Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet
by Kyle Stults on January 23, 2013
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SIHH 2013…

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Following last year’s Deep Sea Chronograph, this three-counter chronograph movement which takes its aesthetic inspiration from the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea model is introduced in a larger (44mm) case and new material — cermet.  The high-tech case cermet (not cement!) isa material consisting of aluminium reinforced with particles of ceramic and then covered with a protective coating of ceramic —  excellent properties of lightness, resistance and stability.  As well, cermet has a great look to it — very matte and stealthy, perfect for a watch like this.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet angleview

As a reminder, the chronograph operating indicator (“red dot” shown above) is inspired by the Jaeger-LeCoultre 1930s “chronoflight” onboard instrument.  It enables a diver to be able to see at a glance whether the disc shows that the chronograph is ready for use (white), in operation (white/red) or stopped (red).

Price is 10,000 Euros (about $13k at current f/x).  A trop-dial ‘vintage’ version is also being offered.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 758

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 758