF
Estimate: 8,700 USD - 13,000 USD
Estimate: 6,500 EUR - 10,000 EUR
Grading system

C 2 D 2-01 M 2
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For the early Reverso collector the red lacquered dial remains the most elusive and collected model. At the thematic Reverso sale held by Antiquorum in May 2011, the red dial example set at the time the record for the most expensive vintage Reverso to be sold at auction, bringing Sfr 35'000 (lot 225). This particular example has remained in exceptional condition with a beautifully preserved case and a perfect dial.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
13-05-2012
Sold including buyer's premium:
50,000 CHF