LeCoultre, "Futurematic," self-winding, 14K yellow gold wristwatch with 40-hour power- reserve indicator and back winder.
Case: Two-body, polished, case back with sliding winding crown, lapidated lugs. 14k yellow gold.
Dial: Black with applied yellow gold faceted pyramid indexes and luminous dots, outer minute track, sunk guilloché subsidiary dials for the seconds and the up-and-down indication. Yellow gold dauphine hands with some stains.
Movement: Cal. 497/1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed.
Diameter: 35mm Thickness: 12mm
Introduced in 1952, the Futurematic was a very important reference for Jaeger-LeCoultre. It created models and specific references for markets Worlwide including the US market under the name LeCoultre. In the US market the watch was seen with different unique dials and case.
This combinatrion of a black dial in a 14k gold case is rather unique. It has a sophiticated look that should be appealing to most collectors.