1930s rectangular steel vintage Jaeger LeCoultre watch (3845)
A stainless steel rectangular vintage Jaeger LeCoultre watch. The case measures 23 x 38 mm (including lugs) with a new brown ostrich skin strap. The case is signed Fab. Suisse, Staybrite to the back and numbered. The fine quality manual wind movement is signed LeCoultre Co., with 17 jewels, unadjusted and numbered . The champagne dial has black Arabic numerals alternated with black baton hour indicators, with a subsidiary seconds dial and blued steel hands. The dial is signed Jaeger LeCoultre above the centre.
The LeCoultre family began watchmaking in 1833 and opened the first watch manufactory in 1866 in the Vallee de Joux, LeCoultre & Cie.. In 1903 Jaques-David LeCoultre and Edmond Jaeger (a French jeweller) began working together to produce the thinnest watch movements in the world. In 1937 the company was officially renamed Jaeger-LeCoultre.