1935 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Vintage Stainless Steel Mens Watch - The Original


Item No. 6045

For many collectors and serious watch connoisseurs, the wristwatch showcased in today's offering needs no introduction...

Named the Reverso because of the way the case swivels to expose either the dial or the case, the watch's innovation and design have landed it among the most collectable vintage wristwatches ever made.

Born from the need for a watch rugged enough to survive the rigors of a polo match without damage, the Reverso embodies form in the service of function.

This vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso featured in today's offering is an honest example of one of these prized watches. It is a second generation LeCoultre Reverso and is the first model to utilize one of the company's "in-house" produced mechanisms. The very first LeCoultre Reverso model actually featured a movement made by Tavannes.

We were fortunate to acquire it. Its parts remain original down to all three original hands and even the original crown.

Its rugged and elegant stainless steel case is in excellent condition with a light factory monogramming (which could be removed). Its Art Deco dial was restored in vintage times. Its fine, early rectangular LeCoultre movement is clean and keeping time.

One of our watchmakers has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. Photo of the inside are available upon request. For the finishing touch we have installed a new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Photo of the inside available upon request.

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 attesting to its performance.

Modern Jaeger-LeCoultre's don't come close to matching the charm and history of this classic vintage original.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 44,486
  • Year built: c. 1935
  • Functions: Time, Subsidiary seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (outside): Patent, Acier Staybrite, case number
  • Case condition: Excellent with light scratches and wear
  • Dimensions: 23mm wide (excluding crown), 38.5mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Matte silver with applied gold Breguet indexes and sunken auxiliary seconds dial, signed Reverso LeCoultre, restored in vintage times
  • Hands: Original, blue steel, 'epee', mint condition
  • Movement type: High grade, LeCoultre Cal. 11U, tonneau, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, curved, appears to be original, excellent condition with a short scratch by five and light wear. Difficult to see the wear without close inspection.
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • 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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