Jaeger-LeCoultre pink gold vintage wristwatch, circa 1948
A lady’s fine and small 18ct pink gold rear-wound cocktail watch with original Jaeger-LeCoultre presentation case
Jaeger-LeCoutre are renowned for their ability to produce both small and slim calibre movements. This wristwatch incorporates one of the watchmaker’s smallest movements which was introduced in 1948 and is an 8 ligne calibre 496 with a diameter of 15mm and a height of 3.4mm. The watch is cased in 18ct pink gold and the winder is concealed to the case back. The rim of the winder forms a slight lip to the right case side which allows the watch to be wound with ease using just one finger. The two-tone silvered and champagne dial is in excellent original condition with applied faceted pink gold triangular indexes and black painted Arabic numerals at the quarter hours.
This watch is accompanied by its original Jaeger-LeCoultre dark blue presentation case that has a velvet and silk lined interior.
[M] Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 496 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] two-tone dial with silvered chapter ring and satin finished champagne centre, applied faceted pink gold triangular indexes, black painted Arabic numerals at the quarters, pink gold dauphine hands [C] 18ct pink gold circular case, rounded bezel, screwed down case back, rear-mounted winding crown [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 16mm
Length including lugs: 24mm
Depth to centre of crystal (excl. winder): 7mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 10mm
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 accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.