A Gentleman's Vintage LeCoultre

"Reverso" wristwatch C.1935

Please quote Stock # 3088.

 

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

The very early classic Reverso case in Steel, with reeding top and bottom, typical of this vintage model, its condition, quite superb.

At this very early stage of production this ground braking case design was still awaiting its international Patents, indicated by being struck with "Patent applied for". Factory numbered on the static case back and with the numbering duplicated in the flip-over case back interior.

 

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. This wonderful example, however, is unengraved.

The high grade, fully Jewelled movement signed : "LeCoultre Co. Seventeen Jewels Unadjusted Swiss", in excellent condition.

The most attractive black dial with white Arabic numerals, signed: "Reverso LeCoultre Swiss", in original and superb condition, with centre sweep seconds, the sunken white chapter ring with Arabic numerals for seconds 0 to 60. The most charming, classic original LeCoultre Deco hands.

 

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 beautiful high grade early Reverso "LeCoultre" 16 Jewelled movement.

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.

 

 

 

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

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  • Stock # 3088
  • Date: C.1935
  • Case: Steel
  • Case size : 39mm x 22mm
  • Price: £7,500.00

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If you wish purchase this beautiful item,

payment may be made conventionally by visiting my shop here in "The London Silver Vaults",

or mail order, by "Telegraphic Transfer of Funds".

On receipt of funds your purchase will be shipped fully insured worldwide.

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information on this beautiful vintage wristwatch or indeed any of the items on my web site.

I am open here in the London Silver Vaults, Monday to Friday, from 10.0 until 5.00

and would be delighted to assist if I possibly can.

 

 

 

Anthony Green Antiques - Vault 54 The London Silver Vaults - Chancery Lane - London WC2A 1QS

Telephone : + 44 (0) 207 430 0038 Fax: + 44 (0) 207 430 0046 Email: vintagewatches@hotmail.com

 

 

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