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

Jaeger-LeCoultre Raised Outer Dial

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Basic Info

Ref. No. 11/1025
Code 181826640480
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year 1945
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Wantage
Price £2,600 (= [SOLD]) [Negotiable]
Availability Ready to ship in 3-5 days

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 33 mm
Glass Plexiglass
Dial Champagne

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Clasp Buckle

Functions

Month, Alarm

Description

Overview
Founded in 1833, Jaeger Le Coultre have long been acknowledged as one of the premier watchmakers in terms of their extremely high quality movements, their effortlessly elegant design and innovation. They made the iconic Reverso in the 1930's and followed this up with the wrist alarm Powermatic and Memovox but never forgot the delicious elegance of their dress watches.
This beautiful solid 14ct gold Jaeger le Coultre is one of the most gorgeous I've ever seen. The solid 14ct gold case is in exceptional condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The original Jaeger signed and very rare stepped (outer section of the dial) ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is beautifully understated and elegant. The applied spear head gold batons, gold hands and gold Jaeger legend provide the softest contrast to the dial and blend perfectly with the gleaming case. The very high grade Jaeger signed manual movement has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker and is in excellent condition. Very rarely we have the original Jaeger box - this is in excellent condition and are on EBAY for between £100 - £200... To complete this wonderful piece I've added a new, high quality, dark brown Hirsch strap with gold plated buckle - I'd be happy to switch this to a black Hirsch crocodile skin if required. The condition of this watch would suggest it was a treasured and rarely worn possession.
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.

The Case
The crisp, provenance polished solid 14ct yellow gold case is in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. The elegant lugs and perfectly proportioned case give a wonderfully late art-deco look. The case measures 33 mm's wide, excluding the winding crown and 40 mm's, including the lugs - please note, watches in the 1940's were smaller than todays and this is a medium size gents or could easily be a large size ladies watch. The outside caseback is signed '14K Gold D&A' and the inside is signed 'Cased and Timed in the USA By Le Coultre' and the case number and reference of '727-722-103' and '85947'.

The Dial
The original Jaeger signed ivory/cream dial is deliciously elegant and has the super rare stepped outer section. The applied gold spear head hour batons with Arabics at the quarter along with the gold hands and sub-second create a delicious late art-deco look. It is signed 'Le Coultre' and 'Swiss Made'. The lens has been replaced with a new acrylic one.

The Movement
Jaeger movements are recognised as one of the highest quality in watch making and were used by Patek Phillipe. This 17 jewelled manual movement has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker and is running beautifully. It is signed 'Seventeen 17 Jewels', 'Le Coultre Co', 'Unadjusted' and 'Swiss'. The movement reference is '480/CW and movement number '1059233'.

The Strap
This watch sits on a new, high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches dark brown crocodile skin strap with gold plated Hirsch buckle.

The Conclusion
This is a rare and highly collectable vintage 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. 11/1025
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