Greetings from Geneva! SIHH 2012 sees the introduction of a new water-resistant watch inspired by the Memovox Deep Sea: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph featuring a 40.5 mm case size similar to that of the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea, which was a hit at SIHH 2011.
A fixed bezel surrounds a classic black dial, protected by a Plexiglas crystal. The hour-markers as well as the central hour and minute hands are covered by a Superluminova with a warm orange-tinted shade reminiscent of the luminescent coating on the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea. The time intervals measured by the two-button chronograph are indicated by two counters for the hours and minutes, positioned at 9 and 3 o’clock, as well as by the central seconds hand. The back of the stainless steel case also bears the same engraved motif as the historical model, depicting a frogman surrounded by bubbles. Finally, the embossed black calfskin leather strap looks exactly like the one fitted on the original.
This watch driven by Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 751G which incorporates the latest developments stemming from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s research, including the large variable-inertia balance and the ceramic ball bearings that ensure lubricant-free long-term operation. Water-resistance is 100 meters.
Technical specifications appear below the images, the last of which may be substantially enlarged with a click.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph: technical characteristics
• mechanical automatic movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 751G
crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
• 28,800 vibrations per hour
• 37 jewels
• 5.72 mm thick
• 235 parts
• 65-hour power reserve
• hour, minute, chronograph seconds, minutes, hours
• chronograph with hour and minute counters and central sweep seconds hand
• matt black
• hands and hour-markers featuring “Tropic” colored superluminova
• 40.5 mm in diameter
• plexiglass watch glass
• water resistance : 10 bar
• black leather with steel pin buckle