Jaeger-LeCoultre Triple Date Moonphase

Wow look at this beautiful Jaeger LeCoultre Moon-Phase Calendar in 18k yellow gold Dating back to around 1950, this awesome Jaeger is a great collector’s item!

Moon phases are thought to be one of the most appealing complications that a luxury vintage watch can have when you approach it from an aesthetic point of view and chances are you’re not going to find a more striking example of this in Jaeger LeCoultre Moon-Phase Calendar in 18k yellow gold. It is a mighty impressive feature to see a moon phase on a modern watch. However, vintage takes the absolute crown, This watch truly is a sight to behold.

The case has elegant so-called tear drop lugs on the outer case.

Very beautiful and fine gentleman´s calendar watch!

€ 14.500

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre
Diameter 36 mm
Model Triplle Date Moonphase
Buckle/clasp Original plated buckle
Year of production (circa) 1950
Lug Width 17 mm
Material 18k Yellow gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

Jaeger-LeCoultre, also known as the watchmaker’s watchmaker. The understated brand for those in the know. Perhaps a little under-the-radar as compared to Rolex and Omega, but one of the most admired houses for pure watchmaking prowess and craftsmanship.

JLC is one of the older watchmakers, founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre in Le Sentier, Switzerland. In 1866, Antoine and his son Elie expanded into a full manufacture, named LeCoultre & Cie. The father/son duo was rather productive, employing over 500 people by 1870. By 1903, the house had developed over 350 different calibers and would become the movement provider for Patek Philippe.

From 1903 onwards, watchmaker Edmond Jaeger would cooperate with LeCoultre on different projects. A collaboration that would lead to an official rebranding in 1937: Jaeger-LeCoultre was born.

Due to protectionist laws in the US, JLC watches for the American market would be cased locally in American-made cases from 1932-1985. These were slightly different from the European-made watches and they were labeled LeCoultre. A JLC watch from this era with sole LeCoultre labeling can therefore easily be traced back to the US market. This is a work-around you will spot in other brands too. The Blancpain-Tornek rebranding is a great example.

The most famous Jaeger-LeCoultre line is of course the Reverso. Arguably the world’s first sports watch. Other important models include the alarm-wristwatch Memovox, the shock and magnetism resistant Geophysic and the famous Atmos clock, first introduced by Reutter in 1928.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is also famous for its complications and grand complications. On the other end of the spectrum, you will find military watches such as the WWII-era Dirty Dozen.

JLC is one of those houses with amazing history and significance. Whether it is the haute-horlogerie of grand complications with cloisonné enamel dials that tickle your fancy, or the robust utilitarianism of a Polaris diver. Whether you fall for the classic Reverso or a unique vintage dress watch, there is likely something for you in the brand’s rich history. Whichever you pick, you will surely get an approving nod of even the most hardcore of watch geeks.

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Brand

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model

Year of production (circa)

1950

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

36 mm

Buckle/clasp

Original plated buckle

Lug Width

17 mm

Set Content

Watch only