Sold - Lecoultre Vintage Chronograph with Universal Geneve Calibre 285 Circa 1945
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This is a rare example of a LeCoultre vintage chronograph from approximately 1945 leveraging a chronograph movement made by Universal Geneve (UN), calibre 285, another Swiss manufacturer. LeCoultre often used their own movements, but they did choose to, on occasion, acquire them from others. LeCoultre is one of Switzerland’s finest watchmakers and the Universal Geneve (UN) 285 is one of the finest vintage chronograph movements of that era and very respected. The watch has been beautifully restored by the watchmaker from whom we purchased it. We did not refinish the dial on this watch but would assume it was refinished at some point and done extremely well as the pictures show. We believe the pictures speak for themselves and speak to the effort put into the watch to bring it back to its glory.
Manual Wind, Chronograph
Universal Geneve Calibre 285
Lightly used Hirsch strap (size long) with RHD deployant buckle
We estimate the watch was manufactured In approximately 1946 based on the calibre manufacture dates
The watch was serviced by an outside watchmaker, not ClockSavant. We have worked with this watchmaker several times and are familiar with their work. ClockSavant inspected pictures of the movement showing it has been fully disassembled, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement was performed by ClockSavant.
Comprehensive ClockSavant Testing. Performance measurement results for this watch are provided below.
14-day return period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
2 month warranty-- customer misuse, neglect, accidental, intentional, or unintentional damage are excluded from the warranty. See the Support page of our website for detailed warranty terms and conditions. For non-warranty damage, please contact us to obtain an estimate for servicing, repair, and restoration services.
Care and Use
All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.
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ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement
All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches.
Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.