Jaeger Lecoultre Geographique. An interesting diversity.

Jan 10, 2021,00:48 AM
 

The Master Géographique is the first Jaeger Lecoultre which intrigued me. 


I discovered it in the early 90's when it was issued. 

Here is the first generation, a special one in platinum, belonging to our dear Sandgroper: 


Followed by a second generation in the second half of the 90's, in steel, gold and also in platinum, limited to 250 pieces, with a superb hunter case back: 




Then we had the Reverso Geographique, in rose gold only, limited to 500 pieces, another eye candy, which has the good taste to display its complication on the verso: 





Then, we had the Master Compressor Geographique in the early 2000's: 



Followed by the Master Compressor Pro Geographique, a 46 mm beast adding a mechanical depth gauge to the travel time complication, some 4 or 5 years after: 


In 2011, Jaeger Lecoultre came back with a more classic version, the Master Geographique in steel and rose gold: 





Then, in steel black dial: 

And in 2017, a special version to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Master Control, with a sector dial: 




In 2018, Jaeger Lecoultre issued the Polaris Geographique World Time, offering the combination of a travel time with a world time, which is unique: 




And, in 2020, the Master Geographique revisited... With an enhanced movement, the Cal 939 with a power reserve of 70 hours.




Why do I love the Geographique so much? 

The main reason is that its complication is unique. We have GMT and world time watches, and the Geographique is in between, offering the possibility to set the time of the place of the world you are traveling. you just have to turn a crown for that, which is very friendly, magic and fascinating. 

Among all these travel watches, the world time remains my favorite, because I can have, in one glance, the hours of the time everywhere in the world, but the Geographique is a close second, almost complementary. 

When I discovered it in the early 90's, there were no world time watches ( except in the vintage universe ) yet. So, I was fascinated and intrigued. 

The curious thing is that I never owned one, but it is a project I will achieve one day. 

The other remarkable thing is that only a brand like Jaeger Lecoultre could provide such a variety and diversity of " Geographique " watches! From round to rectangular, from Classic to exuberant, with this complication only or with another one ( Depth meter or World Time ) yes, definitively, only Jaeger Lecoultre can do that! 

Best,

Nicolas


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Géo black dial

 
 By: tombub : January 10th, 2021-02:32
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My favorite!

 
 By: amanico : January 10th, 2021-02:34

+1!

 
 By: amanico : January 10th, 2021-14:01

Same favorite for me.

 
 By: amanico : January 11th, 2021-11:40

they are nice indeed

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : January 10th, 2021-11:15

Indeed!

 
 By: amanico : January 10th, 2021-11:29

Agreed 👍

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : January 11th, 2021-11:09

Thx for a superb pictorial !.. And Yes, also for me a Master Geo, (end 90ies if I remember correctly), which after a Referso Duo Face paved my way to JLC..

 
 By: hs111 : January 11th, 2021-09:31
You said it, an interesting diversity, and also with an undeniable charme plus the fascination of the World Time. Also I like the case back with the gold medaillon. Thx so much for sharing these great pics ! They remind me to take it out again to some fre...  

Very good write up.

 
 By: ChristianDK : January 11th, 2021-09:50
This was one of the Mater Control pieces I looked at so many times and even came quite close to getting. As you say, there is something intriguing and exotic about this watch. I came across the white dial several times but had my mind set on the black, so... 

One of my favorite...

 
 By: watchme : January 12th, 2021-12:05
all time watches from JLC is the Master Compressor Geographic in steel ON BRACELET! I love how the 2nd time zone switches at 12 from AM to PM and back (when you go backwards), and this is the ONLY model to do so. On the bracelet, it wears larger than it's... 

I was hunting one on the bracelet with the 3 parallel links in the middle....

 
 By: watchme : January 13th, 2021-10:03
and when I called back it was gone. It didn't have box or papers, so that one might have been just as well. However, I DO wish JLC would release this dial variant in the more recent Polaris - or, better yet, START SELLING AND UPDATED COMPRESSOR LINE AGAIN... 

BIG+1 for ab Extreme Lab 3 🔥💥👍

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : January 13th, 2021-11:57