Oldie AND Goldie: Jaeger Lecoultre Master Géographique on bracelet, in yellow gold.

 By: amanico : November 21st, 2022-17:52
This one is the first generation from the early 90's. 

To be compared to the next version... Other than the metal, can you see the differences? 

I prefer the latest, and not only because of the metal, but also because of the case and dial. 

Still, lovely, these Master Géographiques. 

They have a kind of magic which is really bewitching. 



Second one for me too. Looks much more sober and elegant. A first one is just a bit too 'BLING BLING'. Thanks for sharing.

 By: J K : November 21st, 2022-18:37

The first generation in white metal I don't find it too bling, but a bit outdated.

 By: amanico : November 21st, 2022-21:15

Second one looks more modern and will be easier to wear but that golden case and bracelet has something special imho 😉👌🏻

 By: Watchonthewrists : November 21st, 2022-19:15

Thanks for your feedback, mon ami.

 By: amanico : November 21st, 2022-21:16

My choice

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 21st, 2022-19:27

The hands on the yg model are interesting. I like the more discreet day/ night indicator and lower city disk and triangle hour markers as in my ref. Small differences in case make the yg model more "round" - cool watches 👍

We are in the same boat. Except that I don't own it. :)))

 By: amanico : November 21st, 2022-21:16

I like the second due to the more solid( legible) hands, but what bothered me on this reference is the city display curing in tho the hour and minutes dial. To me a big design no-no;) Other than that, a great piece.

 By: ZSHSZ : November 21st, 2022-22:45

Funny, I prefer the second city display than the first one.

 By: amanico : November 21st, 2022-22:47

Master Compressor Géographique (early 2000)

 By: PDG : November 21st, 2022-23:21
Here is mine. It's about 20 years old I think. Very special for me (a gift). Somewhat practical while traveling.

That's the cool brother of the family.

 By: amanico : November 22nd, 2022-07:39

Both watches are appealing, but the second one, more reserved and less bling, with a cleaner dial, gets my vote.

 By: orahu : November 22nd, 2022-00:28

More modern, indeed. Timeless, even, compared to the first one.

 By: amanico : November 22nd, 2022-07:40

Second one for me, easily

 By: Boris : November 22nd, 2022-14:56
I think this particular incarnation of the Master Geographique, and its silver dial sibling, were the best ones ever made by JLC, at least aesthetically.

Size was spot on too, at 38.5mm if my memory serves.

I totally agree with you. It should deserve more love and attention.

 By: amanico : November 22nd, 2022-17:09

Debut date was '89, if I recall correctly....

 By: watchme : November 22nd, 2022-17:55
the bracelet tastes back then were quite different and JLC had yet to launch the Master Control series.
But it was a genius travel watch, and still is considered "a masterpiece" in the industry.

You might well be right. I will try to check that. As for your opinion on the Master Geographique, I can only agree. It is THE watch which made me look at JLC as an extraordinary brand, 30 years ago.

 By: amanico : November 22nd, 2022-21:17