The Jaeger LeCoultre Geophysic is an iconic watch which straddles both the mastery of technical watchmaking and beautiful aesthetics. We covered this amazing watch when it was first launched with a detailed hands-on review here. For SIHH 2018, a special limited edition of the Geophysic True Second is released with an ocean blue dial. And with this new watch, the grand maison, goes e-commerce, as the watch is only available on their online boutique.
Jumping on to the blue dial bandwagon, the new Geophysic True Second Limited Edition boasts of a dial with a deep ocean blue, which conjures up the fathomless depths explored during the International Geophysical Year, when the Geophysic was first introduced in 1958. Our earlier review is recommended reading:
Recommended reading: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Review with historical references.
The dial is the new item in this 100 piece limited edition. Other than the mesmerising blue hue, a sunburst pattern creates a play of light that sets off the alternating polished and brushed features of the case.
The center is a cross, reminding the shape of location-mapping instruments is a carry over from the original 1958 model which was eliminated for a sleeker look on the 2015 models.
The hands, which are triple-faceted hands and the minute track around the flange are coated in luminescent material. The wtch is delivered with a brown calfskin strap with an interesting patina.
Another very interesting aspect of this new limited edition is that it will not be available in stores, but exclusively on the Jaeger-LeCoultre online boutique.
Price: CHF 10,400 including VAT, only available in the Jaeger-LeCoultre online Boutique, at www.jaeger-lecoultre.com
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Technical Specifications
Automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 770
28,800 vibrations per hour
40-hour power reserve
6.57 mm in height
Oscillating weight in 22-carat pink gold
Setting the hour by one-hour jumps clockwise or anti-clockwise
Diameter: 39.6 mm
Height: 11.8 mm
Water resistance: 5 bars
Sapphire case back
Engraving: “limited edition – one of 100 pieces”
Blue, sunburst pattern, with white transferred cross and applied hour-markers
Luminescent points on the flange
Luminescent triple-faceted hands
Brown calfskin with patina