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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication 2020 Edition. Some thoughts and real pictures.

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I wrote an article on the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication 2020 Edition, some months ago. Here is the link to the thread: I was impatient to see it in the real life, to judge the benefits of the new case and the sound of this watch. Without surprise, the sound is as good as the former models, rich and powerful, which is a true challenge. I consider the 2015 Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication edition as one of the best sounding Minute Repeater I've ever heard, and this 2020 version is .....Story

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First thought on the Jaeger Lecoultre Polaris Mariner Date and Mariner Memovox.

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Jaeger Lecoultre comes back to the Polaris with two new models, the Polaris Mariner Date and the Polaris Mariner Memovox. Polaris, Mariner, two names which have their roots in Jaeger Lecoultre rich history. If you know the Polaris by heart, as it is one of the most popular watch from the Manufacture, the Mariner belongs to a family, the Master Mariner, born in the late Fifties and which gave birth to a model which is appreciated by the Jaeger Lecoultre fans, the Master Mariner Deep Sea. You could also think .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Control Calendar and Chronograph Calendar in Steel. Some real pictures and thoughts.

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This year, Jaeger Lecoultre had the good idea to revisit the Master Control collection, and started with the Date, the Calendar, the Chronograph Calendar, the Geographique and the Memovox. So, now, the Master Control watches have a new case, a redesigned dial and for some of them, an improved movement. After having reviewed the Memovox and the Memovox Timer, let's now focus our attention on two of them, the steel versions of the Master Control Calendar and the Master Chronograph Calendar . 1/ MASTER CONTROL .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Cal 101 and 849: 2 great movements from La Grande Maison.

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Of course we could mention many great movements from Jaeger Lecoultre. They made,since 1833, more than 2000 movements, so the list can be endless, such as the Cal 889, the 38x from the Duometre line, the Gyrotourbillons, and, of course, the vintage calibres such as those of the Geophysic, Futurematic, the Memovox... Here, I would just show two of them, one which is the thinnest, the Cal 849, and the smallest, the cal 101. Being the smallest and the thinnest movement is a true technical and horological defy, .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Control Memovox Timer: An in-depth and on the wrist review.

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After a first introduction made some weeks ago, let's come back to the new Memovox, called Master Control Memovox, and most specially the Memovox Timer, now that I could test it for some ten days. Indeed, the press files and official pictures are not accurate enough to give a faithful idea or perception of a watch. You really need to see it, and better, to feel it, before any final or complete judgement. So let's discover this new Memovox in the details, now...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Septantième. 13 years of ownership.

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Aaah, the Reverso Septantième, all an era! This Reverso is the first member of the Reverso XGT line ( XGT for Très Grande Taille=Very big size ), and it is true that the Septantième inaugurated a case whose proportions were very generous. While the GT Case ( Reverso from the 90's and till year 2000 ) was 42, 25 x 26 x 9, 35 mm big and high, the XGT case, unveiled with the Septantiéme in 2001, was much bigger and thicker: 46, 5 x 29, 23 x 12 mm big and high. A big case for a big revolution. Till then, the .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Geophysic E 168. Part IV: The Grande Finale.

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Ok, I have to confess that I have a last part I will post later, but I wanted to end this summer series with a Vintage Geophysic Grande Finale. According to the Manufacture, there were all metal and references included, 1393 Geophysic made. A bit more in my opinion, as I objectively think that more than 30 Geophysic E 168 in rose gold were made. Excluding the Reference E 169, so my guess estimate is that we are somewhere between 1500 and 1600 pieces, in total...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre 101 Snowdrop and Bangle. 2 new jewelry watches with fine horology content.

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Even at Jaeger Lecoultre, they know that I am not a big fan of paved watches. I almost never take pictures of them, truth to be told. But here, I made an exception. Why? Because here, it is not only about jewelry! Indeed, not only these two watches are a ture challenge in terms of fine jewelry, and you will soon understand why, but they are also, or should I say mainly, an object of horology...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater Titanium: 13th anniversary.

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When the Master Minute Repeater was first unveiled, in 2005, it was the platinum version. It was such an instant love that I almost forgot that one year before, Jaeger Lecoultre gave birth to one of their most extraordinary watches, the Master Gyotourbillon One. I was starting to dream, checked the list price, and I was pretty convinced that it would tay in the " dream watch " category. One year after, in 2006, they introduced the Titanium ( polished ) version with its awesome open dial, and immediately, .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre and chiming watches. Some videos

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Jaeger Lecoultre sent me a very interesting link with some videos on their chiming watches. There are some facts I knew, some that I forgot. When Jaeger Lecoultre says, for example, that they made 200 chiming calibres, they count the alarm, too. A fact I could have remembered as I saw the exhibition they made some 10 years ago on their chiming watches, which included alarm watches, too...Story

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