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Covid-19 means it's rubber strap time!

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Fastwong
After lots of hand washing and cooking while locked down in NYC these last few days I finally dug up the rubber strap for the EL2. This strap is awesome! I can't believe I never even took it out of the bag until now 🙄. This is how luxury rubber straps should be done. The biggest surprise is that the straps are vented! The rubber has recesses in the underside that vent out the sides of the strap, wow...Story

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Lecoultre Compass Camera.

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amanico
As some of you may not know that, Jaeger Lecoultre sometimes explored other fields than watches only. They made some tools such as the millionometer which allows a great accuracy in the making of some watch parts and some other things such as this Compass Camera. This camera was not conceived and designed by the Company from the Vallée de Joux, but by Noel Pemberton Billing, who was an adventurer and a businessman among other things. But the project was achieved by Jaeger Lecoultre for the Company Compass .....Story

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Spotted in Geneva: Jaeger-Lecoultre Geophysic True Seconds Blue. A Review.

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amanico
The Geophysic True Seconds was unveiled in September 2015, while the Blue dialed one came two years after, in December 2017. I could only see the True Seconds Blue on pictures, till I met a friend at the SIHH in 2019, who was wearing it. I always wondered how it could really be in the flesh. Indeed, blue dials can be disappointing, sometimes, compared with what you see on pictures...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso. From the Soixantième to the Quantième Perpétuel: 10 years of a Saga.

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amanico
1991 - 2000. A saga of ten years, housing the most classic, traditional horological complications. At that time, the universe of fine watches, at Jaeger Lecoultre, was rectangular, not round. Not that there were not great watches, from the early 90's to the early 2000's.....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tourbillon Platinum Skeleton. Some fresh pictures and thoughts.

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amanico
One of our friends came with this splendid Reverso Tourbillon Platinum Skeleton, during an event in Paris. The probability you fall on someone wearing this watch is close to zero, as it was issued as a true limited edition, a batch of 35 pieces, in 2004, and I only saw two for sale in these last 10 years. I would also add that this is the third I had the opportunity to see in the reality, in these last 15 years. This Reverso is pure magic...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Vintage Double Date Ref 2701. Some pictures and thoughts.

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amanico
We know the Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre Triple Dates very well here, as several of us own or owned one. The Triple Date is certainly one of the nicest vintage Jaeger Lecoultre with its tear drop lugs, its superb movement and its timeless dial. Add the " big case ", which is 36 mm, and you have a hit. Ref 2721: Less well known and sought after, but absolutely charming, the Double Date which was in production from 1935 to 1945 is a sweet candy...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Duomètre A Chronographe, White Gold. 3 years of joyful ownership.

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amanico
The Duomètre à Chronographe certainly is one of my most important watch, I would even say inside and outside Jaeger Lecoultre. I said it many times, but since its unveiling, it has been an instant love affair, at the point I ordered it, in platinum, at the SIHH, in 2007. At that level of price, 40, 000 Euros for the platinum in 2007, it was not only a bargain, but most importantly, it had a level of finishing and decoration which I would dare to call incomparable in the Jaeger Lecoultre universe, AND, still ... ...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Atmos: A clock called Design.

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amanico
If you are lucky enough to visit the Jaeger Lecoultre Manufacture, ask your guide to show you the Heritage Gallery. There, you will have a small but impressive " aperçu " of the absolute richness and diversity of the legendary perpetual clock, best known under the name " Atmos ". The Wall of Atmos: There are two ways to treat this topic: - The Atmos is quintessentially an object of Design, which is totally true. Since 1927, yes, 1927 and probably not 1928 as generally admitted, and the first prototype of .....Story

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Soon to be auctioned: LeCoultre Polaris Memodate.

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amanico
A Lecoultre Polaris Reference E 859 " Memodate " will soon be auctioned by Phillips. It is the opportunity to remind some facts. The Polaris E 859 certainly is a rare watch, with only 50 prototypes made in 1963 ( not issued, just prototypes ), 500 watches made in 1965 with this dial: The Polaris, which belonged to the Curator of the Jaeger Lecoultre Heritage Gallery. The Polaris 1965: And, perhaps, 1214 watches made from 1967 to 1970 with this dial: If I said " perhaps ", it is because the Manufacture stated .....Story

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John Glenn's Lecoultre " Lucky 13 " watch.

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amanico
Here is the exact text from Phillips, who will auction this watch in December. " The LeCoultre “Lucky 13” is a truly remarkable and unique watch presented by the Chicago Anti-Superstition Society to Lt. Colonel John H. Glenn Jr...Story

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