1930s Vintage Jaeger LeCoultre 18K Gold Ladies Manuel Back Wind Watch. Founded in 1883, Jaeger LeCoultre is a well regarded luxury watch brand. In the world of women's watches, this brand is a hero.
LeCoultre and Jaeger played a pioneering role in the development of wristwatches in general when the best watchmakers in the area of banded together and set out to make extremely small and technically advanced mechanical calibres. Aesthetic and technical research went hand in hand to create simple and complicated movements designed to fit the shapes of minuscule cases of the utmost elegance. The difficulties associated with the miniaturisation of a movement was taken to task in 1925. Jaeger LeCoultre, with the invention of the duo-plan, re-invented the design of the movement to work in a stacked format which allowed it to be made much smaller, whilst allowing larger balance wheels to be incorporated. The duo-plan made it's mark with what is known as Caliber 101 which originally consisted of 74 parts and weighed approximately one gram.
This watch, with caliber 29 is larger, but it is clearly part of a watchmaking tradition which was working of minimizing the mechanical "bulk" of the watches. This meant that a movement that was wound with a crown on the underside was part of a design feature as well as a practical solution. In 1907, Cartier signed a contract with LeCoultre stating that for 15 years, the company would make movements for their watches only.
This watch, dating to the mid 1930s, was in made during a time when LeCoultre reigned supreme in the world of fashionable women watches. Movement: Jaeger LeCoultre Swiss Movement calibre 29 is a manual wind movement signed Jaeger LeCoultre. It is an early version of the back-wind movements that Jaeger is known for. It has been newly serviced by a master watchmaker. It runs and keeps time in good order.
Dial condition and detail: Excellent silvered two tone dial has a frame within frame design. Dial has raised and printed markers. Raised dot markers at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions, raised arrow markers at the 1,5,7 and 11 o'clock positions, and printed Arabic numbers in the 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 o'clock positions. Newly restored o it's original design. Slim baton hands in silver compliment the look perfectly.
Case condition and detail: 18K pink gold case in very good vintage condition. Case features an extended lug design that resembles a link frame. The crown is set in the back of the case, a detail that allowed LeCoultre to make some of the smallest movements in the world without interfering in the design of the watch.750 inside the case back. Stamped 299064 outside the case back. The sides of the case are also hallmarked for 18K gold. Crystal/Glass condition: New mineral glass crystal in excellent condition. Bracelet condition and detail: Pink Gold Vintage Gemex Band 1/20 12 KT Gold filled. Size of watch:about 11mm x 23mm not including the lugs. Bracelet width: cord 2.5mm Will fit wrist size: 5 3/8" - 6 3/8" in circumference. General comments: An elegant vintage ladies watch and a great collectors piece. Please note: Because this is a vintage watch, I can not guarantee it will be water proof or water resistant.
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