This Jaeger-LeCoultre is the very definition of the classic dress watch – thin, high quality and time only.  Model reference 1946.

HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?

From the serial number hallmark on the case back movement we can accurately date this watch to being made sold assayed engraved in 19.

CONDITION

Jaeger-LeCoultre make some of the finest watches in the World, but they do not command the same prices that Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet do.  The remarkable thing about that is that Jaeger-LeCoultre have supplied movement ebauches (bases) to all three of those brands!   This is probably down to the wobble that JLC had in the 1970’s, where they were making gold plated watches in the club range that helped the company survive the quartz crisis but did mean you could buy a cheaper Jaeger-LeCoultre for a while.  This was made before that, and the case is all 18k gold with Swiss hallmarks inside the two piece case.  The bezel has a subtle cross hatching pattern with compliments the linen dial.  The dial does have patina, as linen dials often do, but it is original and not been repainted.  The dial was made by the premium company, Singer, and if you have not heard of them then there is an article here.  Basically, if you want any dial maker in the World you want Singer.  The movement is the LeCoultre K818/C, which is all working well and is powered by the original signed crown.  The leather lined satin type material 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.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

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​SIZE

Width with crown  33.2 mm

Width without crown  32.7 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  37.4 mm

Case Thickness  5.7 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

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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