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LeCoultre-Vacheron Constantin Diamond Mystery Ref. 727-722-103D

$2,095

Pre-owned LeCoultre-Vacheron Constantin 33mm Diamond Mystery, Black Leather Strap, Ref. 727-722-103D

The LeCoultre Mystery has a 14K white gold case made by Vacheron & Constantin with a movement and dial added by LeCoultre.  Made in the 1950’s, this watch features polished, straight curved lugs with a snap-on
case back and a domed acrylic crystal.  The satin silver dial includes diamond-set hour markers with revolving central discs that mark the hour and minute by use of applied diamonds.  The movement is a caliber 480/CW that is rhodium-plated to resist corrosion.  This watch is as mysterious today as it was when first released.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Leather

Band Type

Strap

Box and Papers

No Box/Papers

Brand

LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin

Case Size

33mm

Caseback

Solid

Crystal Material

Acrylic

Dial Color

Silver

Size

31mm – 34mm

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Movement

Manual Wind Mechanical

Item ID0005397
Model #727-722-103D
Model NameDiamond Mystery
Year Producedca 1950s

Description

The LeCoultre family traces its history in Switzerland to 1558, when Pierre LeCoultre immigrated from France, then moved to the Vallee de Joux the following year.  After his son built a church in the valley, a town grew and eventually became the home of today’s JLC company.  The first LeCoultre watchmaking workshop was founded in 1833, following Antoine LeCoultre’s invention of a machine that increased the production of small watch parts.  Antoine’s son gradually brought together the hundreds of small workshops in the area by installing a steam-driven power source in 1866.  With that access to power, LeCoultre gathered into one building all the skills necessary to produce a watch, after which the building became known as the “Grande Maison of the Vallee de Joux.”  From the Grande Maison came smaller and more complex movements that were also used by other watchmakers, including Patek Philippe.

The LeCoultre company began the transition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaking company in 1903, when a Parisian watchmaker named Edmond Jaeger issued a challenge to Swiss watchmakers to produce an ultrathin movement that he had invented.  LeCoultre successfully meet the challenge with the caliber 145, which allowed Edmond Jaeger to sign a contract with Cartier (the “Jeweler of Kings, King of Jewelers”) to give Cartier exclusive access to Jaeger’s watch movements for the next fifteen years, movements that were produced by LeCoultre.  The collaboration proved so successful that in 1937, the two watchmakers formed the Jaeger-LeCoultre company.  Since the Grande Maison first began producing watches, JLC has created more than 1200 calibers.  They continue to advance the art of watchmaking with complications that power some of the world’s finest watches.