Jaeger-LeCoultre Calatrava cal. 475 salmon dial

A rarely seen Jaeger-LeCoultre Calatrava wristwatch, with in-house caliber 475, teardrop lugs and a salmon dial, made in 1946, Switzerland

Case
Stainless steel

Dial
Salmon dial, hands and numerals in pink gold
(Please note the small scratch below the center)

Movement
Jaeger-LeCoultre in-house caliber 475, hound wound

Strap
Dark brown vintage leather strap

Condition
This Jaeger-LeCoultre is right up there with among others Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin when compared in quality and design. These brands made similar wristwatches with teardrop-style lugs in the 1940s, most of the time with a modest size of 30mm. These models fetch far above 5000 euro.

This example leaves few to desire. This attractive Jaeger-LeCoultre Calatrava features a very rare and collectible salmon dial, an in-house caliber, and a relatively large watch case in stainless steel. Most of these examples were made with subsidiary seconds, at the 6 ‘o clock position. Finding one in this well-preserved condition in a central seconds execution, is a collectors summum!

Measurement
32mm x 37.5mm

Provenance
Important vintage watch collector from France

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