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Unfortunately, this Jaeger-LeCoultre watch has already been sold.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Super Rare 1940's Oversize Steel Gents Vintage Watch

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Details

Basic Info

Ref. No. 11/1162
Code 172173087309
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year 1940's
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Wantage
Price £2,900 (= [SOLD]) [Negotiable]
Availability Ready to ship in 3-5 days

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Steel
Dial Grey
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel

Functions

Month

Others

Blue Steel Hands

Description

Overview
Founded in 1833, Jaeger Le Coultre have long been acknowledged as one of the premier watchmakers both in terms of their extremely high quality movements and their effortlessly elegant design. It was also interesting to read the recent Daily Telegraph article on vintage watches with the highest investment potential - Jaeger was given a special mention along with Rolex and Patek....This beautiful and classically art-deco oversize wristwatch from the 1940's encapsulates both these facets. The extremely rare solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The very high grade Jaeger signed manual movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker. The original steel/grey Jaeger signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is deliciously elegant. The inner railway line style minute markers, black painted hour batons with Arabic numbers of the quarters along with the blued steel hands create a classically art-deco look. To complete this beautifully elegant watch we have added a new, high quality black Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle.
My asking price is below the value for a watch of this condition and rarity, particularly with the continual rise in value of vintage watches of this high quality. In view of the high grade Swiss movement, I will include a three month written guarantee on the movement, which is long enough for you to assess the working order. Also, I offer a full refund if you are not entirely happy, as long as the watch is returned within 14 days in the same condition with a trackable courier.

The Case
The gleaming provenance polished solid steel oversize case is in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. The slim lugs and perfectly proportioned case give a classically art-deco look. The case measures just over 35 mm's wide, excluding the winding crown and 43 mm's, including the lugs. The outside case has the reference number of '271596' and the inside caseback is signed 'Acier Inoxyable Fab Suisse'.

The Movement
Jaeger movements are recognised as one of the highest quality in watchmaking and were used by Patek Phillipe. This jewelled movement has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker and is running beautifully. It is signed 'Jaeger Le Coultre' and 'Swiss'. The movement reference is '457936'

The Dial
The original steel/grey Jaeger signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is deliciously elegant. The inner railway line style minute markers, black painted hour batons with Arabic numbers of the quarters along with the blued steel hands create a classically art-deco look. It is signed 'Jaeger Le Coultre' and 'Swiss'.

The Strap
As mentioned, this watch sits on a high quality black Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile skin strap with a steel Hirsch buckle.

The Conclusion
This is a beautiful example of a watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch. I’m happy for this watch to be authenticated if required. Ref: 11/1162
Please take a moment to look at my other watches in the Shop. Please also see my 100% feedback as reassurance of the quality of my watches and highest levels of service