Monday, January 16, 2012
A classic resurfaces : Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph
Jaeger-Le Coultre have just introduced a new retro styled timepiece for launch at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH 2012).
It’s a 100 metres water-resistant watch inspired by the Memovox Deep Sea. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph features a sensibly sized 40.5 mm case with a look that is similar to the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea, which launched to critical acclaim at SIHH 2011.
The watch is powered by a calibre 751G mechanical chronograph movement which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement has large variable-inertia balance and the ceramic ball bearings that ensure lubricant-free long-term operation.
A fixed bezel surrounds the classic black dial, protected by a Plexiglas crystal.
The hour-markers and central hour and minute hands are coated with Superluminova in familiar warm orange-tinted shades.
Time intervals are measured by the two-button chronograph which are indicated by two counters for the hours and minutes, positioned at 9 and 3 o’clock, as well as by the central seconds hand.
The back of the stainless steel case features the same as the original on which the watch is based; a frogman surrounded by bubbles.
The watch comes on an embossed black calfskin leather strap, which again, is completely faithful to the original.
• mechanical automatic movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 751G
crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
• 28,800 vibrations per hour
• 37 jewels
• 5.72 mm thick
• 235 parts
• 65-hour power reserve
• hour, minute, chronograph seconds, minutes, hours
• chronograph with hour and minute counters and central sweep seconds hand
• matt black
• hands and hour-markers featuring “Tropic” colored superluminova
• 40.5 mm in diameter
• plexiglass watch glass
• water resistance : 10 bar
• black leather with steel pin buckle