Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet Watch Review
Monday - 04 February 2013
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet takes its aesthetic inspiration from the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea model. It has a 44 mm diameter case made of cermet: "aluminium reinforced with particles of ceramic and then covered with a protective coating of ceramic". Cermet is extremely light on the wrist and more resistant to shocks and pressure than pure ceramics. The ceramic protective layer is also more scratch-resistant than steel.
The watch meets all the criteria for diver's watches in the ISO 6425 standard. It is water resistant to 100 metres, features luminescent hands and hour markers for visibility in dark conditions, and has a unidirectional rotating bezel.
The Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet is equipped with mechanical automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 758 movement with a power reserve of 65 hours. The black matte dial features a chronograph operating indicator, appearing as a 'dot' near the centre of the dial. The indicator, inspired by the historic Jaeger-LeCoultre Chronoflight, is composed of two discs that enable divers to see at a glance whether the chronograph is running (white/red), stopped (red) or reset (white).
The timepiece comes with a diver's fabric strap, and features an engraving of a frogman surrounded by bubbles on the solid case back.