1949 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mens Powermatic Power Reserve Watch - 18K Rose Gold


Item No. 6225

Jaeger-LeCoultre created some of the very fine automatic wristwatches of the vintage era, including their sought after power reserve models. Long before watch winders made entered the watch collecting world, power reserve indicators insured that the owner never had to worry about resetting the time, even after his watch lay idle over night.

Today's offering showcases this uncommon and beautiful early power reserve. It is a seldom seen rose gold version and a true European JLC. It is so elegant on the wrist.

Powering it is a movement from JLC's first automatic series ever to feature power reserve indication. So sophisticated and well engineered is the movement that its was used by Vacheron & Constantin (see comparative image of the two movements below).

It has all original parts except for the replacement crown. I've always loved the look of the original counterweighted seconds hands on these.

Its heavy and original case has pleasing lugs and its silver dial has been professionally restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.

Our watchmaker has freshly fully serviced the movement. Like always included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Note: A published example of a similar watch can be found in Jaeger-LeCoultre: A Guide for the Collector, Basha, 2008, pg. 148

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial number: 547,008
  • Year built: c. 1949
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Power Reserve, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K rose gold
  • Case markings (inside): 18K, .750
  • Case condition: Presents beautifully. Signs of previous polishing.
  • Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, signed Jaeger-LeCoultre and Automatic, two-tone power reserve indication window displays red when the watch needs to be wound, expertly restored
  • Hands: All original, gold luminous "lances", original blue steel seconds hands
  • Movement type: High-grade, Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 481, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, index regulator, buffered rotor
  • Movement markings: Jaeger-LeCoultre Co., Fab. Suisse, Swiss, Automatic
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, brand new and unworn with yellow gold tone unsigned buckle. We also stock straps in a variety of different skins and colors. Please ask if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, fully freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision 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 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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