Jeager LeCoultre has been one of the most prestigious names in high end watchmaking for well over a century. Jeager LeCoultre is well known for making fantastic dress watches and this is a beautiful example of a 1960’s Jeager LeCoultre dresswatch. The steel case makes this watch extra special, since most high end dress watches were made in gold. The silver sunburst dial with applied logo and baton markers give the watch a simplistic yet refined appearance. The movement is JLC’s own in-house K885, a refined and reliable manually wound movement. The watch has been fully serviced, running well within 10-20 seconds a day and is sold with 12 months warranty.
Dial: fully original and in very good condition, very slight patina
Hands: original hands, very good condition
Case: very good condition, absolutely unpolished, slight signs of wear
Crown: original crown, very good condition
Crystal: original acrylic crystal, no scratches
Movement: Jeager LeCoultre K885, very good condition, fully overhauled, 12 months warranty
Strap: brand new Hirsch Kent Artisanal Leather strap with steel Hirsch buckle.
Some background information
Jeager LeCoultre was founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre, in the small village of Le Sentier in the Vallee du Joux, the region which has been famous for complicated watchmaking for centuries. First, he invented a machine that could cut pinion for watch movements. Later, he developed the most accurate measuring instrument, calling he millionometre, so he could make watch parts more accurately then any other manufacturer. LeCoultre & Cie became specialized in manufacturing movement with complications like chronographs, perpetual calendars and minute repeaters. in 1903, French watchmaker to the navy Edmond Jeager invented an new ultrathon movement and challenged Swiss companies to manufacture it. LeCoultre took on the challenge and in 1907 they together made the world’s thinnest pocket watch. The collaboration leads to the company becoming Jeager LeCoultre in 1937. Jeager LeCoultre is known as the watchmakers watchmaker, since they have a reputation for supplying movements and parts to countless of other high end watch brands, like Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. For Patek Philippe, they even were the main supplier of movement blanks for over 30 years.