All original condition on this example of JLC’s first generation Powermatic. The solid 14K gold case measures 34.3 mm. Certainly not a small watch, but because it is a bumper wind automatic from the early 1950’s it’s thick so it wears even bigger.
The dial is original with its factory finish. Certainly some aging to the finish, still looks great with a nice vintage look about it. The hands are also original. Both are untouched and the combination makes for a very nice example. The window showing the power reserve turns to red when less than 12 hours is remaining. It shows a maximum of 40 hours.
It is powered by the in-house calibre 481 with bumper auto-winding and 17 jewels. This was Laeger-LeCoultre’s very first movement with the remaining power indicator. It also featured JLC’s early shock-proof system for the balance wheel. As with all JLC movements, this one is very high-grade and made to last for generations. This one comes serviced and is running well and keeping very good time. We paired with a matte finish Crocodile strap.