The watch is a modern homage to the iconic chrono that commemorated 1958's countless scientific discoveries and explorations.
In 1958, Jaeger-LeCoultre created a special chrono in honor of the International Geophysical Year, one of countless scientific discoveries and explorations. Bestowed upon the first man to lead an expedition under the North Pole, Captain Anderson, to honor his achievement, the timepiece has been revered as one of the most storied Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces ever since.
Paying homage to the divers who plundered fathomless depths during that year, the Geophysic True Second Limited Edition features an ocean-blue dial that demands attention, with Sunburst patterning that reflects the light and lets its finish truly dazzle. The central cross, reminiscent of location-mapping instruments, also pays homage to the 1958 Geophysic model. Its triple-faceted hands and the minute track around the flange are also coated in luminescent material, making the timepiece a practical luxury item for nighttime adventurers.
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The timepice features the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 770, which is where the "True Second" comes from, which the manufacture describes as " a rare complication on an automatic calibre, that beats out the rhythm of every second." Its Gyrolab balance wheel of non-circular design also makes The Geophysic True Second among the manufacture's most accurate timepieces.
The Geophysic True Second Limited Edition will be issued as a series of 100 pieces, and engraved around the perimeter are the words, “limited edition — one of 100.” It's only avaialble on Jaeger-LeCoultre's website.