Of the many luxurious ladies watches Jaeger-LeCoultre manufactured during vintage times, the diamond bejewelled backwind models were the prestigious company's top-of-the-line offerings for women, often costing the equivalent of well over $20,000 in today's valuation.
Besides representing the state-of-the-art in miniaturization technology which required countless hours of high-level watchmaking work, they also possessed the greatest level of artistic refinement, concealing their winding crowns beneath the case back to avoid disrupting the watch's perfect purity and full symmetry.
The gorgeous ladies wristwatch showcased in today's offering is a fabulous example of one of these rare and luxurious watches.
Originally crafted, assembled and decorated by the hands of elite Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers and jewelers at their workshop in Switzerland, the company spared no expense in creating this gem. Crafted from platinum and bejeweled with the kind of high quality round and marquise diamonds used by JLC, the gorgeous Jaeger-LeCoultre case embodies the height of elegance and refined taste.
It is fully LeCoultre down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. Specially made for the U.S. market, the dial is only signed LeCoultre. Its fairly heavy and substantial feeling bracelet is 14K white gold with diamonds and appears to have been added in vintage times, perhaps at the original point of sale in the U.S.A.
Its original dial is untouched and better than near mint. Its case is near mint.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new-old-stock crystal making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 869,826
Year built: c. 1952
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: Platinum and diamonds
Case condition: Near mint
Case markings: Swiss platinum hallmark, Jaeger-LeCoultre hallmark, case number 599,430
Dimensions: 13.3mm wide (excluding crown), 25mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, dart and spherical applique indexes, signed LeCoultre, original, better than near mint
Hands: Original, 'epees'
Movement type: High-grade LeCoultre caliber 426, rhodium plated, backwound, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Jewels: 16 rubies
Band: Period and perhaps integrated to the case at the point of sale, 14K white gold with fifteen diamonds, fairly heavy and substantial feel, safety chain and safety clasp, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 6.25 inches, length could be adjusted by a jeweler, excellent condition
Crystal: Acrylic, new-old-stock
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.