Of the many luxurious ladies watches Jaeger-LeCoultre manufactured during vintage times, the diamond bejewelled backwind models were the prestigous company's top-of-the-line offerings for women, often costing the equivalent of well over $10,000 in today's valuation.
Besides representing the state-of-the-art in miniaturization technology, they also possessed the greatest level of artistic refinement, concealing their winding crowns beneath the case back to avoid disrupting the watch's perfect purity and full symmetry.
The gorgeous ladies wristwatch featured in today's offering is a pleasing example of one of these watches. Unlike most of these watches found in the States which were made for the U.S. market, this is a true Swiss creation, fully made and assembled at the JLC factory in Vallée de Joux.
We were fortunate to acquire if in all original condition. It has a refined elegance and is fully LeCoultre down to the bracelet, hands, winding crown and even the three gold screws that are often lost that hold the back and crown in place.
Its six original diamonds tastefully accent the case and the beautiful rope style bracelet.
Its case is in excellent condition with light wear. Its dial is untouched and warmed to a sepia tone, giving it a true vintage look - please inquire if you would like it expertly restored.
The aging on the dial is much less perceptible in person than in the photos - the watch is quite small, only 14mm wide, so the photos are quite magnified.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it 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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Year built: c. 1960's
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Excellent condition with light wear. It still retains perfect unpolished hallmarks.
Dimensions: 14mm wide (excluding crown), 21mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver (originally - now warmed to a sepia tone), dart and Arabic applique gold indexes, signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, original. Please inquire if you would like it expertly restored. The aging on the dial is much less perceptible in person than in the photos - the watch is quite small, only 14mm wide, so the photos are quite magnified.
Hands: Original, gold, 'epees'
Movement type: High-grade LeCoultre caliber 426, rhodium plated, backwound, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Jewels: 16 rubies
Band: Original, integrated to the case, 18K gold, rope style, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 6.5 inches, excellent condition
Crystal type: Acrylic, new-old-stock
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. 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.