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- About Jaeger LeCoultre
- About Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph
- Date Function
- Case Material
- Case Dimension
- Case Back
- Strap Materials
- Water Resistance
- Additional Questions
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 movements are concerned, maybe it’s just the “Holy Trinity”, A. Lange & Söhne, Rolex, Omega and Zenith, that are as good as Jaeger LeCoultre. In terms of prestige and reputation, Jaeger LeCoultre should probably rank 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.
The Memovox Deep Sea divers watch, was Jaeger LeCoultre’s first divers watch, which was released in 1959.
The watch manufacturer invented the first divers watches equipped with an alarm function. The modern Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph with a deliberate vintage look, pays homage to the Memovox Deep Sea divers watches released in 1959.
The Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph Collection, can both be used as divers watches, and dress watches, given their very discrete understated elegance.
This collection offers divers watches with a 100 meter/330 feet water resistance. Traditionally, watches with such water resistance are recommended for swimming and snorkeling, but not diving. Jaeger LeCoultre however considers Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph to be suitable and built for diving.
The most commonly used movements are:
- Jaeger-LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 751G, with 37 jewels, and 28,800 vph. This movement is used for chronographs.
- Jaeger-LeCoultre in-house automatic movement 758, with 47 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 65 hour power reserve. This movement is used for chronographs.
The most commonly used materials are:
- Brushed and polished steel.
- Black titanium.
Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph 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.
- Solid case back.
- Unidirectional bezel.
- Sapphire crystal.
The most commonly used materials are:
- Black leather straps.
- Black textile straps.
- Tang clasp.
- Deployment clasp.
- 100 meters/330 feet.
Traditionally, watches with a water resistance of 100 meters/330 feet are recommended for swimming and snorkeling but not diving. Jaeger LeCoultre however considers Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph to be suitable and built for diving.
- What is a Divers Watch?
- What is the ISO-6425 international standard?
- What do the various water resistance levels actually mean?
- What is a “unidirectional bezel”?
- How does the bezel work?
- Authorized and non-authorized dealers – what is the difference between them?
- Return Policy
- What To Do If The Watch Breaks
- Repairing The Watch – What Goes On Behind The Scenes?
- How Frequently Does My Watch Need To Be Serviced And Cleaned?
- How To Use The Three Types Of Watch Movements
- How To Choose a Timepiece