1950s Jaeger-LeCoultre Vacheron Constantin "Mystery Dial" Cocktail Watch 14K WG
Antoine LeCoultre created the LeCoultre brand in 1833 with the intent of crafting movement blanks (or unfinished movements) for some of Switzerland's most prestigious watchmaking houses, including Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe. Nearly a hundred years later, in 1937, LeCoultre merged with the Jaeger brand to form Jaeger-LeCoultre and become the brand we know and love today.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is often referred to by collectors as “the watchmaker’s watchmaker” and it is easily one of the industry’s most celebrated luxury timepiece brands. Although the manufacturer’s archives are packed full of interesting and noteworthy designs, few are as eye-catching and mesmerizing as this super unique midcentury Cocktail Watch, and this one is actually co-branded with Vacheron Constantin. Featuring a solid 14k white gold case, applied diamond index markers, and diamond stones in place of the traditional watch hands, it's an incredibly rare piece and a shining example of why JLC & VC are of the most respected brands in the business.
|Brand||Jaeger-LeCoultre Vacheron Constantin|
|Material||14K White Gold|
|Dial||Silver W/ Diamonds|
|Strap||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The excellent 14k white gold case has been gently polished in the past and retains straight, symmetrical lugs that display very minimal signs of use. The case retains its original crown. The case back is clean and features its original branding marks elegantly engraved around the perimeter. The watch will be supplied on a handmade leather strap.
The silver dial is midcentury design at its finest and in lovely vitnage condition with sutble age present. The dial features applied diamond index markers for each of the hours. The non-traditional hour and minute indicators are what give this watch its nickname of a "mystery dial", consisting of rotating disks with single diamonds that give the illusion of the hour and minutes indicators floating on the dial.
None. The watch is running, previous service history is unknown.