1970s LeCoultre Master Mariner Day-Date (Ref. 9514)
Antoine LeCoultre created the LeCoultre brand in 1833, which originally created movement blanks or unfinished movements for some of Switzerland's most prestigious watchmaking houses such as Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe. LeCoultre merged with Jaeger in 1937 to form Jaeger-LeCoultre and went on to become the brand we know and love today, though until the 1980s Jaeger-LeCoultre reserved the name “Jaeger” only on their watches destined for the United States.
The Jaeger Master Mariner was created in celebration of the Jaeger brand's 125th anniversary and has taken on many shapes and variants over its production period, all featuring an aesthetic that married sophistication and utility in one.
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The rectangular case shows signs of being lightly polished in the past and exhibits very light signs of previous use. The case retains a Jaeger-LeCoultre crown which features a push-in quickest mechanism. The case back features an engraving "Joseph Ducharme, 25 Years Service, NB & M Div./LSI, 1972". The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The horizontally textured silver dial is in near flawless condition and features trapezoidal markers with circular black enamel inlays. The markers retain all of their original enamel. The original tritium hands have aged to a charming creamy patina and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light, the hands retain their original black enamel as well.
None. The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1- year warranty on accurate timekeeping.