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Hands-On With The Master Compressor Makes Me Miss The Macho Side Of Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre Wristwatches Replica Hands-On

Hands-On With The Master Compressor Makes Me Miss The Macho Side Of Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre Wristwatches Replica Hands-On

This, I shall point out early on, will be less of a hands-on about the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic and more of a burst of thoughts about the modern Jaeger-LeCoultre, as we have it today. Usually I have a clear vision on what I think about a watch and its brand, but here I have more mixed feelings of concern and hope than anything else. So, humor me a bit as I try and frame it. Specs about the watch, I’ll get to at the end.

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The old workshop from the first half of the 19th century.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the few Jolly Jokers in the deck of less and more valuable cards of watch brands. It is, because there is such a remarkably wide array of established “Jaeger” references, one of which if you happen to own and wear, you have pretty much removed yourself from any critical discussion. It’s like a cloak that makes you invisible in the critical eyes of watch snobs and “enthusiasts.” In short, a Are Jaeger Lecoultre Watches Handmade Replica has become a safe choice for reasons that include the brand’s extensive history and vibrant heritage – part of which is some 1,200 different movements and 400 patented inventions, and goodness knows how many others that have not been legally quarantined. However, there’s more to JLC than that.

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Hands-On With The Master Compressor Makes Me Miss The Macho Side Of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hands-On

The very cool and properly modern Duomètre Caliber 381 with bridges and plates in German silver for a unique sheen. Nothing is off-the-shelf here.

Here’s the thing, Used Jaeger Lecoultre Watches Uk Replica traditionally is not another Vacheron Constantin for it isn’t a “manufacture” (VC would prefer you pronounced that in French) that seems perpetually attracted to its past and sets a foot wrong nearly every time it does something new. Jaeger-LeCoultre, nestled under the Richemont umbrella just like Vacheron, is a ballsy brand not with a lonely quasi-sporty and needlessly expensive watch like the Overseas, but with an extensive history of properly badass watches, produced over an extensive part of its history. I’ve added images of a selection of them throughout the article below.

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The Reverso, in the right size and color, is among the most elegant and menacing men’s dress watches ever.

Deep Sea chronographs, Master Compressors, friggin’ Navy Seals limited editions, Extreme Labs and so on. Come to think of it, if you’ve ever worn a proper Reverso, you’ll know that even that fits in, as it is one of the most masculine dress watches out there… and it was designed over 80 years ago.

But before we speak more about the newest dial alternatives let us see the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second watch. It is available in a stainless steel case and steps 47mm by 28.3mm and is 10.3mm thick, so it is quite modestly sized. It’s two faces – therefore the Duo title – driven by a single motion, allowing it to show time in two time zones. Water-resistance is 30 meters.The motion inside is the hand-wound JLC Calibre 854A/2, which is a fairly simple motion that defeats at 3Hz and is produced out of 160 parts with 19 jewels. Power reserve is a standard-range 40 hours.The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Little Second watch includes two dials that the wearer may flip between with all the watch still on the wrist (in case you are unfamiliar with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso theory). The principal watch dial is in silver and features a vertical brushed finish and a hands guilloche centre with a small seconds index at 6 o’clock. Overall, like most other Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches, the main dial of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second oozes lots of Art Deco cool and elegance.If you reverse the situation around, you will be greeted with the next Traveling Time dial. On the standard Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Big Duo Little Second watch, this dial includes Clous de Paris engraving plus a useful day/night indicator. But now, there are 3 new dial options featuring exotic stones. Let us get into these three brand new dial options at the moment.
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This was Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2010: teaming up with the flippin’ US Navy Seals and going back and forth fine-tuning a watch for them to use. It hardly gets more badass than this.

What I’m getting at is that I’ve been seeing Jaeger-LeCoultre in recent years as changing or, to be more specific, scaling back from all this noticeably. I understand that a massive manufacture will always have to rely on successful, endlessly regurgitated core products, and there’s nothing wrong with that – but JLC is slowly turning away from a lot of the uniquely cool watches that made it great at least in my eyes and is scaling back to only pushing yet newer (though that’s a strong word) versions of its bread-makers.

Hands-On With The Master Compressor Makes Me Miss The Macho Side Of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hands-On

One gets the impression – and, like most impressions, this isn’t entirely accurate either – that everything is a tribute to this, an anniversary of that, or an homage to something else. For goodness’ sake, even last year’s Reverso Gyrotourbillon is called a flippin’ Tribute in its official product name! A tribute to what, a 15-year-old invention? Really? How self-absorbed.

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What I think I need to feel excited again about Jaeger-LeCoultre, which I very much want to do, are new watches that have an atmosphere to them like Master Compressors with a few too many crowns, Extreme Labs so extreme their movement doesn’t even appear to fit in their case, and Duomètre Chronographs that are so beautiful and over-engineered, it makes most other watches go shiver in an unlit corner of the room.

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The remarkably awesome Extreme Lab 2 – nearly a decade old and looks so fresh they could launch it again at SIHH 2018. The JLC Skunkworks at its best.

The watches I have mentioned made their debuts in the ’00s (okay, the Extreme Lab 2 started showing up in 2010), and that was 8-10 years or, in other words, a long, long time ago. I know a fair bit about what it takes to create a new collection and that Extreme Labs don’t fall out of the sky… But, truth be told, I’m not missing high complications nearly as much as I do more attainable everyday Jaeger-LeCoultres that specifically do not appear to have been designed to appeal to insecure schmucks in metropoleis.

Hands-On With The Master Compressor Makes Me Miss The Macho Side Of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hands-On

A picture randomly chosen from a JLC press kit from around 10 years ago. This is the sort of activity the brand used to sponsor and the environment it had watches it could comfortably send into.

To be fair, Jaeger Lecoultre Watches Ebay Replica does have some strong originals in its range, but they are a dying breed with less and less frequent updates and with fresh back-up making it to the fronts even more scarcely. The Master Ultra-Thin Eight Days Perpetual is all the dress watch you’d ever need to keep yourself and others impressed. Any of the Deep Sea Vintage pieces will make you feel like you’re a Roger Moore Bond, and the Duomètre is, in a way, as high-tech as everyday-wearable watches can get. The conflict in my mind comes from these watches being as old as they are, and with the brand apparently not caring as much anymore about nurturing not simply these collections, but the very concept it used to have behind them.

Hands-On With The Master Compressor Makes Me Miss The Macho Side Of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hands-On

I deeply dislike the new(-ish-ish-ish) Master trio because they offer a blend of flat, uninspiring and historically incorrect looks – the hands with the fallen-out-lume-look objectively should have never happened. They are a design they knew would make many bend over backwards and that, to their credit, they did achieve. But look at the finesse, the confident balance and impressive engineering that appears on and inside a Master Ultra Thin Perpetual or the bonkers, way over the top and yet casually retailed Master Compressors of old… and you’ll probably see how much “more Jaeger” those watches are – in some sense, at least.

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I’m not saying those timid, deeply uninspired, quasi-vintage re-releases shouldn’t exist – they do fine for people who just want some watch, preferably with a very, very secure aesthetic and even more secure name on the dial (the worldtimer “Geographic” on the right is the weak exception that enforces the rule). But don’t we have plenty of that already on offer from other Richemont brands – not to mention more distant competitors?

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