1952 JAEGER-LECOULTRE Vintage Mens Watch, Automatic with Beautiful Hobnail Case - 18K Gold. Long ago Jaeger-LeCoultre built their reputation as masters of watch design. This commitment to stylistic excellence produced a number of exquisitely sculpted watches (like the Reverso), and the company's tradition for beautiful design continued to show-up in certain models of their later American market watches like this watch.Its distinctive style is striking - it was one of Jaeger-LeCoultre's few watch made for the U. S market crafted out of 18K gold instead of 14K gold, attesting to its exclusive top-tier position among the company's American watches. From the silver dial with 18K accents, to the gorgeous 18K case with hobnail bezel and high grade, hand-crafted automatic caliber 493 movement, every piece about this special watch showcases the quality one would expect from the fine Swiss watchmaker. So well-designed and constructed was the movement that Vacheron & Constantin and Audemars Piguet used it as the base movement in their automatic watches from the era. It was Vacheron's first bi-directional automatic, dubbed the P1019 for their use (see comparative image).
It has fully LeCoultre parts down to all the hands. Its 18K garde case filled with panache is better than near mint. Its dial was restored in vintage times - please inquire if you would like it freshly restored. And its fine automatic movement is keeping time. One of our watchmakers has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch, disassembling it to its very last screw.
We have also installed a new crystal specially selected to not obscure the outer track of the dial. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Silver, signed LeCoultre, gold outer track, 18K gold applique faceted baton markers, restored in vintage times.Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored. Crystal : Acylic, s pecially selected to not obscure the outer track of the dial, mint condition. Case : Stunning, 18K gold, original signed LeCoultre, hobnail bezel with long lugs, two-body, polished, 33mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip.
Band : Teju lizard, 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. 493 C/W, rhodium plated, decorated, 360 degree, bidirectional winding with switching rocker for switching winding direction, stacked design, monometallic balance, 17 jewels.Function : Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds. Crown: Gold, original, correctly unsigned. Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the American market. Case markings (outside): 18K GOLD. Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed by LeCoultre - note the numerous hand-engraved watchmakers marks showing an extensive service history. Case condition: Near mint with light wear. 33mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip. Movement type: High grade, Cal.
Movement markings: LeCoultre, Swiss, 17 Jewels, 493. Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH. Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn.
Acylic, specially selected to not obscure the outer track of the dial, mint condition. Serviced: One of our watchmakers has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch, disassembling it to its very last screw. Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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.We have serviced/restored hundreds of vintage LeCoultre watches. Please message us for details. Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity. Simply notify us and send it back anytime within 30 days after it has been received.
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The seller is "connoisseur_of_time" and is located in Suwanee, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.