There is a reason why somethings are called masterpieces, while others are not. The reason is ingenuity. Take the example of The Memovox Deep Sea, the first diver’s watch made by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Created in 1959, the two models of the diver’s watch created history with their precision and tech quotient. They were, in fact, the big sold out and soon became the collector’s item. Now almost 40 years later, Jaeger-LeCoultre is paying ode to its roots by unveiling two re-editions of these models in limited series: 959 reproducing the “Jaeger- LeCoultre Classique 1959” intended for the European market, and 359 inspired by the “LeCoultre Spécial Amérique 1959”. The last two digits of each edition echo the birth year of this legendary watch. The new models will boast of the same dial with a Plexiglas watch glass absolutely identical to that used in the historical models.
The difference, however, will be in the slight change in appearance: While the European model features a matt black dial with luminescent hour-markers, its American counterpart is distinguished by a two-tone black/grey execution surrounded by an external ring comprising a scale with five-minute graduations and signed “LeCoultre.”
The details on the number of pieces made and the price are still hazy, but going by Jaeger-LeCoultre history of watchmaking, these models will be, but worth every penny spend.