Heartbeat: 100-Year-Old Jaeger-LeCoultre Diamond-Set Minute Repeater
by Ian Skellern
This stunning diamond-encrusted minute repeater pocket watch is more than 100 years old (circa 1910).
An incredible 450 brilliant-cut diamonds, over 16 carats in total, cover the platinum case as well as the yellow gold accents on the crown, cover hinges and bow, adding a contemporary touch that was very modern for the time.
Watches don’t come much more fully iced than this, not even today!
And whereas gem-set watches are often more about the scintillating carosserie than what’s under the hood, this pocket/pendant watch houses a breathtaking minute repeater with a higher-pitched, melodious, resonant gong that sounds just as sweet as it looks. www.jaeger-lecoultre.com