1953 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Calendar Date Mens Watch - 14K Solid Gold


Item No. 4570

Built for less than three years from 1952-1954 the unusual LeCoultre calendar date models made for the U.S. market possess a special characteristic: an unusual calendar feature activated through a "hidden" button located in the crown.

But what set these watches apart from plain calendars is the uniqueness of its date operation, special both in form and function, and a feature we love. Rather than simply possessing a date hand or small date window somewhere on the dial (face), the watch features a marker rotating on a disk that points to the appropriate date, a much more elegant arrangement than had been previously utilized.

Before the traditional quick-setting date had been invented, this watch had the best design in our opinion. Instead of needing to make the appropriate number of rotations with the hands or manipulate a pin-sized corrector button, you simply press a button conveniently built into the winding crown. With each push the date advances one day.

This version features a classic 14K gold case.

The dial has been recently restored, and it has just been fully serviced by the leading JLC expert in the U.S.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 885,142
  • Year built: c. 1953
  • Model: Calendar date, Cal. 810/AW
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings (outside): 14K
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and timed in the U.S.A. by LeCoultre, 14K
  • Case condition: Near mint with a couple of light creases in the back
  • Dimensions: 32.5mm wide, 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Signed LeCoultre, outer date track, silver with inner disk with triangular date pointer, gold dart applique markers, well-restored
  • Hands: Original, gold, 'epees'
  • Crown: Original, rare and inventive, integrated push button set flush with the end advances the date marker forward one day with each push
  • Movement type: Caliber 810/AW, manually wound, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, special date, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat hairspring, power reserve of approximately 40 hours
  • Movement markings: LeCoultre, 810/AW, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, brand new and unworn. Please inquire if you would like a different strap
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly fully serviced by the leading JLC expert in the U.S.
  • 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 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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