Monday, June 11, 2007

1953 LeCoultre Futurematic

The 1953 LeCoultre Futurematic, the worlds first fully automatic watch -- featuring no traditional crown (time set on back of watch) and power reserve indicator. Two calibers were produced, the 497 with a handed power-reserve 'gas gauge style' and the 817 with color changing display.

Calibre 817

Time-setting crown on caseback

Futurematic information-->Link
Futurematic restoration project-->Link
Jaeger LeCoultre History-->Link

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