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Jaeger Lecoultre Geographique watches. A good example of the Manufacture Diversity

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When the Master Géographique was unveiled in 1989, it was an original, friendly, sophisticated and beautiful watch, displaying a complication which is somewhere between the GMT and the World Time. Indeed, when you select the city you are traveling, the time zone of this city is displayed in the dedicated sub dial. Easy to use, complex to achieve.

Here is the " Ketchum " Edition, in platinum, belonging to our dear friend Sandgroper.

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In 1996, the Manufacture revisited the Master Géographique, with a more modern dial. Here, in platinum, 

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With a splendid hinged case back: 

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In 2011, a new version... With a silver dial, and, some years later, in black, with a steel bracelet:

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And, in 2017, the Sector dial, simplified, without date nor power reserve: 

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We could think that having 3 evolutions in different metals ( colored gold, white gold, platinum and steel ) with different dials ( grey, black, silver, blue, sector ) would have already be enough. 

But with Jaeger Lecoultre, it is never enough. 

The Geographique complication has been used with different cases, such as the Reverso, in 1998:

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The Master Compressor Géographique, in 2002: 

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The Master Compressor Diving Géographique, adding a mechanical depth gauge to the Géographique complication in titanium, in 2006 / 2007, then in 2009, in rose gold ( Navy SEALs Alarm edition ) : 

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And last, but maybe not least, the Polaris Geographique World Time, issued in 2018, in steel, in a limited edition of 250 pieces. 

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Who else can achieve that? 

Who will complain, too? 

As I said, this is one of the many example showing that Diversity is in Jaeger Lecoultre DNA. 

We'll see that we can say the same with other complications, such as Minute Repeaters, Perpetual Calendars, Tourbillons and so on... 

That's why I have a lot of admiration for this brand. 

Best,

Nicolas

Comments:
xxn July 11th, 2019-05:00
The profile of that ‘Ketchum’😱 they sure don't make them like they used to. Everything from the lugs, bezel, dial indexes
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amanico July 11th, 2019-08:48
The Master Case needs to be revisited, indeed. The " Big MUT " could be a solution.  
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watchthatman July 11th, 2019-09:40
My faves - reverso, Pt from 96, and the MC of course  
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amanico July 11th, 2019-09:45
Thank you, my friend. Nice choices. But you can't go wrong with any of them.  
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watchthatman July 11th, 2019-13:41
True, but those three are so special!  
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amanico July 11th, 2019-15:03
I cannot disagree. The champion certainly is the Reverso Geographique!  
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watchthatman July 11th, 2019-09:41
And nice write up btw!! Thanks Nico!  
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cfnissen July 11th, 2019-12:10
Another version Hi Amanico, I love the Géographique - thank you for reminding me! I have another version of the Master Control with a different version of the power reserve indicator and the day/night indicator. I have also realized by looking at my Instagram-feed that i... 
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amanico July 11th, 2019-14:54
I forgot this version! I knew I forgot something! Thanks for adding yours, my dear Claus.  
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aperna July 11th, 2019-12:55
I tried to pick up a sector dial approximately two weeks ago but alas it was gone  
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