New book about JLC

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-04:56
For those who love reading and beautiful books

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Very impressive!

 By: InHavenPro : January 25th, 2023-05:16
This one will end on my book shelf as well smile....

I understand why…

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-06:24
I can't wait to get it and read it.

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It states online....

 By: InHavenPro : January 25th, 2023-07:07
that it only covers the 12 JLC certified vintage watches (up to 1974) that they are currently advertising for sale in their Geneva boutique, and will subsequently send on a world tour.... Quite compelling approach, I do love the fact that they, and some of the other oldest companies, are placing as much emphasis on their vintage watches through high-quality (in-house) restorations and press........

There is a very interesting chapter about the Duoplan, which is worth being read. And it is more an introduction to their vintage universe than an exhaustive book about all the vintage JLC, which would be impossible to do...

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-08:21
As I think nobody here and there can know all the Reverso made, for example , or all the Lecoultre, as their archives are lost.

A complete collection of the work in several volumes would have been a vibrant tribute to this brand... and would have fascinated us because we love details....

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-10:06
But today marketing is king and it must be convenient for the general public and at least for
It's cool that they did it though...

Yes, at least it gives us a nice aperçu of the richness of the brand.

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-10:57


 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-13:03

You received one?

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-07:32

I've asked for one ;-)

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-07:58

Hehehe... You will love it. ;)

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-08:11

Maybe... or not...

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-10:06

I am sure you will.

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-10:55

Absolutely awesome

 By: andrea~ : January 25th, 2023-09:00
I can't wait to see how their pre owned program is going to work

Yes... We were a lot to expect it... But unfortunately this beautiful book seems to contain some errors... which will become realities if there is no erratum...

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-10:02

They will make some corrections in the next editions. But all in all, not a bad work at all.

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-10:56

A nice projet… a dream book for sure

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-13:04

Looks interesting

 By: jml_watches : January 25th, 2023-09:09
There was an article in the FT about this

Hopefully above link ok.

Nice intro into vintage JLC.



I am a bit surprised by announced prices for the Chrono Shark ( 50, 000 Euros ), the Polaris II ( 22 000 Euros ), and the Master Mariner Deep Sea ( 20 000 Euros ). Who gave these prices for these watches???

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-09:15

God did it ;-)

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-09:41

Ask God a decent discount, then. :))))

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-09:50

He only listens to what he wants to hear

 By: Alfihar : January 25th, 2023-09:59

That's all me... :)

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-10:54

Yeah I thought they looked a bit ambitious!

 By: jml_watches : January 25th, 2023-15:02
But then I guess you're getting a completely refurbished watch with great provenance, so that could appeal.


 By: sisy_lp : January 25th, 2023-21:03
refurbishment services for vintage may have been around for some years, but not known/opened for everyone I guess.

I have seen a sample of Geophysic swapped for NOS dial/crystal by JLC.

Open to everyone. You just send your watch for a service, and ask for a replacement of that or that part. They quote you, you accept, et voilà.

 By: amanico : January 26th, 2023-06:58

And you take back a polished watch 😂

 By: Alfihar : January 26th, 2023-13:12

That might happen. ;)

 By: amanico : January 26th, 2023-18:52

Now the thing is to know if the radium hands are still radium. Which I highly doubt...

 By: amanico : January 25th, 2023-21:21

I agree

 By: Alfihar : January 26th, 2023-06:40
And maybe some pieces were replaced…

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