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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.