1965 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mens Asymmetrical Watch - 14K White Gold & Diamonds


Item No. 6873

During the latter half of the 1950's in the era of the '57 Chevy and the Cadillac fin, Jaeger-LeCoultre made avante garde wristwatches for the U.S. market. Embodying distinctive design from the period, they are funky and original, yet elegant enough to be worn on the wrists of discriminating ladies and collectors.

Among the most interesting of these is the uncommon asymmetrical. Today's offering showcases a prime example of the rarest version of these watches - one with Jaeger-LeCoultre factory diamond dial.

We were fortunate to acquire this fine gentleman's watch in beautiful condition. It is fully JLC / LeCoultre down to the hands and signed crown.

The case is better than mint. The edges and the factory Florentine texturing are crisp - it has never been polished. The dial shows only the slightest aging.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled the high grade LeCoultre caliber K480 movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is near pristine.

We have also sourced and installed a special new-old-stock quad-faceted crystal like the watch original had.

Note that it is because of the crystal facets that the dial wording shows the way it does in the photographs.

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 and a new Connoisseur of Time timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Don't miss the chance to own a watch that unites the worlds of art and horology as both a noteworthy 1950's design and a high-grade timepiece.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Year built: c. 1965
  • Serial no.: 1,652,176
  • Model: Ref. # 2406
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K white gold
  • Dimensions: 28mm wide at its widest point, 36mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case markings (outside): 10K GOLD FILLED
  • Case condition: Just short of mint with light wear. The edges and the factory Florentine texturing are crisp - it has never been polished.
  • Dial: Bright and beautiful, silver, diamond markers at 3, 9, and 12 each with three original factory-set high quality round diamonds, black painted baton indexes
  • Hands: White gold, "batons"
  • Movement type: Caliber K480, manually wound, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings: LeCoultre Co. Swiss, 17 jewels, K480
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, new-old-stock, quad-faceted crystal like the watch original had.
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is quite pristine.
  • Warranty: 1-year international 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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