Geophysic collection of Jaeger-LeCoultre has officially presented a unique model, as well as a unique family of movements, which are not only for the novelty of Jaeger-LeCoultre, but also represents a new proposal for collectors. We mean the model of Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second. The new manufactory clockwork automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre, Calibre 770, a complication of the second hand unhesitating “True second”, which means that, contrary to mechanical movements, the second hand actually ticks. The traditional name of complication – “Deadbeat seconds”.
Second hand with a feature «Deadbeat» are becoming increasingly in vogue. To begin with, the standard way for people to distinguish between quartz watches mechanical – look at the work of the second hand. Ticking hand, is usually a sign of quartz movement, while the smooth running of the arrow – a clear sign of the mechanical caliber.
Devoted fans find complication «Deadbeat seconds» attractive, and perhaps even mysterious. Over the past few years, this complication has shown itself in a number of mostly independent watch brands, such as Antoine Martin, Gronefeld, De Bethune and Arnold & Son, often at quite high prices. Now, the arrow Deadbeat has become common in most well-known companies such as Jaeger-LeCoultre. In fact, the complexity of “True Second” may be the hallmark of all the watches from Geophysic collection.
Another interesting feature of the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 770 – the use of a new balance wheel called Gyrolab. Balance regulating element actually – is not a wheel, and a mechanism having a semi-shape of the thigh with a set of small oppositely disposed adjusting screws on each end. The shape resembles a balancing mechanism of De Bethune. A smaller surface area leads to lower air resistance and thereby to decrease the power output from the spring needed to operate the system of regulation. Increased productivity, at least in theory, the overall performance of the clock mechanism, such as the precision at long operation watches and power reserve are spring elements, which are influenced by a number of factors.
However, Jaeger-LeCoultre, the company that produces its own watch movements and body, it can not afford to add to the portfolio of “exclusive” features a unique balancing mechanism Gryolab. Clockwork 770 has about 40 hours of power reserve and consists of 270 components. It appears as a new style of clockwork rotor (which is visible through the sapphire crystal back of the case), and its made of pure gold. Caliber 770 becomes the basis on which can be built further complications.
Originally from the end of the 50s watch Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic had to have a science-themed character. The distinguishing feature of the original models were the point of «lume», is focusing dial. This proprietary signature Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic returns in a new collection on the outer flange of the dial.
Watches Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second shooter got a new design. Balancing between elegance and functionality, arrows legible, strict and a little peculiar. Taking together all the elements of the dial Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second, someone might think that this model seems very simple and traditional. Even more refined face and body will look on the bracelet, the announcement of which Jaeger-LeCoultre has been announced as a future option for these watches.
The case diameter of 39.6 mm gives the impression that the watch Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second seem larger than expected. The shell thickness is 11.7 mm, and water resistance – 50 m. Soon Jaeger-LeCoultre will present the clock in both versions of 18K rose gold and stainless steel.