YOU WIN! Stunning Lassale Men’s Bracelet Watch in Excellent Condition

South of CR466A

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HISTORY: Jean Lassale was founded in 1974 as a brand of Bouchet-Lassale SA of Geneva. The brand name comes from the founder, Jean Bouchet-Lassale. The initial products were simple dress watches with oval, round, or square stepped gold cases and black dials. The company also produced jewelry watches and other dress models before focusing on ultra-thin. At the Basel Fair in 1976, Jean Lassale introduced the thinnest watch movement in history, the hand-winding Cal. 1200 and automatic Cal. 2000 at 1.20 mm and 2.08 mm, respectively. Designed by Pierre Mathys, it would become the company’s claim to fame just as quartz movements were becoming prized. This movement caused a sensation and received much press for the young brand. The company produced both quartz and mechanical watches, casing a 1.2 mm mechanical movement or 1.25 mm quartz movement in a 3 mm case. These movements and patents were purchased by Claude Burkhalter, who founded Nouvelle Lemania in 1982. The resulting movements were licensed to Piaget, who has continued this tradition. In 1981 Seiko introduced the quartz Seiko Lassale watch line, advertising it as “Seiko’s proudest hour.” These were later branded Jean Lassale or just Lassale. THIS WATCH: Up for sale is a stunning Lassale watch with the iconic rectangular, black dial. As you can see in the photographs, this particular watch has an eye catching decorative, gold plated bracelet as well as the unique and ultra thin case. The condition of the watch is like new – truly LIKE NEW with no marks, scratches or other irregularities you would normally find on a piece of this age (early 80’s). The readout is analog with only the Roman numeral for 12 dislayed. A new battery was installed this month (December) by a jeweler. As is also shown in the photos, the original case is included. You can find watches very similar to this one online for between $650 and $700 but none of them are the equal to this one in terms of condition and appearance. At this price, I will not ship the watch and will only take cash in payment. It can be picked up in The Villages (Hillsborough)



South of CR466A