Jaeger-LeCoultre 18ct Pink Gold 1947 Oversize – Sorry Now Sold 6th March

£3,650

18ct Solid Pink Gold

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed

Immaculate 18K Solid Pink Gold Case

Large 35mm Diameter, not including the JLC Crown

Very High Grade Hand Wound Calibre P449 Movement

Matching Original Gilt Sword Hands and Sub Seconds Dial

New Burgundy Lizard Skin Strap with plain Gold Plated Buckle

Matching Jaeger-LeCoultre Presentation Box Included

The watch is offered with a 12 month Warranty

Free UK Next Day Delivery

Overseas Fedex £45

vgw ref. JLC370

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It is not commonly known that Jaeger-LeCoultre, in addition to producing movements for its own watches, has also produced movements for a number of famous watch houses such as Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and IWC. Indeed for most of the 20th Century, Jaeger-LeCoultre even supplied bare movements to the great firm of Patek Philippe. Then as now, Jaeger-LeCoultre has always been considered one of the very finest watchmakers in Switzerland and  so of course, the world.

Since the founding of Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1833, the brand has had a very inventive history developing over 1,249 mechanical calibers and registering over 400 Patents, playing a tremendous role in the development of the industry as a whole. Whether it is the keyless watch, caliber 101, or the iconic Reverso, it would be difficult to imagine a historical account of watchmaking without the mention of Jaeger LeCoultre.

The company has always been a true ‘Manufacturer’ of of the finest quality watch movements. This is unusual because more often than not, high end brands such as Rolex, Patek Phillippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin would buy movements for particular needs. For example, in 1967 when Patek Phillippe, Audemars Piguet And Vacheron Constantin needed an ultra-thin automatic movement, it was to Jaeger-LeCoultre they turned to, to produce one for them. Furthermore, the exquisite Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 920, is still in production and in use today by Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet.

Description

Here we have a particularly beautiful example of a gentleman’s classic 1940’s, 18ct pink gold oversize dress watch, from Jaeger-LeCoultre in fully restored condition.

The Case

The case is made of the much rarer 18 carat pink gold and is an oversize 35mm in diameter, not including the JLC crown.  The beautiful  ’40s/50s teardrop lugs are also an attractive feature and give the watch greater presence. Inside, the case-back is properly hallmarked “18K 0.750″ and signed ” Jaeger-LeCoultre Co” “SWISS” and carries the external serial number 509011. The case is in mint condition, having had a very gentle and sympathetic clean and polish. The watch has obviously been very well cared for as there are no dings, scratches or marks visible to the naked eye.

The Dial

The original classic slightly off-white dial with raised Arabic numerals and triangular indices each in pink gold is matched by the original pink hands. This is the original dial which has been restored to the very highest standards by the UK’s foremost dial restorers. Simply signed Jaeger-LeCoultre and “Swiss” and with  a subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock.  The overall look, as with all vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of original classic simplicity and elegance. The lens is new, having been replaced as part of the restoration.

The Movement

This is the all original high quality 17 jewelled, Calibre P449/3Cbr hand wind movement signed Jaeger-LeCoultre Co and ‘Fab Suisse’ and serial number 4991455 making the year of manufacture 1947. It has just been serviced and is running strongly and keeping accurate time, within plus 15 seconds per day, which is excellent for a watch of this age. The watch has a runtime of 44 hours from its fully wound state which shows the movement is particularly strong running and well within expected parameters.

The Strap

This is a high quality burgundy lizard skin leather strap which is very stylish and we feel matches the watch perfectly. However if you have a preference for another colour or style of strap we will do our best to oblige without any extra cost. Note, we are happy to fit any strap from the Hirsch range from our partner site www.watchobsession.co.uk.

Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, a detailed written receipt and separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. The numbers on this watch match and date this watch to 1947 and will be quoted on your receipt for your security. The watch comes with a rare original vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre presentation box as shown in the photographs. Please note the original vintage presentation box is not original to this particular watch but it is a good match. The watch is sold on 14 days no quibble sale or return and with 12 months warranty.*

In Conclusion

This exactly the kind of watch we love to find, bring back to life and offer here for sale. It’s many more times more stylish than the modern equivalent watch and even though it is now a half century old, it is still completely fresh, reliable and practical to wear as your everyday watch should you wish, but mostly it’s a thing of beauty, some would say, ourselves included, a work of art, from one of the most prestigious names in Swiss watch-making. Should you wish to view it this way, it is also an excellent investment and heirloom piece, as well as something to treasure and enjoy, and as each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold watches grows ever greater, limited supply and high demand from the Far East, means prices will climb ever higher!

Please note, all vintage watches should be kept away from water and dust at all times. Even though a watch may have been specified as water-proof when new, we do not test for this and it is not guaranteed. All the rubber seals have been replaced during the restoration of this watch but due to the age of the watch it may not be watertight.

This is a beautiful example of a classic vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and if treated with care, will remain an excellent investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy.

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you would like to pay by UK cheque or by bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you.

*Note – 12 Month warranty only included if the list price is paid.

If you have any questions please call on Landline 0207 727 7095 or Mobile 07515 949250

Or if calling from overseas on Landline +44 207 727 7095 or Mobile +44 7515 949250

We are able to accept part exchanges and part payment to reserve this watch.