Jaeger-LeCoultre claims that guilloche-style machine engraving is used for the appearance of the oceans on the “Earth dial” that is at the middle of their world-time screen disk. It isn’t a particularly beneficial dial facility, but it is visually appealing and is precisely what some folks feel makes the Geophysic, nicely, the Geophysic. Other Geophysic watch collection themes along that same vein include small points of luminant implemented round the periphery of this dial.On the wrist, you receive a coherently “actual” tool see with the added allure of decoration with all the blue lacquer-covered guilloche partial-globe, valuable materials in the platinum case, and needless to say, mechanical exclusivity from the haute horology movement. Obviously, this all comes at a cost. Future versions in less precious metal might cost a bit less, but the limited edition of 100 pieces reference Q8126420 Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon in platinum is priced at about $145,000. Bucking the current trend in watchmaking where ‘old’ is hot, but ‘too-old’ isn’t, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso spent the entire year celebrating its 85th birthday with the Tribute Calendar announced at SIHH 2016 — a fully modern, yet closely maintained icon that we recently had a chance to experience in 18k rose gold. A totally gorgeous dual faced watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar watch is likely to make enthusiasts drool. Even people a little more tired of this omnipresent Reverso will probably understand that the implementation of watches such as this one is exactly why the line has come to specify Jaeger-LeCoultre, for better or worse.85 years is a very long time. For view, in 1931 when the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso surfaced as an ancient genuinely purpose-built ‘sport’ watch, Herbert Hoover was president of the United States and a loaf of bread cost 8 cents. And in all that time because, the Reverso has largely escaped major change to the double-sided swiveling event construction and art deco design terminology, yielding one of these impossibly classic watches which just never gets old — quite literally and figuratively. And while it’s horribly easy to lose count of the myriad of versions we’ve seen over the years, 1 thing is sure — that the Reverso is a veritable time capsule, precious and readily counted amongst the ranks of other icons such as the Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster Professional, or even the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak — only this view predates the above by several decades each.

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Men's Watch Q3908420

I can not think about a way to have a world map on the dial and still keep a minimalist look. However, there are small elements that could make or break a world timer dial. Many have dials with maps printed on them which tend to look flat and a little lifeless but maybe not in the case of their Geophysic Universal Time. Here, the map seems to be etched on the dial like a bas-relief and supplies the dial a few texture. Any text printed on the dial (especially the city ring and 24-hour ring markers) is high contrast and quite legible despite the little font. The employed markers are also a nice touch.Another common complaint with world timers that a lot of collectors have are the hands, which tend to be modest. This is again a result of design since the authentic time-telling dial is quite small and the palms have to be limited to the radius. If you’ve found the hand span to be an issue in other world timers, then the Geophysic Universal Time may not be the right watch for you. The sword shaped palms are brilliantly polished and full of Super-LumiNova. In practice, legibility should not be a problem in most situations.The Geophysic Universal Time is housed in a 41.6mm steel case. The situation styling is reminiscent of dress watches from a few decades ago. The new update, while apparently small on paper, makes a substantial visual difference. The Geophysic Universal Time is now offered on a fine-link steel bracelet.

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Men's Watch Q3908420

If you’re paying attention to the dates, then a 1992 release would make 2017 the 25th anniversary of the Master Control collection. The watch we’ve got here is really part of a trio which includes the three core complications that have been from the Master Control collection as the beginning: date and time, chronograph, and travel time. These are not really being labeled as a 25th anniversary set, nor are they being marketed as this, but that’s basically what these watches are and they are only likely to be produced for this 1 anniversary year. I’m not likely to go too in-depth on both of the other watches in this collection, however, the chronograph remains worth a closer look. Even though the time-and-date watch is the one that drew me in immediately, I know quite a few people that were over the moon about the chronograph. It is a stainless steel chronograph with a two-tone industry dial up for $8,000 — to get that at a vintage watch you’d likely be paying 10x, or even more. It is worth noting that this model is 40mm, so not small, and it has a closed caseback, despite the automatic Jaeger movement indoors. The deficiency of date along with the glowing blue accents really set this watch apart and make it awesome.The last watch is your Geographic, which, I hate to mention, just doesn’t do it for me personally. I enjoy the Geographic generally (I am a huge fan of travel watches), and I even enjoy the 3-9-12 dial design. But, there’s simply too much going on here for a sector dial. You don’t get to enjoy the dial up layout due to all of the information packed in.Speaking of which, it’s probably worth defining here what exactly a sector dial is and where it comes from. Loosely speaking, a sector dial is defined by and takes its title from the so-called “sector,” that is the central ring on the dial with radiating markers in the hours. Along with that, industry dials may have other nested registers marking out various increments of time, possibly beyond the sector or at the dial’s edge. They are often two-tone, together with the coloration within the sector and away from the sector varied slightly.

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Men's Watch Q3908420

Stainless steel case with a blue leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Blue (dual time ) dial with blue hands and index hour markers. Minute markers. Dial Type: Analog. Jaeger LeCoultre calibre 854A/2 hand wind movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull / push crown. Solid case back. Case size: 42.9 mm x 25.5 mm. Case thickness: 9.2 mm. Rectangle case shape. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: hour, minute, second, second time-zone. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Mens Watch Q3908420.

Information


  • Jaeger LeCoultre

  • Q3908420

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Hand Wind

  • Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre JLC 854A/2

  • 42 hours

Case


  • 42.9 mm x 25.5 mm

  • 9.2 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Rectangle

  • Solid

Dial


  • Analog

  • Blue (Dual Time )

  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire

  • Blue

  • Minute Markers

  • Index

  • Fixed Stainless Steel

  • Pull / Push

Band


  • Strap

  • Leather

  • Blue

  • Deployment

Features


  • 30 meters / 100 feet

  • GMT, Second Time Zone, Hour, Minute, Day/Night Indicator

  • Day/Night Indicator, GMT, Leather, Stainless Steel, Time Zone

Additional Info


  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty


  • 7630007176397

  • JLC-Q3908420

  • Watches

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