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Hidden Time: Jaeger-LeCoultre's 1950s Gold & Diamond Secret Watch Ring

A stunning showcase of craftsmanship and heritage, this 1950s Jaeger-LeCoultre ring, crafted in the esteemed workshops of Switzerland and France, marries the art of watchmaking with the allure of fine jewellery. Housed within an 18K yellow gold setting with accents of white gold or platinum, the ring conceals a watch under a meticulously engineered flip top. Embellished with 26 natural brilliant cut diamonds, totalling an impressive 1.90ct, this piece not only tells time but also tales of luxury and innovation. The watch exhibits minimal signs of wear, enhancing its collectible status, and has been thoroughly serviced by our master watchmaker, ensuring reliable performance while acknowledging its vintage heritage.

Antique jewelry object group
ring with hidden watch

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
Switzerland (watch) and France (ring)

Style
Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Period
ca. 1950
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Material 18K
yellow gold and details in white gold or platinum (touchstone tested)
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Technique With a hidden hinge the top can be opened to reveal the little watch inside of it

Extra information
Jaeger-LeCoultre - In 1833 thirty-year-old Antoine LeCoultre, son of Vallee de Joux watchmaker Jacques LeCoultre, opened a small factory in the town of Le Sentier. In any event, LeCoultre soon proved himself to be a gifted watchmaker, but an even more brilliant inventor. LeCoultre movements were highly regarded.
In 1925, the grandson of the firm's founder, David LeCoultre, merged his company with that of Edmond Jaeger, the exclusive supplier of watch movements to Cartier. This is when the modern company known as Jaeger-LeCoultre first came into existence. Incredibly enough, up to this point, Jaeger-LeCoultre had not sold any watches under its own name. The merger, however, prompted further technical innovations, not the least of which was a case made from stainless steel, as well as the creation of the smallest mechanical movement in the world, which weighed less than one gram.
Every single component in a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is hand-finished, produced in-house, and this in turn results in strict quality control. As a result, Jaeger-LeCoultre watches are recognized as being among the very finest hand-crafted watches available.

Diamonds
26 brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 1.90ct colour and clarity G/I, vs/si
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Brand
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Signature
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Hallmarks
The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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Dimensions
band width top of ring 2,04 cm (0,80 inch), height top of ring when closed 1,40 cm (0,55 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
23,00 gram (14,79 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 54 & 17¼ , Size USA: 6¾ , Size UK: N

Resizing
Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
more info on ring sizes

Adin Reference Nº
22059-0203

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Hidden Time: Jaeger-LeCoultre's 1950s Gold & Diamond Secret Watch Ring
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