February 13, 2017
Created in 1958 by Jaeger-LeCoultre in honour of the International Geophysical Year, the first Geophysic watch remains a symbol of Swiss expertise par excellence. In keeping with this tradition, the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux launched the Geophysic collection in 2015; a collection of several models combining powerful watchmaking expertise with a classic, timeless aesthetic. This line has now been reinterpreted reinforcing its original qualities: a generously dimensioned case, easily legible functions, visible luminescent hands, the high- tech Gyrolab balance wheel, etc.
For the first time in its history, Jaeger-LeCoultre has introduced a flying tourbillon in a watch, allowing the time in twenty-four cities around the world to be read simultaneously. Available in a limited series of 100 pieces, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time watch is a testament to the Manufacture's remarkable watchmaking skills expressed through the watch's ease-of-use and operating.
For the Geophysic Universal Time, what’s new in 2017 comes down to one word: interchangeability. With the introduction of a new interchangeable bracelet, these two models are now available in a resolutely contemporary steel version and a sleek and elegant leather version.
A new interchangeable steel bracelet
With their new interchangeable steel bracelet, the Geophysic True Second and Geophysic Universal Time watches flaunt a chic yet relaxed style. Composed of five satin-brushed and polished links, this new bracelet, ideal for going in the water, is highly flexible. Easy to wear with a contemporary look, the ingenious folding clasp can be adjusted easily. The length of the bracelet can be extended up to five millimetres freeing the wrist for both ease of use and comfort especially during periods of extreme heat. Changing bracelets couldn't be simpler thanks to the lever system, which releases the bars in the blink of an eye, giving the watch a completely different look, whether the steel or the leather version.
Geophysic Universal Time: Around the world in the blink of an eye
Its lacquered blue guilloché dial sparks love at first sight. The eye is invited to dive into the immensity of the oceans and continents engraved in a sunray finish. Circling this astonishing planisphere, the world’s major cities stand out in blue and red letters. In contrast to the complexity of its watchmaking expertise, the Geophysic Universal Time is surprisingly easy to set with a single crown as opposed to a push-piece. While travelling, only the relevant hour needs to be adjusted to change time zones, without losing sight of universal time.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 772 is concealed inside, an automatic movement boasting the famous Gyrolab. By significantly reducing air friction, the non-circular balance wheel endows this piece with outstanding accuracy. This timeless model has been designed for men accustomed to travelling all over the world.
For the first time, the master watchmakers at Jaeger-LeCoultre have combined a flying tourbillon with universal time. With its 43.5 mm platinum case, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time asserts itself as the most exclusive piece in the eponymous collection. Fascinating in many ways, this timepiece offers exceptional readability and operating.
While remaining true to the ingenuity which allows for the creation of complex yet easy-to-use mechanisms, the Manufacture has followed the rules of the watchmaking tradition that defines it. Featuring the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 948, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time embodies this inventive spirit in a unique and universal way. Under the dome of its sapphire crystal, it presents a 360-degree view of the world...