Jaeger-LeCoultre Calendar Disk Cal.810/A 1951
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed
A Carefully Owned & Beautifull Restored Example
Large Size 34mm Steel Case, Excluding the Correct Crown
Very Rare, Single Pusher Jaeger-LeCoultre Disk-Date Movement
Beautiful Fully Restored Silver Dial with Wonderful Blue Disk-Date
Very High Grade, JLC Cal.810/A, 17 Jewel Hand-Wound Movement
Immaculate Restored ‘Dauphine’ Hands with ‘Arrowhead’ Indices
New Teal Alligator Strap with a Plain Stainless Steel Buckle
All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition
High Quality Hardwood Presentation Box Included
VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
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Free UK Special Delivery
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It is not commonly known that Jaeger-LeCoultre, in addition to producing movements for all its own watches, has also produced movements for many other famous watch houses, such as Vacheron & Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and IWC. Indeed for most of the 20th Century, Jaeger-LeCoultre even supplied bare movements to the great firm of Patek Philippe. Then as now, Jaeger-LeCoultre has always been considered one of the very finest watchmakers in Switzerland and so of course, the world.
Since the founding of Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1833, the company has had a very inventive history, developing over 1,249 mechanical calibres, registering over 400 patents and playing a tremendous role in the development of the industry as a whole. Whether it is the winding crown, i.e. keyless watch, Calibre 101, or the iconic Reverso, it would be difficult to imagine a historical account of watchmaking without the mention of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The company has always been a true ‘Manufacturer’ of the finest quality watch movements. This is unusual because more often than not, high-end brands such as Rolex, Patek Phillippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron & Constantin would often buy in movements for particular needs. For example, in 1967 when Patek Phillippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron & Constantin needed an ultra-thin automatic movement, it was to Jaeger-LeCoultre they turned, to produce one for them. Furthermore, the exquisite Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 920 is still in production and in use today by both Vacheron & Constantin and Audemars Piguet.
The calendar disk was introduced by JLC in around the year 1950. The calendar disk was an arrow pointer, located on a disc, which is coupled to the hour hand, but a date which can also be quickly set through a discrete pusher based in the winding crown. Astute and friendly, even more if you have in mind that at that time, and during many years after, setting the date is a fastidious exercise.
Here we have a superb example of a gentleman’s Jaeger-LeCoultre calendar disk from 1951. This amazing watch carries a good sized 34mm case and wonderful, fully restored dial, complete with ‘arrowhead’ hour indices and ‘Dauphine’ hands. This watch has a very highly regarded Cal.810/A movement which is in sparkling condition and is very accurate and reliable, making this the perfect watch for evening wear or with care, everyday use. As with all of our watches, this watch is in fully restored condition and will be sold with our 12 month warranty and Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
The classic Jaeger-LeCoultre early 1950s dial is very stylish and elegant. The outstanding fully restored silver dial is furnished with applied ‘arrowhead’ hour indices, the centre disk-date carries blue standard Arabic numerals which are all extremely easily read when the watch is on the wrist. These are matched with original ‘Dauphine’ hands.
The centre rotating disc carries the pointer for setting the date which is set and wound using the crown, along with setting the time.
The overall look, as with all vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre, is one of classic simplicity and elegance. The dial is simply signed ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre’ at the very top of the dial just below 12.
This is the original dial which has been restored to the highest standards by our dial restorers, considered to be the best in the UK.
This beautiful and unique watch also carries the super high grade calibre 810/A, 17 jewel hand wound movement.
The movement has been fully overhauled and serviced by our watchmaker. This involves complete dismantling to each of its component parts, ultrasonic cleaning, microscope inspection and replacement of parts as required, only with new JLC originals, then careful assembly and oiling ready for final testing and careful calibration.
The movement is signed ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre Co.’, ‘Fab Suisse’ and ‘Swiss’ with the calibre number 810/A and with the movement serial number 821920, making the year of manufacture 1951.
The watch is now running perfectly having been calibrated and timed at +9 seconds per day which is outstanding for any watch of this age. The watch has a runtime of 40 hours from its fully wound state which shows the movement is particularly strong and running and well within expected parameters. It is now ready for many more decades of faithful service and we are therefore more than happy to offer this watch with our 12 months’ warranty and assist with servicing again in around three years time.
*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.
The Watch Case
The stainless steel watch case measures a good size 34mm diameter, excluding the correct unsigned crown. This is considered a good sized case as typical Jaeger-LeCoultre watch cases sizes were 33mm at the time this watch was made.
The case is of a superbly made three-piece design for increased dust and moisture protection. It has a thin integral bezel and beautiful swept back lugs which add elegance and style to the watch.
The case is in excellent condition and has simply required a very gentle and sympathetic clean and polish. The watch has obviously been very well cared for as there are no dings, scratches or marks visible to the naked eye.
Inside the case-back, all is properly marked and as expected with ‘LeCoultre Co’ and ‘Swiss’ with the exterior of the case-back showing the serial number 579467. This external case number is clear, indicating the watch case has not been over-polished. Importantly, the case-back is of full thickness and has never been engraved.
Please note – vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The Strap & Buckle
A new, high-quality teal alligator strap has been fitted, along with a plain stainless steel buckle. However, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin, but can also obtain most types and colours from our partners at ‘Watch Obsession’ within 48hrs. Please take a look at their huge range of straps if you wish.
The Box and Papers
Although there are no original papers with the watch, the numbers and markings are all correct, dating this watch to 1951.
Detailed particulars will be included with our purchase receipt for your interest and security. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will be provided at the time of sale along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than 100% genuine, authentic and original, a full refund will be given at any time”.
The watch comes complete with a high quality hardwood presentation box, as shown in the photographs.
If you would like to pay by bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you. Paying by bank transfer for a 3% saving will not affect your 12 months warranty. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.
Please check the import duties and any taxes your government may apply, these are different for each country and unfortunately out of our control.
We understand there may be some ‘loopholes’ that may help you avoid these charges, however attempting to use these could impact our ongoing ability to serve our growing international customer base.
For those that happen to visit the UK on occasion we are of course more than happy to store your watch until we can meet you in our offices in Kensington, London, and your watch directly to you there.
As with all our watches, this watch will be sold under our 14 days no quibble sale or return policy.
This is exactly the kind of watch we love to find, service, restore and offer to you for sale. It is many more times more stylish than the modern equivalent watch and even though it is almost 70 years old, it is still completely fresh, reliable and practical to wear as your everyday watch, should you wish. Mostly, it is a thing of beauty and some would say, a piece of art from one of the most prestigious names in Swiss watchmaking.
Should you wish to view it this way, it is also an excellent investment and heirloom piece and as each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold watches grows ever greater, limited supply and high demand from the Far East, means prices will climb ever higher!
A word on our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very highest quality watches we can find, before restoring them to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post-sales care and service. This approach means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are some well-known stores in West London which are highly successful charging between two to three times the price you see here. We, therefore, consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.
Please note, we also welcome part exchanges. If you have a watch or a small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.
We will also be happy to Service your watch, Repair your watch or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.
If you have any questions please call us on 020 7727 7095 or if calling from overseas on +44 207 727 7095.
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