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.
Named the "Lowell", its distinctive style is striking, and it was one of Jaeger-LeCoultre's few watch made for the U.S market crafted out of 18K gold instead of 14K gold, attesting to its exclusive top-tier position among the company's American watches.
It's diamond dial matches the luxuriousness of its 18K case and is beautiful!
We acquired it from the estate of what is likely the original owner.
It presents very nicely! It is fully LeCoultre down to the original hands and signed winding crown.
The case presents as better than near mint; the dial is bright and clean, a vintage restoration.
Our watchmaker has just disassembled it down to the very last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it. The movement hows a service history, and is quite clean and keeping very accurate time.
We also have an 18K JLC tang buckle that could be paired with it you would like. Please inquire if you're interested.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new 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.: 737,902
Year built: c. 1951
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): 18K GOLD
Case markings (inside): Cased and timed by LeCoultre - a number of hand engraved watchmaker's servicing records suggest the watch was well taken care of
Case condition: Better than near mint with light signs of polishing
Dial: Silver, factory set with diamond indices, signed LeCoultre, presents very nicely, a vintage restoration
Dimensions: 21.5mm wide (without crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, white gold, 'epees' - note that the hands presents with less aging in person than the photos suggest
Movement type: High quality, early tonneau, manually wound, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance-spring
Band: Teju, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal: Acrylic, very good condition
Serviced: Yes. Our watchmaker has just disassembled it down to the very last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international 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.