A fabulous Jaeger LeCoultre 18 carat solid gold gentleman’s watch dating to 1965, in great original condition. This watch is gorgeous, looking stunning on the wrist. The case has a wide Florentine bezel and the factory original dial presents very well. The movement runs strongly and keeps time. The watch has just been fitted with a new good quality lizard grain leather strap so this watch is ready to wear It is quadruple signed, on the case, dial, movement and crown. Please note that although this watch was originally manufactured for a gentleman, contemporary gents watches are now produced in larger sizes, often as large as pocket watches. Therefore this watch will also be of interest to a lady seeking a high end watch which oozes with retro appeal and elegance.
Case: 18 carat solid gold with a gorgeous Florentine bezel, in very good condition, measuring approximately 33 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 35 mm from lug to lug. The inside of the case is signed "LeCoultre" and hallmarked as 18 carat solid gold as is the outside . The case shows the inevitable light signs of use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance. All that I could see to draw to your attention is some very slight rippling to the back of the case, not evident in the photographs but mentioned for the sake of accuracy.
Dial: factory original, finished in satin silver, signed "LeCoultre Swiss". Gold coloured batons mark the hours. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear The dial is showing very light patina.
Movement: LeCoultre cal. K818/CW movement with 17 jewels, running strongly and keeping time. The movement serial number dates the watch to 1965.
Strap: fitted with a good quality generic stitched and lightly padded brown leather lizard grain strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 209 mm from buckle tip to last hole.
This fabulous watch is 54 years old, in great condition and highly collectible. LeCoultre watches are appreciated for their quality and elegance. This timepiece will make a very good investment but it is also a stunning watch for wear. Do not miss the opportunity to buy this watch as these models do not come up for sale very often.