It is not too late to get to the topic. Earlier this year, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched a new series, the Beibei series (宸 和 晨 is a pronunciation, the English name Polaris, which means Polaris). The watches in the Beibei series are all sports watches, including diving watches, chronographs and so on. Jaeger-LeCoultre has always been the main dress watch, lacking sports watches, but brothers who are familiar with watches know that the most popular now is sports watches. So Jaeger-LeCoultre launched a new series of sports style, it is very time. Although I wrote about Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei watch at the beginning of the year, due to limited information, some players’ concerns were not answered. Now that Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei series watches are on the market, I know more about them, so I ca n’t answer any questions before. I’ll focus on that today.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei series junior pin. Note that there is no calendar for the junior pin.
1. Why does Jaeger-LeCoultre release a new Beibei watch?
When Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei series watches were just released, many players were wondering, why did Jaeger-LeCoultre produce a new series? Although we say that compared to Rolex, Omega, IWC and Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre does have fewer sports watches, but everyone who knows Jaeger-LeCoultre knows that Jaeger-LeCoultre has sports watches. Jaeger-LeCoultre has compression masters, DEEP SEA diving watches (note that Jaeger-LeCoultre also has DEEP SEA, just the same name as Rolex) and so on. This question was answered by Jaeger-LeCoultre. It is because the previous sports watches of Jaeger-LeCoultre were all independent and single. After a period of time, a new model is launched, without any connection in the middle, and it is not a series. So Jaeger-LeCoultre specially launched a sports series this time, bringing together the new sports watches of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
We can see the Jaeger-LeCoultre series watches, including the junior hand, chronograph, alarm and so on.
2. Is there any relationship between the Jaeger-LeCoultre series watches and historical prototypes?
When Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei series was just announced, although this series was a new sports watch launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre, some players said that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series watch was made with reference to the historical prototype of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Indeed, this statement is true. The prototype of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei series is the Memovox diving watch launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1968. The Memovox watch in the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre is a diving watch, but unlike the diving watch of the water ghost, 50 噚, and seahorse, the Memovox diving watch does not rely on the rotating bezel, but on the watch The alarm clock here indicates the diving time (it will vibrate when it starts). Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei series is a new watch based on the design of the Memovox diving watch in 1968, and then redesigned according to the modern aesthetics. So that’s why, the new Beibei series watches are designed with 2 crowns (the watch has 3 crowns), in order to continue the historical characteristics of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The picture above shows the historical prototype of the Jaeger-LeCoultre series in 1968, the Memovox diving watch, and the picture below shows the diving watch in the Beibei series.
3. What is special about the Jaeger-LeCoultre series?
The diving watch in the Jaeger-LeCoultre series is a special diving watch. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s way of making diving watches is different from Rolex, Omega and Blancpain. The Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch is 42 mm in size, 13.1 mm thick, has a dense bottom, tape, and is water-resistant to 200 meters. These are all normal. The Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch uses a rotating inner ring instead of the ceramic outer ring that comes standard with mainstream luxury diving watches. The inner circle of the Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch is controlled by a 2-point crown. What is special is that the inner ring of the Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch can rotate in both directions, unlike ordinary diving watches, which can only rotate in one direction. What’s more special is that the crown of the Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch at 2 o’clock controls the rotation of the inner ring, and the normal crown at 4 o’clock does not use a screw-in lock. Both crowns can be operated directly (can be screwed directly). And in the case that the crown is not locked, it is waterproof to 200 meters.
The two crowns of the Jaeger-LeCoultre series diving watches are unlocked, and the rotating inner ring can rotate in both directions, which is unique.
Brothers who are familiar with diving watches know that the crowns of diving watches are usually screwed in, and must be unlocked before use. Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watches are different from other brands of diving watches.
Jaeger-LeCoultre steel chain version Beibei diving watch, note that the diving watch has a calendar, and it is a dense bottom.
4. Is the third pin of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beiji series Jin Tuo?
The Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch is dense-bottomed, and the conventional three-pointer without calendar is transparent. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei three-pin automatic rotor is metallic silver. Many players have questions, is this automatic Tuo gold-plated? No, the three hands without the calendar are not Jin Tuo, this automatic Tuo is Steel Tuo. The specific number of this movement is 898E / 1, and the power is 40 hours. This movement is the calendarless version of the 899 movement commonly used by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Because it does not need to jump the calendar, it has a little more power.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre series junior needle is transparent and the automatic movement of the movement is steel.
5. How to choose Jaeger-LeCoultre and Jaeger-LeCoultre?
The price of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei No. 3 needle is 52000 (steel chain is 59000) and the diving watch is 59500. The Jaeger-LeCoultre master’s junior needle price is 49,000 (the hollow pointer version is 45,000).
Jaeger-LeCoultre series of junior pins (top) and Jaeger-LeCoultre new masters (bottom).
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a sports watch, the master is a formal watch. The price of Beibei is a little higher than that of the master. The advantage of Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei is that Beibei is a sports watch, whether it is a diving watch or a three-pointer without a calendar. The Beibei diving watch is 200 meters water resistant and 100 meters without a three-pin calendar. Usually more durable to use. In addition, Jaeger-LeCoultre Beiba and Blancpain 50acabathysacaphe are similar. Although the heat is a sports watch, it looks like it has many characteristics of a formal watch. So usually very easy to wear. The advantage of Jaeger-LeCoultre is that it is the most iconic watch of Jaeger-LeCoultre. However, after all, the master is a formal watch, and the waterproof level of life is not as good as the sports watch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre series diving watches, note that the diving watch has a calendar, and the diving watch is dense.
In addition, in the price range of 50,000 yuan, many people buy water ghosts, DJs, hippocampus, femtometers, and Panerai watches. It’s easy to hit the watch, so that’s why I’m interested in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Beibei sports watch. Jaeger-LeCoultre is a mainstream luxury brand, but Beibei is relatively small, with a public price of more than 50,000 yuan, plus discounts, exchange rates, secondary markets and other factors.