C. 1960. From LeCoultre, a pioneer in the Swiss watch making world, we bring you this vintage women's wrist watch. Features Swiss quartz movement, screw down crown and a textured link bracelet with ladder clasp. Textured and polished 14kt yellow gold watch. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
LADDER: An old-fashioned clasp used for watches. With one end-piece resembling a two-spoke ladder, the foldover side can be hooked into one of two slots to adjust size.
SAFETY CHAIN: A chain that is attached to both sides of the opening for a necklace or bracelet. It provides an extra measure of security in case the main clasp fails.
SCREW: An earring with a screw post insert and a backing that twists on to hold it in place.
LINK: Any item of jewelry with chain links that are substantial enough to be seem as individual components of a design.