The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 pays a tribute to the original geophysics released on that very year. A watch that combined chronometric precision with antimagnetic properties.
The name is inspired by the International Geophysical Year that encouraged scientific research in diverse fields like glaciology, electromagnetism, solar activity.
In 2014 Jaeger-LeCoultre released an updated version of the Geophysic: a new size (38.5mm) with a new automatic movement (Calibre 898/1). The release included three limited editions: steel (800 pieces) rose gold (300 pieces) and Platinum (58 pieces, boutique edition).
This review pertains to the most exclusive of the three: the platinum version:
In terms of design this watch is certainly very understated. And this is the beauty of it. It is blend between formal and sporty. The tool watch pedigree is reaffirmed by the 100 meters water resistance and antimagnetic properties of the watch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898/1 includes a series of innovations like ceramic ball bearings that translate in a high precision movement that requires no lubrication.
More importantly the regulation of this watch to -1 / +4 seconds per day exceeds by far the COSCO certifications ( -4 to +6 seconds) and even the newly born METAS certification (0 / +5 seconds a day).
The dial is a pure white grained that is fantastic at sunlight.
The lume is very special too: the dots in the side of the dial are luminous and so are the sword hands
Is this the ultimate CEO watch ? Perhaps there is no such a thing as an ultimate watch but this is certainly a very elegant and discreet watch that fits perfectly in many occasions. It is very understated so it is unlikely to draw unwanted attention.
The size (38.5) makes it contemporary and suitable even in the most formal settings like black tie events.
In conclusion this is a very exclusive watch with a rich history and superlative precision. The fine regulation of the movement makes it extremely accurate. Water resistance and antimagnetic properties makes it perfect not just for the boardroom but for exotic adventures too.
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