SIHH 2012 Spotlight: Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph
Yesterday the 2012 Salon International de la Haute Horologie (SIHH) started off with a bang in Geneva. SIHH is where all the biggest and most innovative names in watch design show off their latest timepiece creations, often the result of years of development and research. This is the 22nd year of the SIHH and watch-making giants such as Cartier, IWC, Montblanc, and Roger Dubuis will be exhibiting.
Jaeger-LeCoultre, another one of this year’s exhibitors, is the known king of retro reinvention. At last year’s SIHH Jaeger-LeCoultre presented two such designs, the Tribute to 1931 Reverso and the Tribute to the Memovox Deep Sea Watch. This year they are presenting another beautiful take on the Deep Sea watch known as the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph.
The style is influenced from the original European version of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea watch released in 1959, but furnished with the Caliber 751G mechanical chronograph movement, a movement known for its accuracy. Vintage details from the original watch include the case back engraved with the frogman illustration surrounded by bubbles, the plexiglass crystal, and the vintage markers with orange Superluminova. However, the case is a larger 40.5 mm like last year’s Deep Sea Tribute which is larger than the original watch’s 39mm.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph Q207857J Specifications
• Caliber 751G mechanical chronograph
• 37 jewels
• 5.72 mm thick
• 235 parts
• 65-hour power reserve
• 28,800 vibrations per hour
• Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
• Case Material: Stainless steel
• Water Resistance: 100 meters
• Crystal: Plexiglass
• Embossed black calfskin leather bracelet
• Stainless steel pin buckle
King Jewelers is an authorized dealer for Jaeger-LeCoultre watches in Middle Tennessee and South Florida, as well as over forty luxury Swiss watch brands including Bell & Ross, Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, DeWitt, Harry Winston, Hublot, IWC, Jaquet Droz, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis and TAG Heuer. King Jewelers is a member of the American Watch Guild and has been named a Leading Watch Retailer in North America by International Wristwatch Magazine. King Jewelers also offers expert watch repair and watch restoration at their retail locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN. For more information on Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, please visit www.jaeger-lecoultre.com or take a look at our Jaeger-LeCoultre page.
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