A. LeCoultre & E.Blancpain Fils. Wristwatch 15 Jewels 3 ADJ 14K GOLD Vintage Swiss Watch
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Jaeger-LeCoultre, a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833 when he set up his eponymous workshop in Le Sentier, Switzerland. Antoine LeCoultre was a skilled craftsman and soon invented industry-leading precision tools that enabled LeCoultre to develop miniature watch components. LeCoultre is an industry insider’s favourite, admired for its technical prowess and commitment to advanced in-house watchmaking.
Since the beginning, LeCoultre has continuously renewed its creativity and inventiveness. Starting with the invention of industry-leading precision tools that enabled LeCoultre to develop miniature watch components. During +180 years, JLC has hundreds of inventions and patents, created more than 1200 calibers, its many contributions to watchmaking over the years include the smallest caliber ever made, the most complicated wristwatch and a near-perpetual movement, which today have earned it unique renown in the watchmaking industry.
One of the greatest inventions, in 1847 when Antonie LeCoultre makes a revolutionary system: the crown winding system. It put away the need for a key to wind the watch and set it to time. A single lever crown serves these two purposes. This invention is still until today for almost all mechanical watches comprise this type of system. In 1851, at the Universal Exhibition in London, LeCoultre won a gold award for its innovative keyless winding system.
In 1903, LeCoultre answered French watchmaker, Edmond Jaeger’s industry-wide challenge to produce his slim-line movement designs. The result was the thinnest watch movement in the world and the start of a collaboration that would culminate in the birth of Jaeger-LeCoultre 30 years later.
Since 1833, LeCoultre has been making cutting edge movements and mechanical timepieces for men and women. Its most famous creation, the Reverso, is widely considered one of the great watches of the twentieth century.
A. LeCoultre - E.Blancpain Fils.
14K Gold Wristwatch
JLC known as the "watchmaker of watchmakers", over time, they has provided movements for many major top watch brands including the Holy Trinity of watchmaking: Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.
In some point, Antoine LeCoultre shared production of his timepieces with Frederic Emile Blancpain. From that relationship, we have today this unique timepiece. It is a vintage A.LeCoultre wristwatch dated from circa 1915.
It is a manual wind watch powered by an original -double signed- A.LeCoultre and E.Blancpain Fils. movement, 15 jewels, 3 adjustments, Swiss made.
This watch still has the original champagne dial (showing some age and patina) featuring bold Breguet Arabic Numerals, "railroad" minute track and blue steel Breguet matching hands. The dial is also decorated with an inner circle and signed with the A.LeCoultre name/logo.
Beautiful cased in a 23.7mm cushion Wadsworth case, all in 14K yellow gold and wire lugs design. This watch comes on a new-old-stock ochre Hirsch Saddle Leather two-piece strap.
If you are looking around for a pre-owned vintage watch, then an A.LeCoultre is an excellent bet. It will be not just a vintage wristwatch, for sure it will be a great investment with one of the most veneered brand in luxury watches.
It is a very attractive looking watch, it runs and keeps great time.
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Case Back Markings:
Case w/Crown 25.8
Case Lug to Lug 27.6
Case Thickness 8.3
Lug Width 14
Vintage watches are traditionally smaller than today's watches. Men’s watches typically measure between 29-36mm wide (some larger, some smaller) excluding the crown. In the listing details we typically try to do our best to list all pertinent dimensions of a watch. If you don't see it, or we failed to do so, please reach out to us. Women’s watches from the 1900s-1970s were also much smaller than today's offerings. Please also feel free to ask any questions you have pertaining to size.
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The condition is pre-owned.
The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational and functions as intended.
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