An attractive and highly sought after Jaeger LeCoultre gentleman’s bumper automatic calendar watch dating to c1955, in great overall condition. This is one of the early automatic watches manufactured by this company with a rotor which rocks back and forth to wind the watch. Modern automatics have a rotor that will turn a full 360 degrees. The stainless steel case and dial present very well and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running strongly and keeping time. The calendar function operates correctly. The date aperture displays on alternate days a black or white background. The watch is triple signed, on the case, dial and movement.
Case: large size stainless steel case, in very good condition, measuring approximately 35 mm across, excluding the crown and 41 mm from lug to lug. It is signed "LeCoultre Co. Swiss" on the inside of the screw back cover. The case shows the expected light marks, inevitable from use over the years but no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention.
Dial: signed "LeCoultre Automatic Swiss", with a satin silver finish and applied gold coloured batons marking the hours. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear. The dial has just been returned from professional restoration to a high standard back to as it looked when new.
Movement: cal. P812 automatic movement, signed LeCoultre with 17 jewels. Freshly oiled and adjusted, the mechanism ran strongly on a 24 hour test and kept time.
Strap: fitted with a new old stock vintage black Norwegian calf strap, which attached to the watch measures approximately 207 mm from buckle tip to last hole.