Jaeger-LeCoultre steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1947
A stainless steel manually wound wristwatch with flared lugs and two-tone copper coloured dial
This smart 1940s wristwatch has a rare copper coloured dial, the outer chapter ring which carries the numerals is finished with a finely engine turned surface which produces a satin finish and contrasts with the higher sheen of the dial’s centre. Although there are age related marks/oxidation to the dial, the watch is in otherwise excellent original condition showing little sign of use. Indeed, although we have fitted the watch with a new handmade brown lizard watch strap, the watch is also accompanied by what is almost certainly the original black leather watch strap which has a Montal buckle of a type often supplied with Jaeger-LeCoultre watches of this period. The stainless steel case retains excellent definition with handsome flaring lugs and a crisp chamfered case back.
[M] Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 428-2 gilded and damascened manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 18,000 BPH [D] copper coloured metal dial, finely engine-turned chapter ring with black baton and Arabic numerals, inner black minute ring, engine-turned subsidiary seconds dial, blued steel baton hands [C] stainless steel two-piece case, flared lugs, rounded bezel, snap-on case back with satin finished centre and polished chamfered rim [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 38mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 8.5mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 16mm
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.