1930s steel vintage Jaeger LeCoultre watch
An early steel vintage Jaeger LeCoultre watch, 1930s. The case measures 22 x 38 mm (including lugs) and is fitted with a new genuine black ostrich skin strap . The case is signed Acier Staybrite and numbered to the back. The movement is signed LeCoultre Co, with 16 jewels, Unadjusted and numbered. The black dial has baton hour indicators with centre sweep seconds and white 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.