An absolutely fabulous Art Deco 18 carat solid white gold wristwatch made by Jaeger LeCoultre, dating to 1948 and in excellent overall condition. This is a rarely seen Jaeger LeCoultre model; over the last ten years I have only acquired three. It is a really beautiful watch, oozing with retro appeal. The dial is set with 17 genuine diamonds in white gold settings and the case has stunning hooded lugs, shaped into four teardrops at each end. Having just been professionally oiled and adjusted, the movement is running strongly and keeping time. A new strap has just been fitted so this watch is ready to wear. Please bear in mind that Art Deco gents watches from this period were made smaller than contemporary watches (see the dimensions given below) so this watch is also suitable for wear by a lady looking for a stunning vintage watch. It is signed on the case, dial and movement.
Dial: in very good condition finished in satin silver and signed "LeCoultre". Seventeen genuine diamonds set in white gold casings mark the hours and a subsidiary seconds dial with cross hairs is located just above the six o'clock position. The crystal is clean and clear.
Case: 18 carat solid white gold in very good condition indeed with the expected light marks from 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. The case measures approximately 22 mm across, excluding the crown and 41 mm in overall length. The outside of the case is hallmarked as 18K gold and the inside is signed "LeCoultre".
Movement: high end Swiss cal. 438/4CW , 17 jewel movement, signed “LeCoultre Co”. It has just been professionally oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker and is running perfectly and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1948.
Strap: fitted with a vintage new old stock generic black "Corfam" strap with a suede effect finish. Attached to the watch it measures approximately 206 mm from buckle tip to last hole.