The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Arrives
Let’s face it, Jaeger-LeCoultre know what they’re doing. If the brand aren’t producing iconic watches with over 80 years of horological history (Reverso, we see you), then they’re redefining the standards of super-accurate, super-refined timepieces. Please welcome to the stage, the Geophysic collection.
Although premiered mid-2015, the Geophysic transcends seasonal trends and hype. The reason? Well first off, it makes for an incredibly varied yet refined collection. So refined in fact, that unlike the Geophysic 1958 from 2014, they’ll be permanent teammates on the Jaeger-LeCoultre roster. Each piece is directly inspired by the Jaeger-LeCoultre funded arctic exploration, and the original Geophysic model was built to assist researchers and expeditionaries in their scientific pursuits.
Granted, only a maniac would take their £20k timepiece for a walk in the tundra, but a little history on the wrist is always welcome. And, with entirely new calibers that are a first for the manufacture, Jaeger-LeCoultre does well to not re-hash old engineering in the guise of something new. See – we told you they know they’re doing.
In addition to stringent design methods, Jaeger-LeCoultre also prides itself on a thorough 1,000 hour test. The entire case is placed in six different positions with every minor detail rigorously measured – a hardcore exam of sorts that is summed up by the COSC-qualifaction test; to gain international recognition for a professional chronometer, the movement must be within -4 to +6 seconds variance per day. The Geophysic goes even further than that, regulating them to a tiny -1 to +4 seconds per day – precision is important, and the manufacture surpasses the highest expectations.
It may seem hyperbolic, but we’re not joking when we say Jaeger-LeCoulture has reached a pinnacle of the craft. With 100m water resistance, anti-magnetic systems and anti-shock plating throughout, this new and improved series offers a lot more for your cash too. It seems time is finally on your side.