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JAEGER-LECOULTRE GEOPHYSIC Jaeger-LeCoultre, "Geophysic, Chronometre", movement 1331928, case No. 748304. Made in 1958. Very fine and extremely rare, water-resistant, anti-magnetic to 600 Gauss, indirect center seconds, stainless steel Chronometer wristwatch with a stainless steel Jaeger clasp. Accompanied by an extract from the Archives and a Jaeger-LeCoultre box. Two-body, polished and brushed, lapidated lugs, inclined bezel, screwed down case back. Off-white with applied steel baton indexes and Arabic 12 and 6, luminous dots on the inner bezel, outer minute/second divisions. Luminous steel epee hands. Cal. P478/BWSbr, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to fi ve positions and to temperatures, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, parachute shock absorber, hack mechanism, swan-neck regulator, anti-magnetic dust cap. Notes Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 10 mm. 1957 -1958 was designated International Geophysical Year. This was an international scientific effort in which 67 countries took part in making observations and carrying out experiments in various aspects of the earth sciences such as seismology, electromagnetism, glaciology, radioactivity and solar activity. The Jaeger LeCoultre "Geophysic" wristwatch was inspired by the Geophysical Year. To publicize the effort, watches were given to the crew of the the wUS Nautilus, the first nuclear powered submarine, after its trip under the North Read more…


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Date:
2008-11-09

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