Another Funky 70’s Chronometre from Jeager-LeCoultre, this time the reference 24000.
The 24000 Master Mariner is a Sport Chic watch with integrated bracelet. At the time of the mid 1970’s competing with the AP Rolyal Oak, GP Laureato, PP Nautilus and VC Overseas.
Yes, basically all major brand had a watch in this category. Some still or re-introduced in the brands collection, others faded away…
The Master Mariner 24000 shares the same Chronometre certified Calibre 906 movement as the 24002 I showed you earlier.
One interesting detail is that even if some documents show “CHRONOMETRE” and “AUTOMATIC” on the dial, most of these watches I have seen in real do not have the writing on the dial.
Instead it’s engraved on the back. Yes, another theme to explore Calibre 906 Chronometer’s.
Another interesting thing is that the Calibre 906 were used both for watches with date like the reference 24000 and 24001.100 and in watches with day-date like the reference 24001.200 and the 24002.
Yes, 24001 came in two versions – date and day-date. Another topic to go deeper into. Stay tuned!