A rare and stylish Art Deco watch by Jaeger LeCoultre made in Palladium and set with 17 diamonds around the dial. This model was usually made by Longines so it is very unusual to find this example by Jaeger LeCoultre.
Palladium is a rare precious metal similar to platinum, and was occasionally used in the manufacture of watches and jewellery in the 1940’s when platinum was reserved for munitions in the war effort.
We have had this watch serviced so that it is in perfect running order – it just needs winding. It is currently on a farmed alligator strap which would need to be swapped out for another strap if the watch is sent abroad – just contact us to discuss options. It measures 21.5cm from buckle tip to the last hole in the strap.
The dial is signed “LeCoultre” and has a satin silver finish set with seventeen diamonds in white gold mounts to mark the hours. A dial to mark the seconds is located at the 6 o’clock point. The crystal is clean and clear, while the dial has some scratches, it is in good condition for its age.
The case is signed “LeCoultre” to the interior and marked Palladium and numbered 20044 with some scratch numbering to mark previous repairs. It measures approximately 40mm by 21mm across.
The movement is signed “LeCoultre Co” and has 17 jewels set in gold casings. The movement is numbered 238332.