The forgotten watch? Launched in 2009, in a limited edition of 100 pieces, and only …
Now the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet replica unveiled by Jaeger-LeCoultre at SIHH 2013 successfully combines vintage-inspired design and high-tech materials and a slightly larger size of 44mm.
Gradually forgotten over time, the Deep Sea line was brought up to date by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2011 with two limited edition reissues particularly successful being the mens fake Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea. Building on the success of these new standards, the range was subsequently expanded in 2012 with a steel version with chronograph function the Deep Sea Chronograph.
So the SIHH 2013 in Geneva was used a good opportunity for Jaeger-LeCoultre, which this year celebrates 180 years to unveil a chronograph version with a titanium and Cermet case.
It should be noted here that the chronograph versions, unlike the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea, are not strictly speaking reissues of vintage models. There has in fact never been a Deep Sea Chronograph in the past in JLC’s collection. The Deep Sea line has become an historical and renowned range now at Jaeger-LeCoultre. In the late 1950′s JLC created their iconic Memovox Deep Sea model which was in fact the first diving watch equipped with an alarm. It was intended to indicate the end of the divers immersion time as set to the amount of oxygen left in the tank. This complication was very useful at a time when diving equipment was rudimentary, and it was this mens fake Jaeger-LeCoultre watch that brought the name Deep Sea name into existence.