slightly quirky (which I like) in that it looks like a standard chronograph with side pushers, but these basically control the secondary, but oddly large “hour” dial.
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The date ring is very clear, the days nicely figured and the single hand is blued steel – showing excellent contrast and no worries reading this watch. Satisfyingly when the date changes it makes a wonderful click as it moves to the next day.
Here three separate discs for hours, minutes, and seconds spin exposed on the dial and lining up in the vertical viewing loop located at the foot of the dial
A great era for watches of distinction for me is the 1945 to 1955 period when some of the most wonderful dress watches appeared and here Jaeger LeCoultre certainly fits this category
Well defined blue steel hands against an unusual and delicate eggshell blue face with Roman numerals at 12. 3. 6 and 9, then gold applied chapter markers leading outwards to very neat minute index numerals in 5 minute spaces
Those who are familiar with my blog will know I’m not a great fan of bezels, but in this case not only does it look well but I find it a little easier to read.
I never like the look of Cartier bracelets generally and personally think the watches look far better with a strap