JAEGER-LECOULTRE CALATRAVA NOS
We are very pleased to offer you this extremely rare and first owner, Jaeger-leCoultre Calatrava dress-watch manufactured from 18k red gold! This truly is one of the very best and most beautiful over-sized Jeager Calatrava’s ‘s for sale till date, don’t hesitate too long to purchase as I might change my mind selling it… This exquisite and very handsome Jaeger-LeCoultre was a fathers birthday gift to his son’s 21st birthday, the father wanted to gift his son his first serious watch, now 69 years ago. As happy as the young man was, he was too afraid to wear this gorgeous and valuable watch his father had gifted him. So, he kept the watch for at least 30 years hidden inside a cupboard, only to gaze at the watch and inspect the warranty booklet every once in while.
Fast forward to about 30 years later, the first owner of the watch, now in his late fifties, is slowly starting to wear this gorgeous over-sized Jaeger-LeCoultre dress-watch, the watch reminds him of his father as he looks down on that beautiful and balanced dial surrounded by warm 18k red gold. He only wears the watch in and around the house, but only once or twice a week and is being extremely cautious when he does so, keeping this already excellent and rare Jaeger in extremely good and near new conditions. This Jaeger Calatrava remains in the exact conditions as when it was bought new back in the early 1950’s, the watch is still attached to the original bracelet and also still has the original 18k red gold JlC pin buckle. The original box, the original JlC hangtag and the original warranty are also still with the watch and all remain in excellent conditions!
Fast forward again to about 35 years later, the family of the now late first owner, decides to sell the watch and thanks to an intermediary the watch ends up with WatchWorks Haarlem! We thought long and hard about selling this very special and rare Jaeger-leCoultre manufactured entirely out of red gold – This is the type of watch you come across only once… but in the wise words of a good friend; You’re not a museum, right? Make the people happy! So here it is, who will be the lucky owner!?..
The movement was fully checked by our watchmaker and she’s running excellent, this Jaeger-leCoultre will be sold with a twelve month warranty.
case number: 548431A
year of production: ca; 1950
case diameter: 37.5mm
movement: caliber 449
box and papers: yes!