Jaeger-LeCoultre Round WG Navy Sigma Dial
Payment method : Credit Card or Bank Transfer
*This item is only available on the website. Please note that we don't accept viewing and purchasing in person at the store.
Manual Wind Cal.K818
18K White Gold
JLC White Gold Integrated Bracelet
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
The case and bracelet have been lightly polished in the service
The plexi crystal has some minor scratches
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
Audemars Piguet was founded in Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edouard-Auguste Piguet.
It is the oldest watch brand consistently run by the founding family since 1875.
Since its founding, it has been manufacturing complication watches such as perpetual calendars, chronographs, and Sonnerie watches, and together with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, it is known as one of the world's three major brands.
This is a hand-wound dress watch with a round case and integrated bracelet, produced in the 1970s.
Both case and bracelet are made of 18K white gold. The case size is 33.5mm, and the smooth bezel gives it a slightly voluminous apperance.
The dial is a matte navy dial. It does not show much deterioration and is well coloured.
It features a very simple design with only the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo, narrow bar index and baton hands.
There is also a σ (sigma) mark on the dial at 6 o'clock, next to both SWISS.
This is a mark found on watches made by manufacturers belonging to the APRIOR from around 1973 to around 2000, and indicates the use of precious metals such as gold for the dial and indexes.
The purpose of this designation was to indicate that the watch is of high quality and Swiss made of gold.It is a specification found on watches made by mostly five companies (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and Omega), but not all watches have it.
Since the sigma dial is rarely seen in Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, it can be said that it is a very rare watch although it is a very fine detail.
The bracelet is an integrated mesh-type bracelet, also known as a Milanese bracelet. It differs from the normal Milanese bracelet in that it is diagonally braided.
The current arm circumference is 18.5 cm. Only fine adjustment is possible at the buckle. If you want to shorten it further, please contact us as additional work is required.
The movement is equipped with a hand-wound Cal.K818. Introduced in 1959, this movement is only 2.94mm thin and is used in dress watches.
Cal.K818 is a highly reliable movement that was supplied not only to JLC own watches, but also to Chopard and Vacheron Constantin.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.
We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.
Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)
We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.
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We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.
1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the web, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.