Jaeger LeCoultre Master Mariner Retailed by Cartier

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SKU AS02600
SKU AS02600

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Combining accuracy with looks as cool as a sea breeze, the Master Mariner is criminally under-sung—but we want to change that.

JLC released the watch in several different variants, each with a different dial configuration. One had numerals and markers interspersed, with the numerals at the Poles. The one that we offer here is all markers, as sharp as the watch itself.

Crafted from 14k yellow gold, the Master Mariner resonates with all the distinction of a sea captain, his medals glistening in the sun, and that is magnified by the presence of a Cartier signature on the dial in addition to LeCoultre's own. Though the diameter might be 35mm, the long beveled lugs make it wear larger. On a brown leather strap with period JLC buckle, this is one mariner that ready to go out on the town. 

The Story

The name might conjure images of a dive watch—in fact, Jaeger-LeCoultre did in fact use that name for a SuperCompressor dive watch released in 1969. But this is not that watch. Instead, this Master Mariner was designed to be worn not under, but above, the waves.

Released to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the LeCoultre factory, the Master Mariner was targeted to those who ply their trade on the sea. Advertisements in the 1950s showed the Master Mariner marine chronometer on the wrists of sea captains. The Master Mariner was, or so the ads went, “self-winding, superbly accurate, with maximum protection against water, moisture, dust and shock,” and “… cased with distinction.”

Powering it all is the Calibre 476/3, which JLC adapted from its first automatic calibre, the 476. Released the same year as the more familiar Geophysic, the Master Mariner enjoyed only a short production run before being discontinued. Therefore, like its stablemate, the Geophysic, examples emerge on the market only rarely.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Mariner Retailed by Cartier

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Mariner Retailed by Cartier

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Jaeger LeCoultre Master Mariner Retailed by Cartier

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Combining accuracy with looks as cool as a sea breeze, the Master Mariner is criminally under-sung—but we want to change that.

JLC released the watch in several different variants, each with a different dial configuration. One had numerals and markers interspersed, with the numerals at the Poles. The one that we offer here is all markers, as sharp as the watch itself.

Crafted from 14k yellow gold, the Master Mariner resonates with all the distinction of a sea captain, his medals glistening in the sun, and that is magnified by the presence of a Cartier signature on the dial in addition to LeCoultre's own. Though the diameter might be 35mm, the long beveled lugs make it wear larger. On a brown leather strap with period JLC buckle, this is one mariner that ready to go out on the town. 

The Story

The name might conjure images of a dive watch—in fact, Jaeger-LeCoultre did in fact use that name for a SuperCompressor dive watch released in 1969. But this is not that watch. Instead, this Master Mariner was designed to be worn not under, but above, the waves.

Released to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the LeCoultre factory, the Master Mariner was targeted to those who ply their trade on the sea. Advertisements in the 1950s showed the Master Mariner marine chronometer on the wrists of sea captains. The Master Mariner was, or so the ads went, “self-winding, superbly accurate, with maximum protection against water, moisture, dust and shock,” and “… cased with distinction.”

Powering it all is the Calibre 476/3, which JLC adapted from its first automatic calibre, the 476. Released the same year as the more familiar Geophysic, the Master Mariner enjoyed only a short production run before being discontinued. Therefore, like its stablemate, the Geophysic, examples emerge on the market only rarely.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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