LeCoultre Master Mariner Power Reserve cal. 481 Automatic

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Brand: LeCoultre (Jaeger-LeCoultre)

Model: Master Mariner Power Reserve Automatic #736212 (RARE); Swiss Made circa approximately 1960

Case: Solid stainless steel case with beveled lugs and screw-down back is approximately 34mm excluding the unsigned winding crown

Strap: 18mm smooth brown hand-made leather strap with contrast stitching and polished stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: LeCoultre cal. 481 self-winding automatic bumper movement (17 jewels) with power reserve display (40 hours); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning eggshell white dial with brushed silver center and large applied Arabic numerals/stick markers; original luminous hands (Radium); power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock (40 hours); sharp stainless steel case with screw-down back and domed acrylic crystal; rare Master Mariner model

Condition: Fantastic condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and light use; solid stainless steel case with sharp edges and bevels appears to be unpolished; crisp caseback with the original brushing still visible; gorgeous two-tone dial with all Radium lume plots in tact and aged to an attractive yellow hue; original Radium hands with all luminous material in tact

Other: "Men who command find in LeCoultre Master Mariner all the qualities they demand in a personal timepiece. It is a watch on which any man can rely implicitly - self-winding, superbly accurate, with maximum protection against water, moisture, dust and shock. Its efficient mechanism, however, is cased with style and distinction. The LeCoultre Master Mariner is not a single watch but a series of watches. The creation of the Master Mariner celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the LeCoultre Watch Factory (in 1833) - a factory unlike any other in the world. For in it, every part of every LeCoultre watch is made in its entirety with unsurpassed precision." - Original LeCoultre advertisement circa 1958

This rare 1960 LeCoultre Master Mariner features a beautiful white dial with a brushed silver center and power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock. The power reserve disc rotates (increases) as the wearer winds the crown or shakes the watch. The sharp stainless steel case wears incredibly well on the wrist and slides effortlessly under the cuff of a dress shirt or blazer. If you're looking for a high-quality yet affordable vintage watch from a legendary brand in fantastic condition, look no further than this Master Mariner. Just keep in mind that the vast majority of LeCoultre Power Reserve models came in gold-filled/plated cases making this stainless steel Master Mariner all the more collectible and desirable.

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