Movement: 67651 LeCoultre, key 3 Movement 67651 Case 24161
This sensational LeCoultre pocket watch has an outstanding black lacquered dial which is rich and glossy, contrasting spectacularly with the applied gold hour indexes and the 18ct gold case. The watch was specially made by LeCoultre for the famous Swiss luxury retailer Gübelin. Manually wound, the 17”’ LeCoultre movement is signed Gübelin to the bridge and the LeCoultre numbering dates the watch to circa 1935. The inside case back carries LeCoultre’s stamp and key number. Another very similar example, but with a subsidiary seconds dial, formed part of the ‘Collection of a Connoisseur’, sold at Sotheby’s London, 14 July 2020, lot 119.
A wonderfully charismatic timepiece, this is Art Deco watch design at its very finest.
[M] LeCoultre 17”’ manually wound movement, lever escapement, 16 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH
[D] black lacquered dial, applied polished gold pointed baton hour indexes, outer gilded minute track and inner 24-hour ring, gilded hands, the sword-shaped hour hand with unusual double taper
[C] 18ct yellow gold case, chamfered bezel, flat back with chamfered rim, rounded case sides, stirrup-form bow
[S] case with LeCoultre maker’s stamp, dial and movement signed E. Gübelin
64mm length including pendant and bow
10mm depth to centre of crystal
1 year guarantee – this watch has been fully serviced
Black Bough leather pocket watch pouch