1966 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Museum Watch, Modern Art - 14K Gold & Diamonds


Item No. 6737

One of the iconic designs of the 1960's was the Museum watch, first created by Movado. The design inspiration for their dial with no numbers came from the idea that time is not known by a number sequence, but rather by the position of the sun as the earth rotates.

On this dial, one simple marker was placed at the 12 o-clock position to symbolize the sun at its peak at noon. The "diamond version" featured in today's offering is another iteration of the Museum watch, a masterpiece selected by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection in 1960.

Speaking about the Museum Watch, Greta Daniel of the Museum of Modern Art commented to the watch's designer, Nathan George Horwitt: "...I found that the continuously changing relationship of the moving hands to the 12 o'clock it created attractive geometric patterns which were fascinating to observe. I realize that this aesthetic pleasure can only be derived from a carefully balanced relationship of pure geometric elements..."*

Today's offering showcases this 14K gold and diamond LeCoultre version of the watch. It's original and in pleasing condition.

Its monococque case is in beautiful condition. Its dial is original with some surface aging of the finish. And its movement is near pristine.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It continues to keep very accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new genuine Teju 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.

*Source: Fritz von Osterhausen's, The Movado History.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 1,791,711
  • Year sold: c. 1966
  • Model: Ref. 2849-885/886
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case markings (outside): 14K Gold
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed in the U.S.A. by LeCoultre, Star W. C. Co., 14 Karat Gold, 6699745, 2849-885/886
  • Case condition: Better than near mint
  • Dial: 33mm wide (excluding crown), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Batons
  • Movement type: Cal. K885, manually wound, rhodium-plated, straight line lever escapement, shock resistant, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings:  LeCoultre, Swiss, Unadjusted, Seventeen Jewels, K885
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal: Acrylic, original, excellent condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • 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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