Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph is a piece loosely inspired by the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea diving watch (below, photo courtesy of our friends at Monochrome Watches) — a piece that housed the first automatic alarm movement — but doesn’t have a long heritage of its own in the long history of the brand. Instead, the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph seems like the diving watch JLC would have made if it had the inclination for an underwater chronograph a half-century ago.


The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph has a 40.5-mm steel case, containing within it the JLC Cal. 751G automatic movement, which holds a 65-hour power reserve. Within the Memovox-inspired bezel resides a black textured dial, complete with triangular hour markers colored with faux patina; two subdials to count up to 12 hours and 30 minutes, respectively; and a small cursive “Automatic” toward the 6 o’clock position. Other features to note are the long lugs previously popular in vintage diving chronographs, the plain chronograph pushers, and the unique hands that are popular on vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre pieces.

The watch, released a few years ago at SIHH 2012, can be found at various dealers for around $8,000.


Source WatchTime


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