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Pre-SIHH 2018: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Limited Edition

by Peter Chong on December 7, 2017

The Jaeger LeCoultre Geophysic is an iconic watch which straddles both the mastery of technical watchmaking and beautiful aesthetics. We covered this amazing watch when it was first launched with a detailed hands-on review here. For SIHH 2018, a special limited edition of the Geophysic True Second is released with an ocean blue dial. And with this new watch, the grand maison, goes e-commerce, as the watch is only available on their online boutique.

 

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Limited Edition is now presented with the new blue dial in a stainless steel case.

 

Jumping on to the blue dial bandwagon, the new Geophysic True Second Limited Edition boasts of a dial with a deep ocean blue, which conjures up the fathomless depths explored during the International Geophysical Year, when the Geophysic was first introduced in 1958. Our earlier review is recommended reading:

 

Recommended reading: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Review with historical references.

 

The dial is the new item in this 100 piece limited edition. Other than the mesmerising blue hue, a sunburst pattern creates a play of light that sets off the alternating polished and brushed features of the case.

 

 

The blue dial has a sunburst pattern which is rather mesmerising.

 

The center is a cross, reminding the shape of location-mapping instruments is a carry over from the original 1958 model which was eliminated for a sleeker look on the 2015 models.

 

The movement remains the same workhorse Caliber 770, boasting of a remontoir to produce the seconde morte.

 

The hands, which are triple-faceted hands and the minute track around the flange are coated in luminescent material. The wtch is delivered with a  brown calfskin strap with an interesting patina.

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Another very interesting aspect of this new limited edition is that it will not be available in stores, but exclusively on the Jaeger-LeCoultre online boutique.

 

 

Price: CHF 10,400 including VAT, only available in the Jaeger-LeCoultre online Boutique, at www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Technical Specifications

 

 

MOVEMENT
Automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 770
28,800 vibrations per hour
40-hour power reserve
275 parts
36 jewels
6.57 mm in height
Oscillating weight in 22-carat pink gold

FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes
True Second
Date
Setting the hour by one-hour jumps clockwise or anti-clockwise

CASE
Stainless steel
Diameter: 39.6 mm
Height: 11.8 mm
Water resistance: 5 bars
Sapphire case back
Engraving: “limited edition – one of 100 pieces”

DIAL
Blue, sunburst pattern, with white transferred cross and applied hour-markers
Luminescent points on the flange

HANDS
Luminescent triple-faceted hands

STRAP
Brown calfskin with patina

REFERENCE
Q8018480

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  • N
    December 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Without the cross this watch is perfect, but as is the dial is too cluttered and messy. Maybe they should’ve done the cross in either a contrasting colour or matte black?
    That pink gold rotor though… spectacular

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