In December 2017, Jaeger-LeCoultre announced a new blue dial version of the Geophysic True Second watch in a limited series of 100 pieces.
The Sunburst patterning on the ocean blue coloured dial creates a play of light that sets off the alternating brushed and polished finishes of the case. The central cross – reminiscent of location-mapping instruments – is a nod to the historic 1958 Geophysic model. It also prolongs the delicacy of the applique hour-markers. Its triple-faceted hands and the minute track around the flange are coated in luminescent material, making it easy to tell the time at night.
Each Geophysic True Second Limited Edition watch houses the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 770, which is equipped with a True Second, a rare complication on an automatic caliber. Its Gyrolab balance wheel of non-circular design replicates the Jaeger-LeCoultre anchor symbol, and demanded a great deal of research in how to reduce the effects of air friction.
This ground-breaking innovation makes the watch significantly more accurate. Very practical for travellers, the jumping hour is set through the crown, without affecting the precision of the minute hand. The oscillating weight of this calibre is made of pink gold, and shaped like an anchor. With its sapphire crystal case-back, this watch offers an elegant view of its movement. The watch comes fitted with a calf-skin strap.