Today, I decided to tell you a little more about the last arrived, the JLC Diver GMT.
It is part of the Compressor JLC range, a line appeared in the early 2000s and offers a seal by compression keys.
A simple system that locks and seals with a turn of the key.
The white arrow, the system is locked, two blue arrows, the system is open.
On this Diver, the crown is covered with rubber to provide good handling even with diving gloves.
Aesthetically, it's very "athletic" as a choice and I find the range Diver more in line with the compressor system, the traditional compressor range is less my taste, even if the watches are good adventurer dressed.
The JLC "dive watch" proposal is composed of a relatively wide range now. Indeed, the range has just won an alarm clock and a 3-hand with the NSA.
It has a three hands, a GMT, a chrono, an alarm and a depth gauge.
The GMT is no longer in the catalog in this size, it increased from 44 mm to 46 mm. An error IMHO, the new loses his balance on the dial side.
The 44 mm was produced in 1500 copies, the new 46 mm changes in the catalog.
This watch is a real pitbull.
The case and bezel are in grade 5 titanium with an alternation of brushing that give a dark shade at the watch all highlighted by several brilliant chamfers.
The bezel is very well thought out and is easily manipulated using the lugs on the periphery.
The dial is very readable, important for a diver's watch!
The indexes are applied, the solid hands, date at 3 o'clock, the reference time at 9 am and the working indicator at 6 o'clock.
Exactly, back to the operating indicator. JLC has chosen a flag instead of a second hand, it is fun to use.
The system is simple (small house diagram):
To maintain clarity in the depths, a luminova line is separating the white area and the blue sector.
The watch is powered by the 975, widely used by JLC, it allows the addition of several complications.
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Not a lightning finish but a reliable manuf with ceramic rotor balls.
The advantage of this caliber is the flexibility of the GMT system's which is equivalent of a Rolex GMT.
Only the reference time has its own dial, the date is semi-fast, it adjusts its time to travel on the main dial with jumping hour.
This Diver is water resistant to 1000 m, the only of the range.
It is also the only one with a screw back, the other models in the series have a caseback with four screws.
It also have the inscription of the 1000 hours.
At the time of its release, it had been tested to 1080 m in a pit in Hawaii.
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I wear this Diver often on a NATO, titanium case makes the watch relatively light.
I recently opted for a rubber from Isofrane© (I do not like JLC rubber and I'm not a big fan of the articulate one).
She won again in nervousness with this combo.
The wrist, it requires:
Finally, she is for this summer.
I wear it with great pleasure, it remains quiet (it's not a Sub, or a Breit, Santos ...), it is technical and I also found a good alternative to current tech' diving watch.
Thank you for your attention.