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Is My Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch Worth Anything at Auction? Plus March Fine Art Sale Upcoming Lots

Debbie Porter

This Jaeger-LeCoultre 18ct gold gentleman’s vintage wristwatch features a 3.15cm dial diameter and leather strap and is estimated to sell between £900-£1800 at our upcoming Fine Art sale.

Here at Potteries Auctions, we’ve seen a great deal of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches pass through our salerooms over the years that have sold for some outstanding prices. Let’s take a look at some previously sold lots from some of our past sales throughout this article, as well as shine a spotlight on the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre and on some wonderful Jaeger-LeCoultre pieces we having coming up in our March Fine Art sale.

A Jaeger-LeCoultre gentleman's automatic watch, dated 1964

This Jaeger-LeCoultre gentleman’s automatic watch, dated 1964, featured 9ct gold and an inscription on the back from the Shelton Bar works on retirement. It also included the original box and guarantee certificate and sold for an impressive total of £850.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the most esteemed luxury watch companies in the world. Founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833 in Switzerland, the brand is still to this day based in Le Sentier. Since its establishment, Jaeger-LeCoultre has had a massive impact on the development of watches, as it’s responsible for hundreds of inventions and patents, and over a thousand calibres/movements – the actual mechanism within a watch itself. One of these movements so happens to be the world’s smallest and, as a result, is one of the world’s most complicated and intricate movements, found inside the model suitably known as the ‘grande complication’.

This rare Jaeger-LeCoultre watch dated from the 1950s features a fascinating calendar disc mechanism

This rare Jaeger-LeCoultre watch dated from the 1950s featured a fascinating calendar disc mechanism and a new replaced leather strap, and sold for a total of £875 at one of our previous auctions.

Despite being founded in 1883, Jaeger-LeCoultre has managed to traverse its way through fashion in the last century by being worn by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, and more recently by celebrities such as Robert Downey Jr and Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s safe to say that its prestige and reputation continues to precede the brand. There are many different models that the brand provides, some of their most popular being the Reverso, the Rendez-Vous, the Master, the Duomètre and the Polaris.

A Jaeger-LeCoultre military watch with green military strap

This Jaeger-LeCoultre military watch featured a stainless steel case and a new replaced green military strap. The wear and tear really adds to this piece, and we’re sure this watch has a lot of history. The lucky buyer seemed to agree, as this charming piece sold for a total of a whopping £1625!

After looking at some of the listings of previous watches we’ve sold from this iconic brand, let’s take a look at some Jaeger-LeCoultre watches soon to be going under the hammer in our upcoming March auction.

A rare 18ct gold Jaeger-Lecoultre Favre-Leuba wristwatch

Lot 1703 is a rare 18ct gold Jaeger-Lecoultre Favre-Leuba wristwatch, with a seconds dial and replaced leather bracelet. This lot is estimated to sell for £900-£1800 on day three of our Fine Art sale.

A Jaeger-LeCoultre gentleman's dress wristwatch

Lot 1705 is a lovely Jaeger-LeCoultre gentleman’s dress wristwatch. It features a 10k gold filled case and matching bracelet with date dial and comes in its own stunning presentation box. This lot is estimated to sell between £500-£1000.

A Jaeger-LeCoultre 14ct gold vintage wristwatch

Lot 1742 is a Jaeger-LeCoultre 14ct gold vintage wristwatch, featuring a dial diameter of 3cm and leather strap. This lot is estimated to sell between £500-£1000!

If you are interested in bidding on any of these fantastic watches, they will be going up for auction in our upcoming March Fine Art sale, taking place on March 11th-13th. Later in the year, we also have some specialist watch sales taking place where we’re likely to have more pieces from the likes of Jaeger-LeCoultre and many more, so watch (pun intended) this space!

If you have a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch that you’re considering selling at auction, get in touch and we can help you with a valuation. Talk to our team of experts who will be able to give you an accurate auction estimate. You can join us at one of our valuation days every Tuesday. Email us for an appointment or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

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