A fabulous Jaeger LeCoultre 14 carat solid gold gentleman’s watch dating to 1947, 72 years old, in excellent overall condition. This watch looks gorgeous, a rare model which always attracts considerable interest when I manage to find one. The case has beautiful knotted design lugs, looking stunning on the wrist as does the two tone dial. The movement is running strongly and keeping time. Please note that although this watch was originally manufactured for a gentleman, contemporary gents watches are now produced in much larger sizes, often as large as pocket watches. Therefore this watch will also be of interest to a lady seeking a mid-size high end watch which oozes with retro appeal and elegance.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in great condition. The elegant and ornate lugs are a real feature of this watch. They are fashioned into a knot design and look stunning when the watch is worn. The inside and outside of the rear cover are hallmarked as 14K gold. The case measures approximately 30 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 40 mm from lug to lug. It shows the expected signs of careful and probably infrequent use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention.
Dial: two tone satin silver finish signed "LeCoultre" , in very good condition. Gold coloured batons and black Arabic numerals mark the hours. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear. I believe the dial may have been restored at some time as I would expect a watch of this age with a factory dial to show patina.
Movement: LeCoultre cal 9RO signed movement with 17 jewels, running strongly and keeping time. The movement serial number dates the watch to 1947.
Strap: fitted with a lightly used generic black genuine alligator calf strap, which fitted to the watch measures approximately 211 mm from buckle tip to last hole.