Today's offering showcases a LeCoultre model we love, the calendar date.
Built for less than three years from 1952-1954 the unusual and uncommon LeCoultre calendar date models 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've always loved. 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 and unordinary arrangement than had been previously employed.
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.
The classically styled original LeCoultre U.S. contract case features pleasing lugs. And the calendar is done in a beautiful blue that matches the original blue steeled seconds hand.
We are pleased to offer the watch with all original parts.
Its case is in good condition with honest wear. On the wrist it presents nicely. Its untouched original dial has moderate toning giving it a true vintage look. Please inquire if you would like it restored. And its movement is very clean.
Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and installed new mineral glass crystal to give a clear view of the dial to the very edge. It is keeping very accurate time.
For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.
Note: A published example of a similar watch can be found in Jaeger-LeCoultre: A Guide for the Collector, Basha, 2008, pg. 57.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made only for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 975,562
Year built: c. 1954
Model: Calendar date, Cal. 810/AW
Case material: 10K gold filled
Case condition: Good honest condition with spots of gold wear through and wear. Grooves in bottom of lugs. One lug has a very slight bend.
Dimensions: 32.5mm diameter (excluding crown - 35mm including), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip, 9mm thick
Dial: Signed LeCoultre, outer date track in blue, two-silver with inner more metallic spun silver disk with triangular date pointer, gold dart applique markers, original and untouched with moderate toning. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
Hands: Original, gold, 'dauphines'
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 17 Jewels, Unadjusted, 975562
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, new. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and installed new mineral glass crystal to give a clear view of the dial to the very edge.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time. 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.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.