Jaeger-LeCoultre W.W.W. "Dirty Dozen"

Sale price$5,300.00

What We Fancy

Watch, Wrist, Waterproof. This was the code established by the British Army to distinguish these from all other military equipment. The MoD (Ministry of Defense) expected for each wristwatch to be waterproof, luminous, chronometer regulated & a hardy case. Like most other military watches, these had to have black dials, Arabic numerals & subsidiary seconds for maximum legibility. All 12 of the Dirty Dozen were ordered by the MoD during WWII & delivered roughly 145,000 of them in 1945. Jaeger made roughly 6,000 during the war, making it one of the rarer of the Dozen.

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model: W.W.W. for the Ministry of Defense

Case: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 46mm tall, chrome-plated, steel screw-down case back, original unsigned crown, mineral crystal, fixed lugs

Movement: caliber 479, manual winding, recently serviced

Bracelet/ Strap: Dark brown nato, 17mm lug width

Features: White Arabic hour markers, cathedral handset, subsidiary seconds, screw-down case back, mineral crystal, radium lume, circa 1945

Box & Papers: No

Condition: In overall good all original condition. The dial is good with no major blemishes or major defects. The hour lume plots are mostly gone. The lume towards the end of the minutes hand has fallen out. Original radium lume is still present elsewhere. There is some dust under the crystal that can be corrected. The case has plating loss that is visible in the photos provided. The movement has been recently serviced and keeps accurate time when tested.

Backed by our one-year repair warranty. Accompanied by a free Suede Travel Pouch.