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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Where the unusual is commonplace – revisited (again)

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blomman Mr Blue
From the Jaeger-LeCoultre 125 Year Jubilé 1958: In 2011 I posted this ad: English – “ Where the unusual is commonplace”… In 2016 I posted this ad: Spanish – “Los altos lugares de la alta precisión”… …and said that “if I ever find this ad in a third language I might pass”… Yeah right, we all know that would never happen! So now, 2018 I post this ad: German – “Ein Hochland der Präzision”… One interesting detail here is that the watches are not drawn as on the other two, but actual photos of the watches. So ... ...Story

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" Diving is Beautiful ", an in depth view on JLC Diving Watches and others.

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amanico
Revisiting all the History of JLC Diving watches is a passionate Dive into the Beauty. Even if I'm a Polaris Lover, there is not only the Polaris to consider, as some other very interesting watches existed, before and after this Cult Watch. For those interested by the Polaris, I will brievely speak of it, here, as I did a Review you can read here: The main purpose of this post is to : 1/ Give some justice to these models which lived and still live in the shadow of the Polaris. 2/ To enhance the fact that .....Story

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Box Play part: Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox E 861

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blomman Mr Blue
Before we move deeper into the Funky 70’s, I would like to go back to what I consider to be the very first Funky 70’s Memovox from Jaeger-LeCoultre, the E 861. Presented at the 1968 Watch and Jewellery fair in Genève: Here the E 861 looks a bit odd since focus for the fair was more on ladies’ watches and jewelleries. Inside is the older Cal 825 bumper automatic movement shared with some more well/known references… E 855 and E 859 Polaris. One interesting detail is the “GT” on the alarm disk...Story

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Box play: Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox E 877 Snowdrop

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blomman Mr Blue
As you know I have a set of three Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox reference E 877 a.k.a Snowdrop. Of course, the Snowdrop should be a part of these Box Play posts! Before I show you the boxes I need to tell you the story behind them… One of my Snowdrops are NOS including box and papers. With the watch was a very odd-looking box which I never saw before… The watch I found in Portugal, confirmed with their tax stamp on the case. As mentioned, this was the first time I saw one of these boxes… Cool, almost psychedelic .....Story

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Box play: Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox E 875 Speed Beat

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blomman Mr Blue
I have started to share some boxes with you here in the JLC forum… Let’s continue with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox E 875 Speed Beat. The players: White, With and Blue, Blue and Blue turned into copper AFAIK, the E 875 only came in three colour combinations, White-White, With-outer Blue-inner and Blue-Blue. I have seen some Blue-outer with White-inner dial but not very confident that combination ever existed originally. Except for the different dial colours, there were at least three different case backs...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Duometre à Chronographe in platinum, grey dial. Some thoughts and feelings.

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amanico
Some pictures I could take thanks to our friend Holdemchamp I had the pleasure to meet after so many years exchanging points of view on the net! Bruce came with his Duometre à Chronographe, in platinum, which comes with an original grained grey dial, made in... Platinum, and a superb custom made blue strap, much better looking than the original black crocodile strap. The platinum Duometre à Chronographe is an old love for me, as I owned one like this with a different dial, though as mine was white grained ... ...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin 34: When Simplicity is a Challenge.

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amanico
The Master Ultra Thin lived a quite long life, with a bit more than a 10 years of production. It was, by all meanings, a discrete watch, by its general allure, with a 34 mm case, its 4, 20 mm height, the sobriety of its dial with no other thing than a minutes and hours hands, and; last but not least, its GREAT movement, the manual winding Cal 849, born in 1994, which qualifies as a very thin one, with a height of 1, 85 mm only. I summed in 4 lines all the interest of this watch. Though, it was fully appreciated .....Story

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What is, according to you, the most important or let's say interesting Jaeger Lecoultre watch from these last 18 years?

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amanico
While having a look at the current collection and the models which were made since year 2000, I was wondering which was the most important watch the ever made... The following ones are my selection: 2004: Master Gyrotourbillon One. Which, for me, is the first attempt in the high horology segment from and for Jaeger Lecoultre, in the wrist watch category, of course. At that time, there were almost no multi axis tourbillons, so we can say that Jaeger Lecoultre is one of the very first to launch such a concept...Story

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2018 Novelty: Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon.

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amanico
You like the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds and its awesome blue dial from this year's collection? Or were you more after the Grande Reverso Duo Blue from some years ago? But as you are very picky, maybe you also liked the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, but in a more affordable version? The new Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon unveiled a few days ago is for you, then. The case has some excellent ( from my point of view ) dimensions: 45, 5 x 27, 4 mm, and a reasonable thickness: 9, 15 mm. And good ... ...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Septantième 11th Anniversary.

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amanico
j Most probably one of my 5 favorite Reverso is this Septantième, along with the Reverso Tribute Duo from 2016, the Reverso Red from 2011, the Reverso Platinum Nr 2 and the Reverso Tourbillon Skeleton in platinum. When it was introduced in the catalog in 2002, unveiled in 2001 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jaeger Lecoultre's rectangular icon, it was a first: First Reverso in platinum with the XGT case, which was also available in rose gold, First Reverso to use 18 Kt white gold for its movement, 18 ... ...Story

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