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Lot 111: LeCoultre Vintage Wristwatch, Ref. 415C548, Switzerland, c.1950
26 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
LeCoultre Vintage Wristwatch, Ref. 415C548
Switzerland, circa 1950
Manual movement, caliber K480/CW, 17 jewels, No. 1478028; hours, minutes, seconds
Silver sunburst dial with applied gold Baton hour-markers, constant seconds subdial; Gold Baton hands
14kt Yellow Gold case, crown, and snap-on caseback
Kaiser Black alligator leather strap with Stainless Steel pin buckle
Hallmarked on the caseback
Case No. 119201
Case Diameter: 34mm
Good age-related condition with minor traces of wear: case has minor scratches, dial shows even speckling; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833, the LeCoultre Manufacture started as a small workshop with 4 employees. Inventor of the Millionmeter and the crown winding system which illuminated the need for a key to wind a watch, Antoine LeCoultre quickly has established his name in History. By 1867, LeCoultre became the first manufacture in the Joux Valley and a driving force in the watchmaking world which 20 years later employed over 500 workers. In 1903, Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoine’s grandson, met Edmond Jaeger, which was the start of a long friendship and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Brand in 1937.
Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.
Conditions may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches with water resistant cases may have been opened to inspect the movements; however no warranty is given that the watch(es) are currently water resistant.
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