A gorgeous Jaeger LeCoultre 14 carat solid gold gentleman’s watch dating to 1952, 67 years old and in amazing overall condition. This watch looks stunning, a rare model with long stepped lugs, looking great on the wrist. The dial is in excellent condition and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running strongly and keeping time. A new old stock Hadley Roma genuine crocodile calf strap has been fitted and the crystal was replaced recently so this watch is ready to wear. It is signed on the case, dial and movement.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in great condition. The elegant and ornate lugs present beautifully on the wrist. The inside and outside of the rear cover are hallmarked as 14K gold and the inside is signed "LeCoultre". The case measures approximately 32 mm across, excluding the crown and 39 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: satin silver finish with a textured border, signed "LeCoultre Swiss", in excellent condition. Gold coloured batons mark the hours and a subsidiary seconds dial is located just above 6 o'clock. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear. The watch has just come back from expert restoration to a high standard, back to as it looked when new.
Movement: LeCoultre cal. 438/4CW LeCoultre movement with 17 jewels, freshly oiled and adjusted, running strongly and keeping time. The movement serial number dates the watch to 1952.
Strap: fitted with a new old stock Hadley Roma genuine crocodile calf strap, which fitted to the watch measures approximately 208 mm from buckle tip to last hole.