Jaeger-LeCoultre Gents Watch Sector Dial

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SKU AS01950
SKU AS01950

Why We Love it

Sector dials have been showing up on watches so often in modern collections that one could be forgiven for thinking that it's a new innovation--but the truth is that they're anything but. 

In fact, their recent popularity only proves the truth of the old adage "everything old is new again." 

The name "sector dial" comes from the markings on the dial that divide it into sectors. In most cases, the dial would contain the hours and minutes inside concentric circles, with the hours further separated by markers. Though the style is often referred to as a "railroad" style, due to its similarity to those used on railroad pocket watches, these two terms are not mutually exclusive and should not be confused.

Despite that similarity, the history of these dials is murky, and its origins can't be traced to any particular purpose, the railroad or otherwise. However, many trench watches used by officers in the First World War had sector dials. They began appearing on wristwatches in the late 1920s or 1930s, enjoying a period of popularity until they faded from catalogs in the 1950s. 

Brands from Omega to Patek Philippe used these dials, with the latter versions being particularly desirable. 

This is a gorgeous variant in stainless steel from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The use of the sector dial--as well as the numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12--are a subtle foreshadowing of the current JLC Master Control series. But while the dials of the current Master Control collection are two-tone, this is a stunning salmon overall.

Examples like this watch illustrate the undying appeal of this classic mid-century design. 

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gents Watch Sector Dial

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gents Watch Sector Dial

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Gents Watch Sector Dial

Why We Love it

Sector dials have been showing up on watches so often in modern collections that one could be forgiven for thinking that it's a new innovation--but the truth is that they're anything but. 

In fact, their recent popularity only proves the truth of the old adage "everything old is new again." 

The name "sector dial" comes from the markings on the dial that divide it into sectors. In most cases, the dial would contain the hours and minutes inside concentric circles, with the hours further separated by markers. Though the style is often referred to as a "railroad" style, due to its similarity to those used on railroad pocket watches, these two terms are not mutually exclusive and should not be confused.

Despite that similarity, the history of these dials is murky, and its origins can't be traced to any particular purpose, the railroad or otherwise. However, many trench watches used by officers in the First World War had sector dials. They began appearing on wristwatches in the late 1920s or 1930s, enjoying a period of popularity until they faded from catalogs in the 1950s. 

Brands from Omega to Patek Philippe used these dials, with the latter versions being particularly desirable. 

This is a gorgeous variant in stainless steel from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The use of the sector dial--as well as the numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12--are a subtle foreshadowing of the current JLC Master Control series. But while the dials of the current Master Control collection are two-tone, this is a stunning salmon overall.

Examples like this watch illustrate the undying appeal of this classic mid-century design. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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