1950s Cartier for Jaeger-LeCoultre "Mystery" 18K YG

$ 10,950

The Cartier name is synonymous with luxury and has been since the brand's inception in 1847. Offering bespoke and unique jewelry to the world’s elite allowed Cartier to grow steadily through the 19th century and eventually introduced new offerings to their clientele. While the most recognizable watch models such as the Tank, Baignoire, and Santos Dumont are primarily celebrated and deseringly so, throughout Cartier's illustrious heritage the Maison created and produced numerous watch designs, from the most simple to extravagant. 

While the Maison is best known for its own creations, it is also well known that Cartier also retailed other luxury watch brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe with the Cartier name signed directly on the dial. Moreover, Cartier had specific models made to be retailed directly under their house name from watchmakers like Ebel, Bueche Girod, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. 

This charming and stylish Mystery-style wristwatch was manufactured and produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre, though it was actually retailed through a Cartier boutique and is adorned with a Cartier inventory number on the case back. This watch is cleverly powered by a JLC manual backwind movement so that it can suspended between two acrylic plates to achieve the "floating" appearance of the "mystery" dial aesthetic.

Brand Cartier for Jaeger-LeCoultre
Style Mystery Cocktail Watch
Model N/A
Serial 93XXX
Size Men's / Unisex
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Gold / Acrylic
Millimeters 30
Strap 2pc Cartier Alligator Leather Strap W/ Cartier Gold Plaque Tang Buckle



The round 18K yellow gold case with extended strap bars is in very well-preserved overall condition, showing subtle signs of previous polishing, which is expected. The bezel retains its black enamel to represent the hour markers. The acrylic exhibition crystals remain in excellent condition with minimal age or wear present. The back of the case features the original flat winding crown and the Cartier inventory number which is in deep and crisp condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc Cartier black alligator leather strap with a Cartier gold plaque tang buckle.


The 18K yellow gold mystery dial appears seemingly floating in the center of the watch to create a truly fun and unique aesthetic for a wristwatch. The gold top portion of the movement is in excellent condition showing minimal wear. The blue hands rotate around the center casing of the movement and are in excellent condition.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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