Long ago Jaeger-LeCoultre built their reputation as masters of watch design with iconic models like the Reverso. In vintage times the company carried on the tradition and crafted certain very distinctive watches for the less restrained U.S market.
Such is the case with this LeCoultre, one of the most desirable vintage dress models made by Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Its distinctive style really stands out, and it was one of Jaeger-LeCoultre's few made for the U.S market crafted out of 18K gold instead of 14K gold, attesting to its top-tier position among the company's American watches.
It is all-original down to the crown and crystal. Its case is just short of mint. Its dial is honest and untouched with aging at the edges. Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled its very fine handwound movement, which is near pristine and continues to run strong and true.
For the finishing touch we have just installed a brand new genuine Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year 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.
A seldom-seen opportunity to own a fine JLC timepiece before it slips into someone's prized collection.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 675,960
Year made: 1950
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): 18K
Case markings (inside): Cased and timed by LeCoultre
Case condition: Just short of mint
Dial: Silver faceted applied gold indices with Arabic numerals at the primary hours, signed LeCoultre, original, honest condition with aging at the edges. Please inquire if you would like it expertly restored.
Dimensions: 28mm wide (without crown), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold, 'epees', excellent condition
Movement type: Cal. 480/CW, manually wound, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance-spring
Movement markings: Swiss, LeCoultre Co, 17 jewels, 480/CW
Band: Teju lizard, 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.
Crystal: Mineral glass, original, just short of mint condition
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a 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 warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
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