1946 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Large Mens Watch With Tear Drop Lugs - 18K Gold


Item No. 7037

Today's offering showcases this beautiful and large gents Jeager-LeCoultre in 18K rose gold. Our photos just couldn't do it justice.

At 35.5mm in diameter not including the crown and 45mm long, this big beauty fills out the wrist in a way most dress watches from the era don't. And its oversized dial makes it wear even larger.

With a classic silver "Explorer" style 3,6,9 dial, very elegant yellow gold tear drop case, and superior caliber 12.5 lignes P450/4 movement with shock resistance, its showcases the quality and gorgeous design one expects from JLC. The 12.5 ebauche served as the basis for JLC's esteemed first triple-date calendar watches and powered examples of the company's rugged W.W.W. military watches.

It is a fully European version JLC down to its dial and hands.

Its large original 18K gold case is in excellent condition. It has not been recently polished - please inquire if you would like a light touch up polishing done.

Its dial is bright and attractive, restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. And its high-grade handwound JLC movement is keeping very accurate time.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. We have also installed a new mineral glass crystal just like the original so the indices aren't partially covered.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile 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
  • Serial no.: 382,918
  • Year built: c. 1946
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Solid 18K rose gold
  • Case markings (inside): LeCoultre Pine Tree stamp, 18K
  • Case markings (outside): 400,906A
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with a short crease in back. Light wear where the case opens on left side. Hallmarks are crisp. Not recently polished - please inquire if you would like a light touch up polishing done. Presents very nicely on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 35.5mm wide (excluding crown), 45mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, gold applied dart and Arabic indices, bright and attractive, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, gold, faceted dauphines
  • Movement type: P450/4 Jaeger-LeCoultre, manually wound, gilt plated, fausses cotes decoration, beveled case back side edges, Parachoc shock resistance
  • Movement markings: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Swiss, P450/4
  • Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced by C.O.T.: Yes, one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running very accurately.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international 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.

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


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