LeCoultre Dress Watch

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REF 182
Manual-winding
33 MM
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SKU AS05601
Article Number 40990333
ref 182
case size 33 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes 10K Kreisler yellow gold mesh bracelet with seatbelt clasp.
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing signs of normal wear consistent with age and use. Textured champagne dial with applied 'fancy' indices is in excellent condition with matching 'pencil' handset. Signed crown.
REF 182
Manual-winding
33 MM
– Show less
SKU AS05601
Article Number 40990333
ref 182
case size 33 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes 10K Kreisler yellow gold mesh bracelet with seatbelt clasp.
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing signs of normal wear consistent with age and use. Textured champagne dial with applied 'fancy' indices is in excellent condition with matching 'pencil' handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

Jaeger-LeCoultre is famed for the Reverso, but that piece’s origins are, believe it or not, as a tool watch — not a dress watch. 

However, the firm did produce myriad dedicated dress watches throughout the years, perhaps none more elegant than those from the middle of the last century. A plethora of case and dial designs means that a vintage JLC dress piece is reasonably easy to come by, but finding a more unique configuration in great condition remains challenging.

The particular Jaeger-LeCoultre dress watch we have here couldn't be cooler. As it’s signed only “LeCoultre” on the dial and was cased and timed in the U.S.A, we can deduce that it was a piece made specifically for the American market. Featuring a 10K yellow gold case with a gorgeous textured dial, applied gold indices and matching handset, push-pull crown and acrylic crystal, it’s matched to a wildly neat Kreisler 10K, woven gold-filled bracelet. 

Powered by a thin, manually wound calibre, this dress watch from one of the world’s greatest watchmakers would be remarkable enough on its own for its unique design, but its entry-level pricing makes it even more perfect for the budding collector. 

Whether this is your first dress watch or your 1,000th, this is a great opportunity to get into a gold watch without losing your shirt!

Brand Story

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Few watchmaking concerns are as storied as Jaeger-LeCoultre. Though the maison is not technically a member of the “Holy Trinity” of Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin, one could easily make the argument that it should be: After all, it was JLC that supplied movements to Patek from the beginning of the 20th century through the early 30s.

Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoutlre in Le Sentier, Switzerland, the firm became the Jaeger-LeCoultre we know today when it merged with Parisian watchmaker Edmond Jaeger’s business in 1937. The two horological concerns collaborated on numerous projects before cementing their partnership, the most important of which was no doubt the Reverso. A sport watch with a reversible case, this ingenious timepiece was designed to offer protection to the watch dial — when engaged in sport or otherwise dangerous activity, the wearer would simply flip the case over, exposing its back to the world, rather than the vulnerable crystal.

But the Reverso is far from the only significant timepiece brought to market by JLC: The firm also produced the world’s thinnest pocket watch in 1907, powered by the Caliber 145. In 1929, the maison released the Caliber 101, still today the smallest mechanical movement. (Queen Elizabeth II wore a Caliber 101-equipped wristwatch to her coronation in 1953.) And perhaps no other watchmaker is world-renowned for their production of a clock in the way that JLC is famous for the Atmos. Invented by Jean-Léon Reutter, it’s powered by miniscule changes in atmospheric pressure — Edmon Jaeger acquired the patent and licensed it beginning in 1936. The Atmos is still produced in numerous forms today, and remains the Swiss government’s foremost diplomatic gift.

From classic, near-centuries old designs like the Reverso and the Atmos to modern über-complications such as the brilliant Master Gyrotourbillon, Jaeger-LeCoultre remains on the cutting edge of horological technology nearly two centuries after its founding.

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.

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