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The yellow gold-filled and stainless steel case measures 35mm in width, by 44mm, lug to lug, a very nice size for its era circa 1955.
The movement, which is just as nice as it was when it left the Gruen factory, is a 17 jewel, "Precision", manual wind, workhorse that will give you a lifetime of service, provided that you take care of it.
This Le Coultre is an automatic watch with a winding indicator window just below the 12 o'clock position so that you can refer to the amount of reserve time you have on your mainspring. Just look at the case and dial, they are in great condition.
The case is yellow gold-filled and it measures 33mm in diameter by 40mm from lug to lug.
The dial is just beautiful in its simplicity and is complimented by the arcaded seconds track and the red sweep second hand. Remember all of our watches come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may purchase a watch from us with complete confidence.
Don't miss this fine example of the watchmakers art!
This watch represents the pinnacle of watch making, circa 1951, at Le Coultre, long before Jaeger came around!
Yep, they could compete with any watch company in the business at this time and you can see why!
Gruen was a premier watch manufacturer, and was perhaps, one of the companies that you wanted to emulate if you were in the business of making wristwatches. They were the inventors of the "Curvex", a revolutionary curved watch from the late 1930s.
Gruen held the patent on the curved movement but they also made made fine timepieces that contain flat movements. It has the round timeless shape and silvered "Pie Pan" dial that makes it an ageless classic This is a clean, and very handsome Gruen that has hardly been worn.