Vintage Chronograph from Jaeger-LeCoultre at the SIHH 2012

Vintage Chronograph

Description:

In the watch industry today is very topical theme of the modern embodiment of the iconic models of the past. In the wake of a new trend, many companies have released modified versions of historical models, and the manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre of Le Sentier in no exception.

In 2012 at the annual Salon Haute Horlogerie chronograph, the company presented the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph, which is a remake of the first diving watches Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Deep Sea, whose creation dates back to 1959 year.

The new version retained the historic design concept model: round steel case diameter of 40.5 mm, matt black dial with contrasting hour markers, protected by Plexiglas glass. To comply with the historical reliability of organic glass fitted with a new Plexiglas ®, which in the modern watch industry has successfully replaced with sapphire glass.

Plexiglass – lightweight and durable polymeric material with anti-shock potential, which is actively used in the hourly production of the XX century. Plexiglas – a necessary element to recreate the stylistic features of the prototype hours, it gives a novelty vintage look.

Unambiguous, “a reference” to the model 1959 is also an orange fluorescent coating. Luminous matter, facilitating reading in the dark, applied to the hour markers and central direction and fixed bezel.

The novelty is different from the first diver model for its performance: supplied signs to watch complication – a chronograph, whose counters are located at position “3” and “9” hours. To control the chronograph buttons are used, placed on the lateral surface of the body in position “2” and “4” hours between them is “correcting” the time the crown.

This feature is “vested” in a time-tested mechanism for the manufacturing 751G, which is a chronograph with vertical clutch and column wheel, two winding drums provide 65-hour power reserve.

Caliber consists of 235 parts, based on 37 stones and running at 28 800 pc / h the mechanism is completely designed and assembled in the factory workshops. It is protected from moisture tight body that lets you go down to a depth of 100 meters.

Vintage Chronograph comes with a black strap, made of calfskin.
Buy watches Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph only in official boutiques Jaeger-LeCoultre.

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