Here are some documents I received from my contact and the Heritage Gallery at the Manufacture...
First, the famous tag.
An official picture:
A pair of ads:
A German one which seems to mean something like " A new watch to celebrate an Historical Date ":
I love a lot this one:
Some interesting technical draws showing the construction of the Geophysic case:
And now, the " Plat de Resistance "...
If you're a big fan of the Géophysic, you certainly know the front cover of the dedicated brochure, represented here:
But did you have the opportunity to see what is inside?
If not, here you are!
The brochure tells the story of the 2 commanders of the USS Skate and Nautilus who saw their mission in the Polaris area celebrated on the 16th of December, 1958.
On the 16th of December, these 2 Commanders received from some Citizens of Geneva a Chronometer Géophysic.
It is also reminded that the JLC Chronometers were used by some Commanders of Boats such as " The Liberty ", The " Cristoforo Colombo ", or the " United States ".
Here, a close up of the text on the left part of this page:
Which is also important, and this has a relation with the Géophysic, is that thank to this Brochure, we learn that beside the Geophysic, the Geomatic, and the latest Caliber 906, there was, in 1958 another Chronometer, the Master Mariner... I'm investigating right now on it.
Then, on the last page of this brochure, it is said all the merits of the Géophysic : an Anti Magnetic, and accurate timekeeper.
The text used in this document was taken from the " Journal Suisse D'Horlogerie et de Bijouterie ", in 1959.
It is a pity that the text is in French, but at least, you now know where the pictures were taken from.
The cherry on the cake?
The Géophysic Leaflet:
" Specially dedicated to those who work close to powerful magnetic fields "
" A robust construction in an elegant conception ".
This leaflet sums the Story behind the Géophysic, like told in the brochure above, and shows the different references of this model:
Being able to get all these documents and goodies around the Geophysic is a great part of the Collecting pleasure, and also helps to better understand and appreciate the true value of our beloved watches.
As we mentionned watches, a last picture about the JLC Chronometers, a kind of Family picture, even if some " members " are still missing.
Hope you will enjoy these extra candies ...
This message has been edited by amanico on 2010-08-02 01:24:35 This message has been edited by amanico on 2010-08-03 23:21:56 This message has been edited by amanico on 2010-08-04 02:46:58