Jaeger leCoultre 18ct gold c1969

Together with Patek Phillippe and IWC, the Jaeger leCoultra is in the top echelon of desirability for me.


On my limited budget, it took me a long time to find this exquisitely simple dress watch.  It’s all you would expect from a classic Swiss watchmaker, timeless design, ultra slim, top quality in-house movement, 18ct gold case and unpretentious.

Dating this watch proved difficult, this classic style could be anytime from the 40’s through to the present and serial number list don’t seem to exist.  The 818/2 movement came into service in 1959 and my best guess, by knowing the serial numbers of a couple of other examples, puts this watch at about 1969

Signed on the dial, movement and on the crown, this was a gentleman’s watch, to be worn in the office and on social occasions leaving the Omega Seamaster for the golf course and boating.


About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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