Jaeger-LeCoultre to launch a new limited edition Geophysic True Second watch
Only 100 timepieces have been produced, exclusively for the innovative Swiss watchmaker's online boutique
Jaeger-LeCoultre is delighting collectors and historic watch enthusiasts with an all new edition of the Geophysic True Second watch, presented in a blue redesign with only 100 available to buy worldwide. Available exclusively online, the limited edition timepiece is based on the brand's original 1958 chronometer.
First created for the International Geophysical Year, the 1958 Geophysic True Second timepiece was presented to North Pole explorer Captain William R. Anderson – who piloted the first atomic submarine the USS Nautilus – to mark his groundbreaking deep sea expedition.
The new limited edition features an ocean blue dial with sunburst patterning, while the central cross is a nod to location-mapping instruments referenced in the original model. Fitted with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 770, endowing the watch with a True Second – a rare complication on an automatic calibre that beats the rhythm of every second. >>
The Gyrolab balance wheel also replicates the brand's anchor symbol while reducing the air friction and keeping the watch more accurate. The stainless steel watch features 28,800 vibrations per hour and a 40-hour power reserve.
The Swiss watch brand was launched in 1833 by Swiss watchmaker Antoine LeCoultre, who continuously innovated the art of watchmaking – winning a gold medal at the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851. The brand continued to break records for the calibres its watchmakers designed – designing the smallest watch movement ever designed in 1929, after formalising its partnership with Paris-based watchmaker Edmund Jaeger in the early part of the century.
Now Jaeger-LeCoultre has 350 patents and more than 1000 calibre inventions to its name, providing movements for brands including Audemars Piguet, Panerai and Cartier as well as their own timepieces.