This Jean Marcel Mystica is supposedly 100% Swiss made. It’s a solid timepiece with a great movement and a design that looks good with just about anything. Each Jean Marcel model is limited edition with only 300 made.
If the Mystica reviewed here is indeed 100% pure Swiss made then why didn’t the company opt for having it AOSC certified? According to Wikipedia:
The A.O.S.C. is Appellation d’Origine Suisse Certifiée, or Swiss Certified Label of Origin that guarantees that the watch is 100% made and assembled in Switzerland using a case, movement, dial and hands manufactured in Switzerland.
Overall, 100% Swiss or not, this watch is a great buy and should be considered. Watch Flipr is a little bit skeptical of the case being entirely Swiss, but even if it is, the strap and clasp are the biggest question marks. If Jean Marcel found a way to produce limited edition watches entirely in Switzerland, the watch company has a lot to teach the other “51% Swiss” brands we all spend thousands more on.
- Reference number 160.240.52
- Limited Edition to 300 worldwide
- Swiss made automatic caliber JM A05 modified caliber ETA 2824-2
- 44mm stainless steel case at 11mm tall
- Ivory colored dial with Guilloche pattern and date window at the 4
- Sapphire crystal
- Leather strap with push button deployment
- Water resistant up to 100 meters
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Just looked at their website, LOLed at “Jean Marcel is considered the champagne and caviar of Pure Swiss watches and has earned an international reputation for manufacturing the finest hand finished, pure Swiss mechanical “Limited Edition” timepieces.”