The watch collector César de Trey teamed up with Jacques-David LeCoultre during the winter of 1930-1931 to create a watch that could withstand shock, after witnessing a shattered watch during a polo match whilst travelling in India. The firm Jaeger S.A. was appointed by LeCoultre to create a reversible case using a unique slide and flip mechanism taken from the French designer René-Alfred Chauvot; this in turn was accompanied by a case back which could be personalised.
- minor swirlies on the case and bracelet. Looks close to new on your wrist
- We consider this watch, as shown in the pictures, as Near Mint
- as seen in the photos
In-House Test Results**:
Bench-run for at least 24 hours. All watch functions tested and operable.
Observed rate: keeps good time at +23s/d
Bracelet Sizing: up to 8.25 inches
Last Service: Unknown
*Photographed watch is the actual watch for sale - we do not use stock photos. Photos are part of the description. Grades are the listing text and pictures summarized into a simple-to-understand score, not to be confused with TZ or other grading systems.
**Instantaneous measurements using a timegrapher (not the same as average timekeeping over time tests). Use only as a baseline. Test conditions and wearing habits will affect your results. Unserviced watches are not tested for WR or PR. Bracelet size measured using a ruler or mandrel. A comfortable bracelet size may vary from your measured wrist size. No explicit or implied warranties.