|Model:||Master Mariner Ladies Diver Voguematic Dolphin|
|Reference:||E 22 059|
|Box/Paper:||Handmade Leather Travel Pouch IF ordered at WRIST ICONS|
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Mariner Ladies Diver Voguematic Dolphin
As you might know Jaeger-LeCoultre made some really cool diving watches such as the Polaris, The Deep Sea and the Shark Chronograph. But they also made a diving watch for the ladies. It is a small size case but not that small. And it looks really great on the wrist. Meet the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Mariner Ladies Diver Voguematic.
Jaeger-LeCoultre called this watch the Dolphin in the US Catalog, or Voguematic in the European one, the reference E 22059 is the first and only one vintage diving Watch for ladies, from the Manufacture. This is a very rare piece since only 501 pieces were produced. It is really funny that there are 3 names known for one wacth. It was also nameds the Master Mariner in the 1968 catalogue
A superb dial, with tritium indexes, a very fragile bezel, which is a pure scratch magnet, and a small case ( 30 mm ) are the main characteristics of this charming Watch. The case is water resistant to 100 meters.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is also known as The Watchmaker Of Watchmakers. In 1833, Mr LeCoultre was the very first to establish a factory in the Vallée de Joux, founded before many other high end watch brands like Patek (1839) and Audemars (1875). JLC ignited the Valley’s specialty for particularly high-end, complicated horology, and it wasn’t long before the valley became the epicenter of innovative Swiss watchmaking – the Silicon Valley of its day. Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are all neighbours, but Jaeger-LeCoultre remains the ultimate “Watch Valley” brand; the Watchmaker of Watchmakers.
Nowadays a lot of the Swiss watch companies pride themselves as being a Manufacture. So what actually is a Manufacture d'horlogerie (meaning "watchmaking manufacturer")?
It is a French language term of horology that has also been adopted in English language as a loanword. In horology, the term is usually encountered in its abbreviated form manufacture. This term is used when describing a wrist watch movement or watchworks fabricator which makes all or most of the parts required for its products in its own production facilities, as opposed to simply assembling watches using parts purchased from other firms.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is certainly one of the world’s most desirable watch brands, with current models being offered at phenomenal cost and its vintage output sought after worldwide by an army of fanatical devotees. Jaeger-LeCoultre movements are arguably the finest produced by any luxury Swiss manufacturer and are manufactured entirely “in house” at the company’s factory in the Vallee de Joux. Only a tiny handful of true “manufactures” exist ( this term being the correct one used to describe a brand that is capable of making every individual component part in its movements) and these firms are enormously revered within the industry. Even the majority of the most famous Swiss luxury marques do not actually build their own calibers from scratch, instead purchasing raw movements from one of the major Swiss “ebauche” suppliers and adding their own, in house, complication modules as required.
JLC has supplied calibers and components to all the brands. Mentioned above, and in the days when the snow still meant lockdown, the great and the good of Geneva’s ateliers, just 60km down the other side of the slopes, would have to pray they’d stocked up enough LeCoultre components to last the long winter
This Jaeger-LeCoultre watch houses the automatic caliber K883. The JLC 883 is an automatic chronometer movement from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Cal 883 features a full 360º winding system and, unlike many similar movements of the era, can wind in both directions. It beat at 19,800 vph, has a sweep second hand, and 25 jewels.
Leather strap and buckle unsigned. Very nice!
This particular Jaeger-LeCoultre has been checked by our watch maker. The watch is running and keeping good time
As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase. Please check our website to have a look at the high resolution pictures on a macro level. You will see every detail at its best.