Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Automatic Mens Watch, 18K Rose Gold - Papers & Boxes


Item No. 8388SH

Today's offering showcases this impressive Certified Pre-Owned JLC Master Control Date watch in 18K rose gold. presents in gorgeous condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice!

For more than a century watchmakers have competed to showcase their top-tier watchmaking skill by crafting automatic movements with thin heights. Most often they focused on handwound movements to avoid the challenges of fitting an automatic winding system into a small space.

To become of a part of Jaeger-LeCoultre's coveted Master Control series, watches are tested for 1000 hours in extreme conditions including categories of temperatures, shocks and vibrations, and must pass through magnetic fields of 5000 amperes per meter before being offered for sale.

JLC created this classically elegant Master Control Date watch to pay homage to the idea of the classic mens dress watch. Its simple timeless silver dial has faceted dart markers and outer raised dot minute track that truly harkens back to JLC's vintage heritage.

Powering the watch is JLC's extremely high grade caliber 889 engine with 36 jewels, 21K gold rotor, and extremely fine finishing. It has six adjustments.

It is all-original and presents in gorgeous condition. The case is just short of perfect mint - on the wrist it presents as mint. The dial has the slightest bit of toning from the luminous in the hands that is almost suggestive a very slight shadow near the seconds post. Were if not for that the complete watch would present as 98% like new. The sapphire crystal are all mint. The current strap shows signs of use but is very serviceable. Accompanying the watch is a brand new identical JLC strap that could be installed to make the watch present nearly like new.

Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and replaced all of the waterproofing gaskets with new seals.

For the finishing touch we have fully detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Accompanying the watch are its inner and outer boxes, certificate, and booklets with holder - a complete set.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and and a new C.O.T. timing certificate.

To view the webpage for the current Master Control Date watch on the JLC website, please follow this link.

Retail price for a new Master Control Date in 18K rose gold (the current one is a larger size): $14,300.00 USD + tax

A surpremely elegant JLC with complete set and extra band!

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Ref. 145.2.89, Master Control Date
  • No.: 185
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K rose gold
  • Case condition: Mint - presents like new on the wrist
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter without the crown (36.5mm including the crown), 40mm long lug tip to tip, 7.5mm thick, signed JLC
  • Dial: Silver with applied faceted 18K rose gold dart indexes, outer graduation for the minutes/seconds, aperture for the date, luminous dots at the five minutes, it has the slightest bit of toning caused by the luminous in the hands that is almost suggestive a very slight shadow near the seconds post...otherwise it presents as mint. Note that the dial is slightly more silver than our photos and the stock photos suggest.
  • Hands: Luminous "dauphines", rose gold
  • Movement type: High-grade, automatic, Cal. 889, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 36 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Kif Flex shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Jewels: 36 rubies
  • Band: Original, signed JLC, alligator, original JLC 18K rose gold deployment buckle, shows signs of use but is very serviceable. Also included is a brand new identical JLC band. Please inquire if you would like it installed before shipping.
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire glass, mint condition
  • Servicing: Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and replaced all of the waterproofing gaskets with new seals. 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.
  • 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: Yes. Inner and outer boxes, certificate, and booklets with holder - a complete set; Connoisseur of Time 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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