Hands-On: General Douglas MacArthur’s Personal Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
As you can see, the mid-1930s Reverso, retailed Golay Fils & Stahl, highlights a rich dark dial and lacquered monogramming working on it back that peruses “D MAC A” – effectively perhaps the coolest utilization of a Reverso case back we’ve come across.
The watch, curiously, is marked “Jaeger-LeCoultre” and as indicated by JLC documents, was really one of the first to be marked along these lines – already Reversos were marked exclusively with “LeCoultre.”
What is similarly intriguing about this Reverso is the cost for which it sold. Presently I realize the nut exhibition will say “Gracious, JLC offer it up to make an incentive in their image,” however those articulations are likened to accepting that a development makes up 100% of the expense of a watch – an illustration of where a smidgen of information is more hazardous than no information by any stretch of the imagination. Of course, previously, brands offer on their own watches, however the objective today is never to pay more for anything – and in a sale, it takes two to tango. Thus, JLC paid 87,500 CHF for this significant watch, however that likewise implies another person was able to pay just beneath that – presumably 85,000 CHF. Also, that, as far as I might be concerned, is fascinating.
Why? That must be a record for a vintage Reverso. I don’t realize that that will generally be valid, however it should be – in light of the fact that vintage Reversos, while extraordinarily significant and wonderful, basically never get along admirably at sell off. They’re little, and there are a great deal of them out there – moderately talking. In any case, this outcome says a ton – regardless of who claimed the watch – and its empowering for JLC darlings, certainly.