Item No. 4896
Built for less than three years from 1952-1954 the U.S. market 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 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.
The version showcases a distinctive bullhorn lug 14K gold case.
It is in excellent condition and has been freshly cleaned and oiled. We have also installed a new mineral crystal and new crocodile strap to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity and a new timing certificate.
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