1949 LeCoultre Vintage Mens Watch, Rare White 10K Gold Filled, Grasshopper - The Aristocrat

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Item No. 6962

The wristwatch showcased in today's offering is one of the desirable U.S. market dress models made by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Long ago Jaeger-LeCoultre built their reputation as masters of watch design. In vintage times the company carried on the tradition and crafted certain very distinctive watches for the less restrained American market. Such is the case with the wristwatch showcased in today's offering, an early example of one of the desirable U.S. market dress models made by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Officially named the Aristocrat, the uncommon watch is more commonly known among collectors as the "Grasshopper" and possesses elegant drama in spades.

The vast majority of the mens size Aristocrats were made wiht yellow gold-filled cases - this rare example was made in white gold-filled.

It is is honest all original condition down to the dial, hands, and winding crown - the only replacement part is the mineral glass crystal. Its dial has grain going one way for the top half and another for the bottom half, giving it a cool two-tone effect.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running strong and extremely true in five chronometer testing positions.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 576,508
  • Year made: c. 1949
  • Model: "Aristocrat"
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 10K gold-filled
  • Case markings (outside): 10K Gold Filled
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed in U.S.A by LeCoultre, 10K gold filled, 38222
  • Case condition: Honest original condition and not polished. Gold wear through on the edges and high points.
  • Dimensions: 26.5mm wide at its widest point, 39mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Two-tone silver with white gold applique dart and dot markers, subsidiary seconds
  • Hands: Original, white gold, epees
  • Movement type: High grade, Cal. 438 4C/W, rhodium plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, monometallic balance, 17 jewels
  • Movement markings: LeCoultre Co., Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 438/4CW
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and extremely true in five chronometer testing positions. 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 concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide

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