Lot #3178A – Jaeger LeCoultre 18k Yellow Gold Matching Watch Set

Estimate: $2,500.00 – $3,000.00

Very fine and rare unusual vintage his and hers 18k yellow gold Jaeger LeCoultre wristwatch set.  Circa 1978.  Black Jaeger LeCoultre dials with Dauphine style gold hands.  Smooth yellow gold bezel.  Fancy yellow gold lugs.  Swiss made, mechanical manual wind movement.  Both watches come on matching Jaeger LeCoultre black straps with gold plated Jaeger Le Coultre tang buckles.  Accompanied by a fitted Jaeger LeCoultre box, JLC warranty papers for both watches (no longer valid), and JLC service booklet for both watches.  Approximate dimensions of the gents JLC watch is 25mm x 35mm from top to bottom lug.  Approximate dimensions of the ladies JLC watch are 19mm x 29mm from top to bottom lug.

Both watches have superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition is very good for both watches.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

Antoine LeCoultre founded his company in 1833.  In 1866, LeCoultre and his son, Elie, established LeCoultre & Cie where they put together their watchmakers under one roof.  In 1902, LeCoultre & Cie manufactured movements blanks for Patek Philippe.  LeCoultre invented the ultra-thin movements which lead to the world’s thinnest pocket watch in 1907.  In 1907, Edmond Jaeger became the exclusive provider of movements for Cartier.  The movements were made be LeCoultre.  Jaeger also got the patent for the Atmos clock from Jean-Leon Reutter and in turn licensed it to LeCoultre.  From this collaboration, they became Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1937.  Some iconic JLC models include the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso, Jaeger LeCoultre Duoplan,  Jaeger LeCoultre Joaillerie 101,  Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos,  Jaeger LeCoultre Futurematic,  Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox,  Jaeger LeCoultre Geophysic,  Jaeger LeCoultre Grand Complication, Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous,  Jaeger LeCoultre Master,  Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris,  Jaeger LeCoultre Duometre, and many more.

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Brand:  Jaeger Le Coultre
Approximate Diameter:  Mens – 25mm x 35mm, Ladies – 19mm x 29mm
Dial Color:  Black
Case Material:  18k yellow gold
Bezel Material:  18k yellow gold
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes
Band:  Jaeger LeCoultre straps with yellow gold plated JLC tang buckles
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA