Jaeger-LeCoultre : Honoring the brand emblem

Geophysic 1958

Movement : mechanical self-winding, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898/1, 28,800 vph, 43-hour power reserve Case : polished and satin-brushed pin gold, back engraved with commemorative International Geophysical Year inscription, water-resistant to 100m Diameter : 38.5 mm Functions : hours, minutes, seconds Dial : grained white, applied numerals and hour-markers, luminescent hour-markers Strap : black alligator leather, pin buckle Edition : 300-piece limited edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre offers modernized editions of the Geophysic it produced in 1958 in honor of the research program of the International Geophysical Year and which was awarded to the captain of the first submarine to sail under the North Pole ice floe. Like the original Caliber 478BWSbr, the contemporary Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 898/1 unites the best modern techniques : a stop seconds device, high frequency, a balance with micrometrical screw adjustment, kif shock absorbers, Spyr gears, automatic winding on ceramic ball bearings and an anti-magnetic soft iron inner case. Presented in slightly larger cases featuring backs engraved with a globe crisscrossed by latitude and longitude lines, the new models are entirely in tune with the elegance and extreme readability of the initial display. Three limited series compose the Geophysic 1958 collection : 800 in steel, 300 in pink gold and 58 prestigious platinum models reserved for Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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