Unveiled in January at the SIHH 2013, the new Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet is a remarkable timepiece for men with style. Inspired by the esthetics of the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea watch, the new chronograph is masculine, stealthy and totally reliable.
Being a fresh creation, it comes with a series of new features that sets it apart from the older models, such as last year’sDeep Sea Chronograph. It boasts a large 44 mmcase, and a new material called cermet. This is a special composite material, consisting of ceramic particles (cer) mixed with metallic ones (met). More specifically, the beautiful three-counter chronograph’s case is made of aluminum + ceramic, with a final ceramic coating for protection and a nice matte finish.
This gives the watch a series of very important qualities, such as stability, resistance and lightness. While the design keeps a classic style with a black and white color palette, there is one spot on the dial that disrupts the monochrome – a red dot indicating the state of the chronograph. When the chronograph is stopped, the dot is completely red, while when it is in operation it is white/red, and finally when it is ready for use it is white.
Powered by an in-house Calibre 758, the timepiece costs €10,000 (approx. $13,000). Charity enthusiasts will be happy to learn that Jaeger LeCoultre is offering the first prototype of the wristwatch in an online charity auction, promising that all proceeds will be directed to UNESCO with the purpose of helping preserve marine World Heritage sites.