Code: lecoultre 18 kt art nouveau 24330
18 Kt Gold LECOULTRE Art Nouveau FOB Pocket Watch
An exquisite 18 Kt gold LeCoultre Art Nouveau keyless FOB pocket watch, made in Switzerland in the 1930’s.
Dial: The white enamel dial has Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. The dial has golden hands.
Movement: The movement has 15 jewels and is signed: "LECOULTRE & Cie". The pocket watch is in great working condition; however, we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique pocket watch.
Case: The pocket watch lies in an 18kt yellow gold open face case with an Art Nouveau engraved back. The inner side of the case is numbered: 24330 and stamped: “S.C.”.
Signed: LeCoultre & Cie - Diameter: 22 mm
Swiss made - Circa 1930 – Weight: 18 gr
Le Coultre: For those who are interested in the history of famous watchmakers, the Jaeger LeCoultre watch company is one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers.
In 1833 Antoine Le Coultre found his watch company in the Joux Valley of Switzerland. Shortly after, he invented a machine for measuring the thousandth part of a millimetre, which established the firm as leaders in micro mechanics. In 1903, the company invented the thinnest movement in the world, only 1,38mm thick and in 1929, the smallest mechanical movement in the world, measuring 14,00 x 4,85mm. In 1917, Edmond Jaeger went into business with Jaqcues-David LeCoultre, grandson of the founder, to form the modern company Jaeger-LeCoultre. Their most famous watch was designed and produced in 1931 and marketed under the name of the “Reverso”, which is still being produced today.
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