Watching the Web for August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015 . by Matt Himmelstein

Thanks for popping in to the weekly feature we call, Watching the Web.  For those of who may be new to it, we have scoured the internet and found only the most interesting watch related news and posts available (OK, most interesting to me), and point you toward them.  We also get a chance to…



Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon: More Watch Ball

January 20, 2012 . by John Biggs

Can you believe this thing (click to embiggen the image)? It’s a 200,000+ Euros “spherotourbillion” from Jaeger-LeCoultre and it’s probably one of the most complex “classic” watches you’ll ever lay eyes on. What’s that ball thing in the window there? That’s the escapement. It spins in multiple directions, ensuring the sort of accuracy found in…



Want/Do Not Want SIHH Edition: Jaeger-LeCoultre

January 19, 2010 . by John Biggs

Do Want: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 381 A new development of the “dual-wing” concept, with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 381, and a new open-worked dial revealing the details of the movement, with an indication of the moon phases and a jumping seconds hand. A new seconds jumping hand stop mechanism allows precision to 1/6th of a second when…



My Big Boy Watch: The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph

November 14, 2008 . by John Biggs

I pulled the trigger, friends, and I think I found a nice match between form, function, and tradition. I bought the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph – a review is forthcoming – and I think I found the right balance here. I was constantly going back to watches like Glashütte Original and even,…



A Jaeger LeCoultre disaster

December 19, 2007 . by John Biggs

So wait… Japan is eating your market share so you launch THIS? People must have been stupider in the seventies. THE WATCHISMO TIMES: The Jaeger LeCoultre Wrist Discotheque of 1975



Jaeger-LeCoultre Diving GMT

April 19, 2007 . by John Biggs

Tasty! A new, 44mm JLC with GMT hand. Pretty beefy. I have just handled two of the three pieces (this one and the chrono) and the Ti piece is very light. There’s a bit of Hublot in there, a bit of Offshore and from side-on a Sinn U1 feel – in fact it is a…



Jaeger-LeCoultre Ellipse Isometer Escapement

July 10, 2006 . by John Biggs

Sweet merciful watch gods! What is that! That’s a single hand escapement, called the Isometer by JLC. Seriously. This is a very big deal. The standard escapement loses accuracy because the little jeweled hands move back and forth, leading to friction et al. This apparently has one little hand that swings the balance wheel. More…