Jaeger-LeCoultre Triple Calendar Moonphase

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SKU AS01731
SKU AS01731

Why We Love it

From its inception and on to the present day, Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced timepieces that are both timeless and perpetually-appealing. Though their quality is often under-sung, JLC's offerings sing to us in a soft, alluring timbre. Their pieces--such as the ReversoDeep Sea Alarm, and the Geophysic--seamlessly bridge the gap between beauty and innovation, exuding an appeal that is hard to resist.

While many manufactures devoted their production to military timepieces during World War II, Jaeger-LeCoultre continued to design and produce consumer-grade timepieces alongside aviation wristwatches and a wide array of gauges and cockpit timers and clocks. This particular example dates to the late 1940s and is driven by the Caliber 494. The Caliber 494 is a variant of the same Caliber 478 that powered the brand's military watches and the original Geophysic, but with the addition of a moon-phase and a calendar. 

Even with their military timepieces, there's a certain visual appeal in the interplay of the Arabic numerals and the stark black dials. It's as though they're beautiful without meaning to be. But, as in the case with this watch, when JLC tries to make something beautiful, the results are nothing short of stunning.

The svelte 36mm case with its elegant teardrop lugs cradles a lovely matte black dial with Arabic numerals that have aged to a creamy patina. The outer date track is subtle, but accented with the bright red tip of the date indicator. JLC also offered this watch without the moonphase (Reference 2721), but the addition of the moon-phase and its quirky placement is absolutely mesmerizing. 

We've seen moon-phases and triple dates from this era in gold and with white or silver dials, but to see one with a black dial and in steel is a rare find.

Powerful yet elegant, this gorgeous moon-phase should be high up on your list.

A:S Guarantee

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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 Triple Calendar Moonphase

Jaeger-LeCoultre Triple Calendar Moonphase

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Triple Calendar Moonphase

Why We Love it

From its inception and on to the present day, Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced timepieces that are both timeless and perpetually-appealing. Though their quality is often under-sung, JLC's offerings sing to us in a soft, alluring timbre. Their pieces--such as the ReversoDeep Sea Alarm, and the Geophysic--seamlessly bridge the gap between beauty and innovation, exuding an appeal that is hard to resist.

While many manufactures devoted their production to military timepieces during World War II, Jaeger-LeCoultre continued to design and produce consumer-grade timepieces alongside aviation wristwatches and a wide array of gauges and cockpit timers and clocks. This particular example dates to the late 1940s and is driven by the Caliber 494. The Caliber 494 is a variant of the same Caliber 478 that powered the brand's military watches and the original Geophysic, but with the addition of a moon-phase and a calendar. 

Even with their military timepieces, there's a certain visual appeal in the interplay of the Arabic numerals and the stark black dials. It's as though they're beautiful without meaning to be. But, as in the case with this watch, when JLC tries to make something beautiful, the results are nothing short of stunning.

The svelte 36mm case with its elegant teardrop lugs cradles a lovely matte black dial with Arabic numerals that have aged to a creamy patina. The outer date track is subtle, but accented with the bright red tip of the date indicator. JLC also offered this watch without the moonphase (Reference 2721), but the addition of the moon-phase and its quirky placement is absolutely mesmerizing. 

We've seen moon-phases and triple dates from this era in gold and with white or silver dials, but to see one with a black dial and in steel is a rare find.

Powerful yet elegant, this gorgeous moon-phase should be high up on your list.

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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