Gold Jaeger-LeCoultre vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1953
A fine and large 9ct yellow gold manually wound wristwatch with flared lugs and original presentation case
This is a very attractive Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch that is in exceptional condition for its age. With a case diameter of 35mm, the watch is impressive in size for the period of its production.
The movement is a very fine Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 478. The 478 was first released in 1945 and is regarded as one of the watchmaker’s most refined calibres. Indeed, the calibre 478 was of such high quality that it was also available as a chronometer rated movement. Interestingly, the chronometer rated 478 was incorporated into the famous Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic model which was launched 5 years after production of the present watch, in 1958.
Cased in 9ct gold, the watch has a rounded central body and impressive, sculpted, flared lugs. The case was made for Jaeger-LeCoultre by the London based case makers, De Trevars Ltd., whose sponsor’s mark of DTE is stamped to the inside case back. During the period of this watch’s production, De Trevars supplied Jaeger-LeCoultre with a range of high quality wristwatch cases, including gold cases for some of the aforementioned Geophysics.
Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 478 manually wound jewelled movement, lever escapement, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, shock protection; silvered dial, raised pink gold coloured numerals and hands, centre seconds, outer minute/seconds track; 9ct yellow gold case with flared and sculpted lugs; dial and movement signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, case stamped DTE for De Trevars Ltd.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 44mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9.5mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 17mm
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