Usually when things are complicated, it means more stress, more work, and more effort, but in the end, it's worth it. The same holds true for vintage wristwatches, where gifted artisans and engineers from years gone by labored months and years to create complicated timepieces that transcend art and talent. When it comes to vintage wristwatches, the highest realms of respect and value are reserved for these watches that do much more than merely tell time.
Today's offering showcases one of these very desirable watches. Powered by a complicated, original Jaeger-LeCoultre movement, the watch possesses advanced capabilities that track the date, day of the week, and month, earning it its place as a true "Triple Calendar".
Besides the precision of its movement, it's beauty makes it stand out. We have always felt this model is supremely elegant. This version has the uncommon and pleasing combination of steel with 18K rose gold accents, which the red date track really complements, and its full size case has beautiful large tear drop lugs.
Our photos couldn't do it justice.
With the exception of its well-fitting crown, it retains all of its original parts down to all hands and even the tiny dial screws.
Its full size, attractive case has never been polished and is showing patina. It presents nicely with only light wear and pitting. It shows an old resoldering of two of the lugs, which could be redone if you would like. It retains all its original JLC factory applied satin and strong stamping. A light polish could remove all of the patina if you prefer that style.
Its silver dial with its cut outs for displaying the month and day, has been professionally restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. And its complicated Jaeger-LeCoultre movement is clean.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. After nearly 75 years, it is still keeping very accurate time and all calendar functions work correctly.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty, a Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.
Note: A published example of this desirable model can be found in Franco Cologni's Jaeger-LeCoultre: The History of the Grande Maison, 2006, pg. 334
Information on this model can also be found in Zaf Basha's book for sale in the webstore on our site.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Year built: c. 1946
Serial no.: 406,272
Model: Triple Date Calendar
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Jaeger-LeCoultre case number
Case markings (inside): Acier Inoxydable, Fab Suisse
Case condition: It presents nicely with only light wear and pitting. It has never been polished and is showing patina. It shows an old resoldering of two of the lugs, which could be redone if you would like. It retains all its orignal JLC factory applied satin and strong stamping. A light polish could remove all of the patina if you prefer that style.
Dimensions: 36mm wide (excluding crown), 46mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, rose gold applique Arabic and pyramidal indexes, red outer date track, apertures for day, date, month, subdials in English, expertly restored
Hands: Original, rose gold, dauphines, red tipped steel date hand
Movement type: High-grade, manually wound, rectangular, cal. P484, gilt finished,"fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance spring
Movement markings: LeCoultre Co., Swiss, P484/A, 17 Jewels
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.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 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.