The current Jaeger - LeCoultre Watch Company was founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre. In the early 1600s a small community formed in Switzerland, and in 1612, Pierre LeCoultre's son built a church there, marking the founding of the village of. Where the LeCoultre company's Manufacture is still based today. In 1844, he invented the world's most precise measuring instrument at the time, the Millionomètre, and in 1847 he created a keyless system to rewind and set watches. Four years later, he was awarded a gold medal for his work on timepiece precision and Mechanization at the first Universal Exhibition in London.
Pooling their employees expertise under one roof. Under this set-up, they developed in 1870 the first partially mechanized production processes for complicated movements. By the same year, the Manufacture employed 500 people and was known as the Grande Maison of the Vallée de Joux, and by 1900, it had created over 350 different calibres, of which 128 were equipped with chronograph functions and 99 with repeater mechanisms. From 1902 and for the next 30 years, LeCoultre & Cie.
Produced most of the movement blanks for Patek Philippe of Geneva. After 1985, Jaeger-LeCoultre was adopted uniformly worldwide. Some collectors and misinformed dealers have made the erroneous claim that American LeCoultre is not associated with Jaeger-LeCoultre Switzerland. The confusion stems from the 1950s, when the North American distributor of LeCoultre watches was the Longines-Wittnauer Group, which was also responsible for the distribution of Vacheron Constantin timepieces. Vintage LeCoultre Tank Style Watch.
10 Karat Yellow Gold Filled Rectangular "semi-hooded" case by Wadsworth Case Company that measures 23.40mm wide (not counting the stem & crown) by 36.30 lug to lug, and hallmarked Cased & Timed in USA by LeCoultre. Original & signed & hallmarked in 4 places as LeCoultre and "VXN", Vacheron & Constantin LeCoultre. 17 Jewel high grade LeCoultre signed manual wind movement.
Oyster color enameled background dial with raised Gold Arabic hour markers with black enameled LeCoultre logo, subsidiary seconds register and outer minute track. The classic timepiece has maintained its original high dome compound curved crystal. It currently has a light brown padded & stitched Ostrich grain leather strap.
Very Good overall cosmetic & mechanical condition! This vintage High Grade timepiece is running fine!Before posting this scarce item, we searched the Internet and found very few other Tank style LeCoultre examples like this one. We enjoy providing the best possible quality vintage watches at the best possible prices.
In addition to the watches we have posted, we have in stock approximately 900 watches in stock. The item "Vintage LeCoultre High Grade wrist watch, Original, 4 time signed & hallmarked" is in sale since Tuesday, April 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "time-n-timeagain" and is located in IN. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.