Jaeger chronograph bi compax . Rare historical origin . From 40's
Beautiful old chronograph Jaeger from end of 30's begining of 40's
The present lot is a rare example where a watch dial bears only a portion of a brand’s name. The collaboration between Paris-based Edmond Jaeger and LeCoultre led to their official merger in 1937. During their early years, watches with only the LeCoultre name on the dial were sold to the American market, and it is believed the more uncommon watches with only Jaeger on the dial were sold to the French market. Even though Jaeger-LeCoultre was manufacturing their own movements and supplying them to other brands in the 1940s, they did not manufacture a chronograph movement at the time. Accordingly, the present watch houses the robust, well-made Universal Genève caliber 285
This example has a great historical provenance :
This watch was offered by Jaeger for the leaders of the French Ski Federation around 1939 specially for the 1940 Olympic Games
Unfortunately these games did not take place due to the start of the Second World War.
This watch has come down to us by descent from the first owner (a member of the French ski federation).
Watch is in good condition,
Beautiful Italian strap in stainless steel
The watch has been checked by our watchmaker
Case, movment signed JAEGER , caseback engraved ENVERSTEEL
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Sometimes our watchmaker can be change mechanical parts, due to age or if parts need to be change for the good running
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