Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. E385 gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1960
A 9ct yellow gold automatic centre seconds wristwatch
This smart Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch has a solid 9ct yellow gold case with smooth chamfered bezel and a satin finished screw-down case back. The dial has a minimalist design with applied, slim gold baton indexes and matching hands. Automatically wound, this watch is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s excellent calibre K880 which has decoratively finished, damascened plates. Calibre 880 was first introduced by LeCoultre in 1959, the year before this watch was made.
The gold 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. De Trevars supplied Jaeger-LeCoultre with a range of high quality wristwatch cases, including gold cases for some of the watchmaker’s famous Geophysic models which were launched a couple of years before the production of the present wristwatch.
[M] Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre K880 automatic movement, damascened plates, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 19,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered dial, applied gold faceted indexes, baton hands, centre seconds [C] 9ct yellow gold case with polished finish, chamfered bezel, screw-down case back with multi-faceted edge, replacement winding crown [S] dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 42.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is sold with a Black Bough leather watch pouch and outer card box.