Created in 1958 by Jaeger-LeCoultre as a tribute to the International Geophysical Year, the first Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic watch remains the symbol of Swiss know-how par excellence. In this line, the Manufacture de la Vallée de Joux launches the Geophysic collection in 2015, several models combining a strong watchmaker content with a classic and timeless aesthetics. This line is now reinterpreted while confirming its original qualities: generosity of the case, optimum legibility of functions, visibility of the luminescent hands, high technicality of the balance Gyrolab.
Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces for the first time in its history a tourbillon flying in a watch that invites to read simultaneously the time in twenty-four cities of the world. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time watch, produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, demonstrates a tremendous mastery of watchmaking, expressed in terms of both ease of use and handling.
On the Geophysic True Second and the Geophysic Universal Time, the novelty 2017 holds in one word, interchangeability. With the introduction of a new interchangeable bracelet, these two models are now available in a steel version, resolutely contemporary, and a leather version, elegantly racy.
With their new interchangeable steel bracelet, the Geophysic True Second and Geophysic Universal Time watches have a different look, both chic and casual. Composed of five satin and polished links, this new bracelet, ideal for going into the water, is of great flexibility. For a wear as easy as contemporary, the adjustment of its loop is very ingenious. It is thus possible to lengthen the length of the bracelet by up to five millimeters, so as to release the wrist in a way that is as useful as it is pleasant, especially during periods of high heat. Thanks to a lever system that releases its bars in the blink of an eye, changing bracelets is now a breeze. The opportunity to give to his watch a completely different style, that one chooses to wear it on steel or on leather.
Respecting the codes of Haute Horlogerie, the Geophysic True Second is available in pink gold and steel. Its textured appearance grained dial stands out clearly, as are its perfectly legible hands and indexes. This watch is regulated in a natural and intuitive way. Fully controlled by the crown, it offers a very appreciable ease of use.
Highly accurate, the Geophysic True Second watch takes its name from True Second, the True Second – a rare complication on a mechanical movement. The second hand moves by “beating the second”, which means that it literally performs a jump every second. Besides the extreme precision of its mechanism, this fine needle plays a large part in the affirmed personality of this piece.
It seduces us from the outset by the blue lacquered of its guilloché dial. The gaze is invited to plunge into the immensity of oceans and continents engraved to the sunny finish. Around this astonishing planisphere, the main cities of the world stand out in red and blue letters. Unlike the complexity of its watchmaking content, the Geophysic Universal Time offers an unprecedented ease of adjustment, which is achieved by means of the single crown and not a push button. On a journey, you can simply change your own time to cross the time zones without losing sight of universal time.
Inside, Jaeger-LeCoultre 772, an automatic movement with the famous Gyrolab, is concealed. By significantly reducing friction with air, this non-circular pendulum guarantees this piece an unparalleled precision. Timeless, it is destined for men accustomed to travel to the four corners of the world.
For the first time, Jaeger-LeCoultre master watchmakers combine a flying tourbillon with world-class hours. With its 43.5 mm platinum case, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time is undoubtedly the most exclusive of the eponymous collection. Fascinating in more ways than one, this piece offers an ease of reading and unprecedented manipulation.
Faithful to its ingenuity which allows the creation of complex mechanisms revealing incredible simplicity of use, the Manufacture follows here the rules of a watchmaking tradition that characterizes it. Featuring the new Jaeger-LeCoultre 948 caliber, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time embodies this spirit of inventiveness in a unique and universal way. Under the domed sapphire crystal, it offers a 360 ° view of the world …
In this majestic planisphere, the eye can be caught by the spectacle of the flying tourbillon, which seems to float in space thanks to the absence of a bridge holding its cage. Slightly convex, the profile of the dial recalls the shape of a world map. On this intense blue lacquered ocean, small spirals draw waves, amplifying the impression of relief and depth that the watch shows from above. Featuring a satin finish, the continents scroll on the central disc rotating in 24 hours to the rhythm impulsed by the flying tourbillon. In this landscape changing over the hours, the tourbillon turns at once on itself and on the guilloche dial with a remarkable regularity. The eye then identifies the accelerated bearing of the Gyrolabqui balance, in addition to its spiral spring made by hand in the workshops of the Manufacture, resumes the shape of a watch anchor, symbol of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time is easily adjustable by means of a single crown, thanks to the luminous material that constitutes the points placed on the dial flange and the needles. By turning the watch, passionate lovers will recognize the richness and ingenuity of its mechanics, through the sapphire crystal. Eclipsing rubies and blued screws, a solid gold oscillating mass reveals the two characteristic initials of Jaeger-LeCoultre in the middle of its half-sphere. A distinctive sign for a watchmaker prodigy that stands out from the front and back.
A worthy heiress of a chronometer of absolute precision and resistance created in 1958, Geophysic remains a legendary model that Jaeger-LeCoultre master-watchmakers like to reinvent themselves in an increasingly bold way. While embodying the classic codes of a sober and refined aesthetics, this measuring instrument offers different levels of reading. At these multiple readings corresponds the rigor of a single watchmaker content.