Jaeger LeCoultre, often referred to as the “watchmaker’s watch brand” is well-regarded as one of the best and most storied brands in the world, still churning out top-quality and high-end watches to this day. During the vintage heyday of the 1940s and 1950s, JLC was so far ahead of the curve that many other brands would often have them produce watch movements and parts for their own watches.
During World War II, while other brands limited their production and were hesitant to design new, innovative watches and movements, JLC moved forward, business-as-usual. From 1943 to 1949, they produced what many believe to be their most attractive watch design to-date: the triple-date moonphase calendar watch.
The watch up for grabs today is the uncommon stainless steel and rose gold version. The teardrop lugs and case are completely unpolished and untouched. The silver two-tone dial, with applied numerals, is in excellent condition, with virtually no wear. The moonphase disk is also in excellent condition, usually worn out.