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$8,000

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Auction Ended
09/07/21
At Sep 7, 4:00 PM UTC
Lot #1088

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph

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Introduction

Inspired by the JLC Memovox Deep Sea collection from JLC’s attempt to enter the dive watch race in the 1950s with the first underwater alarm watch, the JLC Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph is a clever timepiece that blends vintage aesthetic with modern yet heritage-inspired mechanics. While designed with a simple and easily understood layout and case, the Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph actually features a complex movement that was itself inspired by another source; a historical on-board chronograph invented by JLC in 1930 for civil & military aviation; the Chronoflight. Featuring a chronograph that can be operated while under 100m of water, the Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph utilizes a circular aperture at 12 o’clock to indicate if the chronograph is running – a useful piece of information for any diver whose life may ultimately rely on their timepiece to work so that they can time their decompressions and work out how much oxygen they have left in their tank.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$6,000 – $8,000

The Details

Brand

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Dimensions

42mm x 14.5mm

Model

Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph

Movement

JLC automatic cal. 758

Reference

Q2068570

Bracelet

Black leather strap

Year

2012-2017

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Box & Papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Sporting a matte black dial featuring a grainy texture with white inscriptions, prominent triangular hour markers, and white luminous baton hands displaying the hours and minutes, the Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph is a well-designed legible timepiece.

ON THE WRIST

A contemporary timepiece given its 42mm diameter, the Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph has a balanced design that is reminiscent of the diving chronographs of old.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition of the watch is excellent. Dial is flawless, as it left the factory. Case has minor surface abrasions throughout. Band is in excellent condition with practically no signs of wear.

Our Perspective

A wonderfully designed timepiece blending vintage aesthetics with modern horological engineering, the JLC Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph is an accurate rendition of the watches that so many service members relied on while out on active duty.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1088

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea Chronograph

Sold

$8,000

Ended
09/07/21