SIHH 2012 officially starts next week in Geneva, but yea you know the sneak peeks keep on coming right up to the last minute as the Swiss watch industry’s finest try keep the anticipation and excitement levels high. La Grande Maison gives to PuristSPro the exclusivity on the release of a new watch to come. Jaeger-LeCoultre is following up the very well received Tribute to Deep Sea Alarm styles with a new timepiece that pays hommage to the classic Deep Sea styling, the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph.
Featuring a 40.5 mm case size similar to that of the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea, this model is endowed with a range of characteristics that are bound to thrill connoisseurs. A fixed bezel surrounds a classic black dial face, protected by a Plexiglas watch glass. The hour-markers as well as the central hour and minute hands are covered by a Superluminova coating with a warm orange-tinted shade subtly reminiscent of the luminescent coating on the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea.
The time intervals measured by the two-button chronograph 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 also bears the same engraved motif as the historical model, depicting a frogman surrounded by bubbles. Finally, the embossed black calfskin leather strap looks exactly like the one fitted on the original.
While the case of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph is inspired by the design codes of an iconic creation, this watch driven by Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 751G incorporates the latest developments stemming from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ongoing research, such as the large variable-inertia balance, or the ceramic ball bearings ensuring lubricant-free long-term operation. The performance, the endurance and the reliability of the Jaeger-LeCoultre mechanism have proven their worth over the years, and are combined with qualities highlighting the historical legitimacy of a watch that is water-resistant to 100 metres.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph: technical characteristics
- 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” coloured superluminova
- 40.5 mm in diameter
- plexiglass watch glass
- water resistance : 10 bar
- black leather with steel pin buckle