TwoTone Luxury Steelwatch: JLC cal906 Chronometre Royal

Jaeger LeCoultre TwoTone Luxury Steel-Chronometre: Master Mariner, cal906 Serviced

CHF 10,500

WHY WE LOVE IT: Because it is a pioneering luxury steel-sportswatch (1973) that was made in less pieces than any of the more popular competitors (AP Royal Oak, PP Nautilus, IWC Ing) -- a sleeper.

JLC-serviced with 24months-warranty. Excellent condition with Excerpt of JLC-Archive proving production in 1973.

JLC Master Mariner ref24001-42 -- the octagonal sport-chic steel watch made in 1973 by JLC as a response to the 1972 debuted AP Royal Oak -- Patek Nautilus was not even in mind at this time for three more years.

The offered example is not only a rare and beautiful watch but the sought-after monochrome-dial with the two-directional brushed sections in grey.

The bracelet was made by Egli et Cie (Gay Freres competitor) for JLC and the octagonal design combines the edgy-shape with the round-ellipsoid dial -- a very Genta-esque character.

Inside works the manufacturer-serviced chronometer-grade JLC cal906, which has a second hacking-feature and was used in the celebrated Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royal VC ref42001 and is a more sophisticated automatic movement than the JLC cal920 (aka VC1120 aka AP2120 aka PP28-255). Historical: a mechanical bastion against electronic-watches and quarts especially. It is of course working flawless and precise in every function and still covered by JLC-warranty. The delivery contains the JLC box and the Extract from the Archives of JLC.

Needless to note, that with a little more than 500 pieces made of this reference, it is rarer than the original AP Royal Oak ref5402 (more than 5'000 pieces) or the initial Patek Nautilus ref3700, that is around in more than 10'000 pieces.

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