Long ago Jaeger-LeCoultre built their reputation as masters of watch design with iconic models like the Reverso. The company continued to carry on the tradition with watches like this one.
The beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch featured in today's offering showcases a wonderful late Art Deco design. From the uncommon and dramatic, 18K rose gold case with beautiful sculpted hooded lugs, to the striking, two-tone Art Deco and high-grade Jaeger-LeCoultre movement, this watch showcases the style and quality associated with the "Grande Maison."
It is a World War II era watch made for the U.S. market.
It is fully LeCoultre - the only replacement part is the winding crown.
It's very honest - its original signed LeCoultre case is in better than near mint condition and does not appear to have ever been polished. Its dial is original, in excellent condition, and has warmed to a sepia tone, giving it a true vintage look. Please inquire if you would like an expert restoration.
After more than 55 years, its very fine handwound Jaeger-LeCoultre movement is running strong and true.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new-old-stock crystal.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new high quality crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
At the beginning of modern watchmaking is Jaeger-LeCoultre, the esteemed watch firm created and built by Antoine LeCoultre, whose tireless commitment to quality and innovation launched the advancement of fine timepieces as we know them. As a true 'manufacture' of timepieces, Jaeger-LeCoultre helps set the standard for luxury watchmaking.
The company's workmanship is so respected that other esteemed Swiss watchmakers such as Patek Philippe and of the world's top watch firms used Jaeger-LeCoultre movements to power their pieces.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 259,000
Year built: c. 1943
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Solid 14K gold
Case markings (inside): L.W.W.C., Inc. 14K, U.S.A., 22147
Case condition: Excellent with light wear and crisp lines - it appears to have never been polished.
Dimensions: 22mm wide (without the crown) by 36mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Two-tone silver, exaggerated gold dart indexes, gold half spheres and large Arabic 12, recessed seconds dials, original, warmed to a sepia tone, excellent condition with mild aging. Please inquire if you would like an expert restoration.
Hands: Original, gold, 'dauphines'
Movement type: High grade, manually wound, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance-spring
Movement markings: LeCoultre, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
Band: Crocodile, high quality, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal: Acrylic, new-old-stock
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new-old-stock crystal.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.