The world beneath the ocean waves is linked with Jaeger-LeCoultre since 1911, when the company patented the first waterproofing system for a watch case. 50 years ago Jaeger LeCoultre unveiled its first collection of diving watches. Jaeger LeCoultre is highly dedicated to protect the marine world.
The total proceeds of the funds from the auction will got to the World Heritage site of Tubbataha, Phillippines, located in the Sulu Sea, 181 km southeast of Puerto Princesa, the Palawan Island Province.
Three cities on the outer dial ring of the "Number 1" prototype of the model Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Tides of Time are replaced with three natural sites - Scandola in France, Galapagos in Ecuador and Tubbataha - all sites on the World Heritage Site List.
The winner of this auction gets to own a watch which has a remarkable patent-filed two part case which is crafted to sustain the highest endurance tests. A unique system connects the case to its support which absorbs shock and protects the movement so that it continues to track time without the slightest change in accuracy. The watch is protected from vibrations and sudden impacts which occur during extreme and challenging environments. The movement within the shock absorbing case is a 36.2 mm diameter automatic movement, Calibre 912 which is a culmination of intense cutting edge research resulting in the inclusion of remarkable technological feats such as a variable-inertia balance fitted with adjusting screws on the outer rim; unidirectional winding; in addition an oscillating weight with ball-bearings in ceramics - which is a high-tech feature which requires absolutly no maintenance or lubrication. The original alarm mechanism of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 912 is subjected to the implacable trial of the striker test to demonstrate its resilience and a 45-hour power reserve.
Intense research went into the acoustic qualities of the alarm, leading to the creation of a unique gong. In the place of the traditional gong which is usually affixed to the case back , this gong surrounds the movement and is fixed to the case middle by two pins. It is struck by the hammer at a particular point near this point of attachment. The geometry has also been carefully revised so as to optimise the acoustic qualities of the sound.
The alarm function is made up of a double push pin piece which allows the wearer to decide whether to start or stop the alarm function.
Finally a unique system on the watch case allows the watch strap to be changed quickly and easily.
Jaeger Le-Coultre is an increasingly popular watch brand at THE WATCHERY and know when you are buying Jaeger Le-Coultre you are supporting a company that supports the world we live in.
The alarm time is displayed by two juxtaposed discs that appear via a clear window at 9 o'clock. The positioning of the hour disc is followed by the minute one, thus enabling the user to select any time in five-minute intervals. The watch dial also displays a date window at 3 o'clock with fast adjustment.