Sorry I have been purchased
I have a passion for collecting beautiful vintage watches and have collected some fabulous timepieces over the years but this watch is, in my view, among the most visually stunning vintage Art Deco watches you will see. It always attracts considerable interest on the few occasions I have managed to acquire this rare timepiece. I have bought only ten over the last fifteen years and this one is different from the others I have bought as the case has beautiful extended curved lugs. It looks absolutely fabulous on the wrist. It is a gentlemans' watch, manufactured in 1943, by one of the most prestigious watchmakers ever, Jaeger LeCoultre. The 14 carat solid gold case presents very well indeed and the Art Deco two tone silver satin dial which is colloquially referred to as the Japanese flag dial looks gorgeous. The movement has just been oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker so it is running well and keeping time. Please bear in mind that Art Deco gents watches from this period were made smaller than contemporary watches (see the dimensions given in the full listing) so this watch is suitable for wear by a gentleman or a lady looking for a larger stylish period watch oozing with retro appeal.
Dial: finished in two tone satin silver,in great condition and signed "LeCoultre". Exploded gold coloured batons and a black Arabic number 12 mark the hours and a recessed subsidiary seconds dial is located just above the six o'clock position. The crystal is clean and clear with a few tiny chips on the edges.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in great condition, measuring approximately 24 mm across at the widest point but excluding the crown and 38 mm in overall length. The inside of the case is hallmarked as 14K gold and correctly signed "LWW Co Inc". Jaeger LeCoultre watches aimed for the American market from this period were cased and timed in the USA by the licensed importers Longines Wittnauer Watch Co. (LWW. Co.). There is a presentation engraving on the rear cover.
Movement: high end Swiss, 17 jewel movement, signed “Le Coultre Co”. The serial number of the movement is dates the watch to 1943.
Strap: fitted with a new generic black leather strap, which attached to the watch measures approximately 209 mm from buckle tip to last hole.