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Brief information and technical specifications:

About Jaeger LeCoultre:

Jaeger LeCoultre is one of the most prestigious watchmakers of all time. The brand probably ranks among the top 5 or the top 7 luxury brands in the world. Its history started in 1833, which makes Jaeger LeCoultre one of the oldest Swiss luxury watch brands and manufacturers in existence today.

Jaeger LeCoultre may not be a member of the “Holy Trinity” of watches (Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet) but probably makes movements second to none. As far as the movements are concerned, maybe only Rolex and Omega are as good as Jaeger LeCoultre. In terms of prestige and reputation, I’d say Jaeger LeCoultre ranks above Breguet and Blancpain.

This brand is very tech heavy – it likes to manufacture technically very advanced timepieces with functions well beyond and well above the basic time functions. Jaeger LeCoultre is known for its technical wizardry, intricate functions, groundbreaking innovations, and in-house made movements.

Did you know that in the past, Jaeger LeCoultre supplied and sold their movements to other prestigious Swiss luxury watch brands, and manufacturers, such as Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Patek Phillipe? This says a lot about Jaeger LeCoultre’s excellence and quality.

A few brands such as Rolex, Omega and Breitling submit their watches to the COSC institute in order to get them COSC certified (COSC = Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), but Jaeger LeCoultre doesn’t submit their watches to COSC – Jaeger LeCoultre has their own test. Jaeger LeCoultre is world famous for its 1000 Hours Control test.

COSC tests the movements without their cases. Jaeger LeCoultre tests their finished movements and finished watches for 1000 hours to imitate real life conditions. During those 1000 hours, each and every Jaeger LeCoultre must pass through several tough tests and trials to ensure maximum quality. This makes Jaeger LeCoultre’s watches among the very best you can find on the market today – absolutely comparable to Rolex and Omega.

About Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving:

Jaeger LeCoultre released its first divers watches in 1959. Jaeger LeCoultre invented the first divers watches equipped with an alarm function.

Jaeger LeCoultre offers divers watches with a 100 meter/330 feet, 300 meter/1000 feet, and a 1000 meter/3,280 feet water resistance.

Their divers watches can both be used as divers watches, and as dress watches, given their very discrete, understated elegance.

Movements:

The most commonly used movements are:

  • Jaeger LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 751 D, with 41 jewels, 28,800 vph and a 65 hour power reserve.
  • Jaeger LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 757 with 45 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 65 hour power reserve. This movement is used for chronographs. This movement is used for divers watches with a “vintage style” design.
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 758, with 47 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 65 hour power reserve.
  • Jaeger LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 899 with 32 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 43 hour power reserve.
  • Jaeger LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 956 with 23 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 45 hour power reserve.
  • Jaeger LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 979 with 29 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 48 hour power reserve.

Date Function:

  • Most of their watches have a date function, but the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving watches which are deliberately made to look like vintage watches – the ones you see in the top two videos above, don’t have a date function.

Functions:

Jaeger LeCoultre’s divers watches, and water resistant sports watches, are known to be very tech heavy with many functions and features.

  • Many of their watches have a chronograph, a tachymeter, an alarm, a 24-hour indicator, a GMT-function, a power reserve indicator, a mechanical depth gauge, a world time indicator, but all of them are equipped with the basic time functions: hour-, minute-, and second hands.

Case Material:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Brushed and polished steel.
  • Titanium.
  • 18 carat rose gold.

Case Dimension:

Jaeger LeCoultre offers a great variety of case diameters for small, medium and large sized wrists.

D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 40,5mm.
  • D: 42mm.
  • D: 44mm.
  • D: 46mm.

Case Back:

  • Solid case back.

Bezel:

  • Unidirectional bezel.

Crystal:

  • Sapphire crystal.

Strap Materials:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Brushed titanium bracelets.
  • Black leather straps.
  • Textile/cloth straps.
  • Black rubber.

Clasp:

  • Tang clasp.
  • Deployment clasp.

Water Resistance:

Depends on the model.

The most common water resistances are:

  • 100 meters/330 feet.
  • 300 meters/1000 feet.
  • 1,000 meters/3,280 feet.

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