This LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm (or LeCoultre DSA) is among the most desirable watches available by Jaeger-LeCoultre
Le 26 février 2015, 08:42 dans Humeurs • 0
This LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm (or LeCoultre DSA) is among the most desirable watches available by Jaeger-LeCoultre Less than 1000 of them were made for the American market cartier pasha replica (watches signed "LeCoultre" were typically made for the US market while watches signed "Jaeger-LeCoultre" were made for the rest of the world) starting in 1959, while a smaller number were signed Jaeger-LeCoultre with a different dial and made for the European market. They were among the first watches made with alarms for use by divers. Zach brought his watch to Oliver Smith Jeweler in Scottsdale tag heuer Aquaracer replica (an authorized Jaeger-LeCoultre retailer) last week to have it reviewed by a watchmaker. The watchmaker opened it up, revealing a clean movement. Inside the caseback was the reference "857" above the case number "775340". The correctly-signed LeCoultre calibre K815 movement features serial number 1389359. A LeCoultre DSA sold by Artcurial in 2011 for 42,960 euro has case serial 775072 and a Jaeger-LeCoultre DSA (for the European Market) in the same auction that sold for 48,166 euro has case serial 775234, so it is just a small amount of watches later than those and probably dates to 1959. A Jaeger-LeCoultre DSA sold by Artcurial in 2013 for 31,176 euro has case serial 793759 while a LeCoultre DSA sold by Antiquorum in 2013 for $27,500 has case serial 775255 and movement serial 1377495. You may remember that a few weeks ago I showed cartier Ballon Bleu replica two LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarms coming up for auction today, January 26, at Hampton Estate Auction. Lot 239 has a case serial 793670 and movement serial 1332412 while Lot 247 has case serial 793678 and movement serial 1377111. Zach's DSA has lost a little luminous material in the hour hand, but remains unpolished and is overall in good condition. The fixed aluminum bezel is in particularly good condition. DSA bezels seem particularly sensitive to getting scratched up or faded. The watch does have a replacement time crown (the one located at 4 o'clock), but the alarm crown appears to be original.