Jaeger LeCoultre Master Mariner

A captain’s watch by JLC.

The history of Jaeger LeCoultre dates back all the way to 1833, this was the year Antoine LeCoultre opened up his first workshop. From that moment on the brand has developed many movements and watches. This brand is built on craftsmanship, quality, and experience. They’ve built up this reputation by producing great watches throughout their existence.

After World War II the demand on the watch market changed, tool-watches and sport-watches became popular. Many watch manufacturers designed new models with pioneering designs in a competitive era for the watch brands. JLC, the classic and timeless brand that it is, simply had to partake in this trend in order to keep competing with the other brands. for example, Rolex and Omega had multiple tool-watches on the market in 1957.

1958 was the year that marked JLC’s 125 years of existence, and a new model was introduced to celebrate; the Master Mariner. This was the first serious waterproof watch JLC brought on the market. This watch was available in stainless steel but in gold as well. However, it’s depth-rating was nothing like the one of a submariner, nor displayed the watch more than the date and time. It will not come as a surprise that this watch was destined for the captains of ships rather than to divers.

The Master Mariner you’re looking at is from 1969. The piece we have on offer is equipped with a blue circular grain dial. The blue paint has a beautiful and deep color which comes out perfectly with the contracting silver minute-track ring. This blue dial is seen very little in these watches and it’s simply beautiful. The 35mm. stainless steel case is in super condition and the army-green buffalo strap complements the colors of the watch. This Master Mariner is powered by the cal. 833, a full automatic chronometer movement for the geeks out there. Available now!


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