1957 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Mariner Vintage Mens Watch with Power Reserve - 10K Gold-Filled & Stainless Steel


Item No. 5374

Today's offering showcases a special Master Mariner power reserve watch believed to be made for only one year. Designed for energetic men, the Master Mariner possessed the qualities of a timepiece demanded by men accustomed to taking action - it is rugged, elegant, waterproof, self-winding and exceptionally accurate, yet housed in a case that is timelessly classic and elegant.

A power reserve watches budged as a Master Mariner line is believed to have been made for only the first year of the Master Mariner line.

Powering the watch is LeCoultre's caliber 481 movement, the first automatic mechanism ever to feature power reserve indication. A very well-executed movement, it was also used by Vacheron & Constantin in a very slightly modified version (see comparative image of the two movements below).

The watch is housed in a full size tropical 10K gold-filled case with stainless steel back. It is original down to the dial and hands.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch.

Included with the purchase is a full one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 1,303,403
  • Year sold: 1957
  • Model: Master Mariner, Ref. 2295
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Power Reserve
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 10K gold filled and stainless steel
  • Case markings (outside): 10K Gold filled bezel, stainless back
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and timed in U.S.A by LeCoultre, Star watch case company, 10kt gold filled bezel, stainless back, 2295, 3881085
  • Case condition: Top is in excellent condition with surface wear, no significant wear through of the gold. Back shows a few deep wrench marks.
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, gold applique dart indexes, luminous hour dots, signed LeCoultre and Master Mariner, original, just short of mint condition
  • Hands: Original, luminous gold 'dauphines', excellent condition, fully retaining original luminous
  • Movement type: High-grade, Cal. 481, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, index regulator, buffered rotor
  • Movement markings: LeCoultre Co., Swiss, 481, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, Automatic
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, domed, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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