Jaeger-LeCoultre

1950s LeCoultre Dress Watch 18K YG W/ Ribbon-Style Lugs "Cal. 480/CW"

$ 2,200

Jaeger-LeCoultre has been one of the leading watch manufacturers and more impressively watch movement manufacturers since the early 1900s, though their dignified roots date all the way back to 1844. Jaeger-LeCoultre or "JLC" for short, produced some of the most important movements for other manufacturers including Patek Philippe, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin. JLC created a multitude of its own extraordinary watches throughout the company's tenure as one of the leading Swiss watchmaking houses.

Case in point, this beautiful and modest LeCoultre dress from the 1950s featuring a case set in 18K yellow gold with features fancy "ribbon" lugs and a classic dial. This LeCoultre employs the venerable Cal. 480/CW manual wind movement.

Stock # LCDW
Brand LeCoultre
Style Dress Watch
Model N/A
Serial N/A
Size Men's / Unisex
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Champagne
Millimeters 31
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

 

CASE & BRACELET

The charming and unique 18K yellow gold case features beautifully crafted lugs that appear almost ribbon-like on the wrist. The case exhibits minimal evidence of previous polishings and gentle signs of use throughout. The unsigned crown is believed to be original to the watch. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS

The original and classic champagne dial uses an array of different marker structures for an interesting and handsome result. The dial exhibits some elements of age expected for a non-waterproof watch of its age, but no damage. The original yellow gold dauphine hands are in excellent condition.

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.