1949 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mens Watch, Extremely Rare Model, 14K Gold - The Mitchell


Item No. 6554

Long ago Jaeger-LeCoultre built their reputation as masters of watch design. This commitment to stylistic excellence produced a number of exquisitely sculpted watches (like the Reverso), and the company's tradition for beautiful design continued to show-up in certain models of their later American market watches like this watch.

Serious connoisseurs will recognize the important wristwatch featured in today's offering as one of the rarest vintage shaped case dress models ever made by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Named the "Mitchell", it is full of distinctive style and masculine panache.

From the strong black dial to the gorgeous 14K case and high grade, hand-crafted movement, every piece about this special watch showcases the quality one would expect from the fine Swiss watchmaker.

It is fully LeCoultre down to all the hands and its signed winding crown.

Its 14K gold avant garde case presents as near mint. As does its dial. And its fine handwound movement is keeping time.

One of our watchmakers has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch, disassembling it to its very last screw.

We have also installed a new glass crystal. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity

In thirteen years of specializing in rare LeCoultre dress watches, this is only the second Mitchell we have had - don't miss the opportunity to own a fine and very rare LeCoultre before it slips into someone's prized collection.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1949
  • Serial no.: 584,477
  • Model: The "Mitchell", made for the American market
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings (outside): 14K GOLD
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed by LeCoultre
  • Case condition: Near mint
  • Dial: Gloss black, signed LeCoultre, gold outer track, sunken seconds dial, gold applique baton markers, may be an extremely high quality vintage refinishing, presents as just short of mint
  • Dimensions: 21mm wide (excluding crown), 39.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, gold, "batons"
  • Movement type: Cal. 438 C/W, high quality, rhodium plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, monometallic balance, index regulator
  • Movement markings: LeCoultre, Swiss, 438/CW, Seventeen Jewels
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch, disassembling it to its very last screw and also installed a new crystal.
  • 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. We have serviced/restored hundreds of vintage LeCoultre watches.
  • 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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