1950s Jaeger chronograph with Universal Geneve 285 caliber

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The history of Jaeger-Lecoultre is rich and full of great timepieces, such as the Reverso, Memovox or Geomatic. It is less known that the firm produced, in the 40s and 50s, some great chronographs ran by the 749D caliber, itself based on based on the mythical Universal Geneve 285 caliber, the one that runs the Uni-Compax. They were ususally branded “Jaeger”, Lecoultre being used for the american market.

This particular one is in excellent condition and presents a rare “Fab Suisse” dial. This mention was added on watches sold on the French market and adds to the rarity of this model.


Details

BrandJaeger
ModelChronograp bicompax
Reference749D
YearCirca 1950
Case materielStainless steel
MovementManual
Diameter35mm

Condition

This watch is exceptionnally well preserved, particularly for its age. Dial is in pristine condition, including all the lume dots, case has never been polished and shows crisp angles and bevels. Glass is in perfect condition.

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