A gorgeous Art Deco wristwatch manufactured by Jaeger LeCoultre in 1942, in excellent overall condition, amazing bering in mind that this beautiful watch is 76 years old. The classic long size 14 carat solid gold case has stepped, hooded lugs. It looks fabulous , as does the dial. The movement is running very well and keeping time. The watch is fitted with a Rios genuine lizard calf strap. Please bear in mind that although this watch is larger than many Art Deco style watches from this period, it is smaller than contemporary watches so it will also be suitable for a lady seeking a watch oozing with retro style that just cannot be emulated by modern watches.
Dial: finishedin a light two tone satin silver with an outer minutes chapter and signed "LeCoultre Swiss". Gold coloured Arabic numerals and dots mark the hours and a subsidiary seconds dial is located just above the six o'clock position. The crystal is clean and clear. The dial was expertly restored to a high standard a couple of years ago.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in great condition with the expected light marks from careful use over the last 76 years years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention. The case measures approximately 21 mm across, excluding the crown and 39 mm in overall length. The inside of the case is hallmarked as 14K gold and signed "LeCoultre".
Movement: high end Swiss, 17 jewel movement, signed “LeCoultre Co”. The serial number of the movement is dates the watch to 1942.
Strap: fitted with a used "Rios" brown genuine lizard calf (not grain) strap, which attached to the watch measures approximately 214mm from buckle tip to last hole.