JAEGER, EARLY OVERSIZED STEEL CHRONOGRAPH 1950s
ICONEEK price: 6’000.- CHF
Iconeek is proud to introduce here a superb, rare and attractive oversized, water-resistant, stainless steel chronograph by Jaeger. Trained eyes will notice that the present model must have been a wide source of inspiration of the later 1990s models such as the Master Control Chronograph (with mecaquartz movement).
The present model has a two-body construction: a large water-resistant 37.80 mm diameter tonneau-shaped stainless steel case with downturned lugs and rounded bezel, round chronograph pushers, a screwed case back. The case back is engraved 1661086 & 224105. The inside back is engraved « Stainless Steel Swiss ». Under the plexi crystal, a nicely patinated silvered dial with applied gilt dart indexes, arabic 12, luminous dots, 1/5th second and minute division, an outer blue tachymeter scale, luminous gilt Dauphine hands, three subsidiary guilloche dials for the constant second at 9, the 30-minute register at 3, and the 12-hour register at 6. The dial is signed « Jaeger » below 12 and « Fab Suisse » below 6.
Protected by a dust cap, a caliber 285, hand wound, mechanical, rhodium-plated, movement with column-wheel mechanism, 2-arms monometallic balance with timing screws, index regulator, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. The chronograph bridge is engraved « JAEGER.FAB SUISSE ». The letter « M » is engraved under the balance staff, as well as on the main bridge. Case, dial and movement are signed. The size between the lugs is 19 mm.
A great and large vintage chronograph ! to discover!
Condition: 8.5/10, case probably slightly repolished, deep case back engravings, edges preserved, dial nicely patinated, light stains between 4 and 5, and 2 and 3, light oxydation on the hands, movement is ticking and chronograph functions working, overhaul recommended.
Year: circa 1950
Material: stainless steel
Movement no: -
Case no.: 1661086
Dial: silvered, guilloche registers, luminous Dauphine hands
Movement: cal 285, mechanical, hand wound, Breguet balance spring, engraved « M » under balance, column-wheel mechanism
chronograph bridge engraved « JAEGER, FAB SUISSE"
Bracelet: leather strap
Water-resistant: at the time
Dimensions: 37.80 mm diam, thickness 13.60 mm.
Accessories: Jaeger-LeCoultre Extract from the Archives
Ref. ICO: 99-18-040