A Gentleman's Vintage LeCoultre

"Reverso" wristwatch C.1935

Please quote Stock # 2967.

 

A magnificent and extremely rare example of a beautiful vintage LeCoultre Reverso Gents Wristwatch, C.1935.

The classic Reverso case in Steel, with reeding top and bottom, typical of this vintage model, its condition, quite superb, signed: "LeCoultre # 10865 Suisse Swiss Made" with enamelled monogram to the reverse, as was the norm for this period model.

Most vintage Reverso wristwatches would have been engraved with a monogram, coat of arms or family crest, a service offered to customers at the point of sale by the finest retailers of the period.

The high grade, fully Jewelled movement in excellent condition, signed: "LeCoultre Swiss Made", # 162 17.

The most attractive black dial with subsidiary seconds, in original and superb condition, as are the original hands. The dial signed: "LeCoultre Swiss".

 

First introduced in 1931 to provide Polo playing gentlemen with a smash proof wristwatch, many collectors consider the original Reverso one of the most classic and desirable of all vintage wristwatches.

The winding buttons on early Reverso models were always very slim, hardly protruding at all, as not to interfere with the beautiful Art Deco symmetry of the case design.

This magnificent example has the advantage of retaining its original low profile winding button.

 

The case with internal presentation inscription:-

15 - 19 Aug

1935.

The rigours and ferocity of the polo field often proved too much for the average 1930s wristwatch, the "Reverso" however, provided not only elegant innovative styling but strength, durability and protection second to none.

Slid over into the protected position, the rear of the case can be seen engraved with a wonderfully stylish monogram, TJ, in a beautifully classic 1930s "broadway" Art Deco typeface.

 

 

A most beautiful and truly iconic vintage wristwatch in superb and original condition.

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  • Stock # 2967
  • Date: C.1935
  • Case: Steel
  • Case size : 39mm x 22mm
  • Price: £6,750.00

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