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A detective work on the Lecoultre Master Mariner Deep Sea US: Correct or reassembled?

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During one of my visits at the Heritage Gallery, in 2008 or 2009, I discovered a strange watch, a curious version of the Master Mariner Deep Sea, with an intriguing dial, displaying the day, the date, with " nipple " indices, and some touches of orange, with the " HPG " mention at 9 o'clock. I wondered if it was a special version dedicated to the US Market, or if it was a reassembled watch, I mean a case housing a dial which belongs to another reference. Different things made me doubt about this watch: 1/ ... ...Story

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Some pictures of the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab One.

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Warning: Hidden Masterpiece. Innovative, daring, original, this watch issued in 2007 was and still is a Revolution, an unrivaled one, at the exception of the Ulysse Nardin Innovision, maybe, but the Innovision was a prototype, while the Jaeger Lecoultre was in production ( a few pieces per year ). This 45 mm big / 14, 80 mm high carbon and titanium case has a water resistance of 100 meters, but it can resist to very low and high temperatures ( -40°C to +60°C ). The movement is made of magnesium for the Tourbillon .....Story

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January 2023: 15 years of moderation. A story of friendship

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It is a long story of friendship which led me to accept the Moderator's functions... In December 2006, I registered on our WatchProSite new platform ( I was already active on our former website called The PuristS two years before ). This is the moment I met for the first time some of our members, like our dear Dje, Bill, and Simon ( Slamb ) in Paris. Old friends: Emilio and Oliver, with Bill: In the middle of the year 2007, Bill asked me if I was ok to take the moderation of one of our sub forums...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Duomètre à Chronographe White Gold, Black Dial. 6th Anniversary!

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There are watches we love for their cool factor, others for their beauty, or their refinement and class. There are few watches which gather all these qualities. This is indisputably the case of the Duometre, which, moreover, adds a touch of originality due to its dual wing concept. You all know my story or journey with the Duomètre...Story

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A review on the Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar: The Reverso Tribute Calendar revisited.

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Yes, we cannot really say it is a novelty, as the Reverso Tribute Calendar was issued in 2016, in rose gold, only. But, to enhance the changes brought to this watch, Jaeger Lecoultre decided to change the name and to add the mention Duoface. To avoid any confusion, the 2016 Reverso Tribute Calendar also had the dual time complication, but here, there are some subtle but important cosmetic changes. What doesn't change: - The case proportions: 49, 4 mm x 29, 9 mm and it is 12, 06 mm high...Story

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Watches and Wonders 2022: Jaeger Lecoultre Master Hybris Artistica Cal 945 Galaxia ( Rose Gold ) or Atomium ( White Gold ).

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Warning: The Hybris Artistica Cal 945 Galaxia and Atomium are pure pieces of Art. Which is logical as the Hybris Artistica concept was born in 2014, used for pieces of high level of refinement and Art, made in very few quantities, if not in piece unique. These two Hybris Artistica are no exception to that, even if they are not real novelties. I would rather say that they are the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication ultimate artistic expression...Story

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Watches and Wonders 2022: Hands on review on the Jaeger Lecoultre Polaris Date Green.

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Jaeger Lecoultre launches not one but three Polaris Date. 2 which are upgraded, with the blue dial of the Polaris Mariner Date from 2020, or with the black dial. The third is the one I want to share with you, the " Green ", the one which makes all the difference. As for the new Blue and Black Polaris Date, the movement, the Cal 899, received the technical improvements seen in the Polaris Mariner Date or the Master Control Date for a longer power reserve of 70 hours instead of.....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Septantième 15th Anniversary.

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Well, to avoid any confusion, this Reverso has been with me for 15 years. I got it in August 2007, it was released in 2002. How to describe this watch? Formal and precious, it is, with its elegant ruthenium dial and its sensual floral numerals, made in silver powder. Without forgetting the rare rectangular case, made in Platinum and the movement plates and bridges in.....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater Titanium: 15th Anniversary.

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When we look back at the Jaeger Lecoultre Catalogue, the Master Minute Repeater in titanium was, in my opinion, one of the most thrilling releases, in 2006, two years after the wonderful Master Gyrotourbillon One, and one year after the Master Minute Repeater in platinum. To be honest, I was in awe when I saw the Gyrotourbillon One introduced in the catalogue, but I was even more impressed with the Master Minute Repeater in platinum. Of course, the Gyrotourbillon One is horologically superior ( if we accept ... ...Story

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Watches and Wonders 2022: Jaeger Lecoultre Master Memovox Timer Rose Gold.

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In 2020, Jaeger Lecoultre introduced the Master Memovox Timer, a new Memovox, using the new Master Case, totally revisited, refined should I say, thinner ( 12, 39 mm high ), even though it has the same diameter than the former one ( 40 mm ). The key points of the Memovox Timer were: - The blend of coolness and elegance, with a superb sunburst blue dial contrasting with the polished applied indices and an eye-catching alarm disc with engraved numerals. - The generous bevels on the lugs . The case gains in .....Story

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