A vintage 35mm Jaeger-LeCoultre 18k gold men’s dress watch is always going to be a desirable thing. Timeless timepiece.


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1947.


Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the upper premium brands that some people still don’t recognise. As well as being the makers of the iconic Reverso, they also have divers watches in the Polaris, the master control models, highly complex watches and they have even supplied the big three, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin with movement ebauches for those companies to then adapt and call their own. This quality comes at a price – a new men’s Jaeger-LeCoultre start at £6,600 in steel, and you can spend over £80,000 if you want. Amazingly, £80k is not the top of the range – there are several models that are marked price on application.

This vintage watch is nothing like the cost of a new one, despite it being in 18k yellow gold. In part that is because the dial is not perfect – there is even patina that has discoloured the dial, and a few marks nearer three too. The dial is original and could be refinished, but then it is not original and it can only be original once, We have opted to leave it original. The Jaeger calibre P449/3 movement has just been serviced and is running sweetly. It is cased in a larger than average for the time gold case, with just a slight dent in the case back that is not interfering with anything. The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown 36.7 mm

Width without crown 35.1 mm

Between lugs 17 mm

Lug to lug length 43.1 mm

Case Thickness 10.7 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.

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