We all know the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre replica watches‘ Reverso and the British polo players. Have you heard about Cartier replica watches’ Basculante or Universal Geneve’s Cabriolet though? Read on!
So within 3 years 3 very similar yet completely different reversible replica watches came out marking a milestone in replica watches making. Since those years replica watches manufacturers from TAG Heuer to Chronoswiss, from Omega to Rotary have had similar designs, some using the reversible feature to create 2-faced watched some just paying ‘homage’ to the original idea. Without a doubt Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso is the most famous among all of these. However I find it very fascinating that if we dig a little deeper in the history of one model, a whole new world of models we’ve never heard of opens up in front of our eyes. But then again that is why we love vintage replica watches.
History however is even more interesting than that. Not too long after the Cabriolet and the Reverso in 1932 (actually the company on their website states it’s 1933, but we have evidence that it came out a year before) jeweler and watchmaker Cartier launched their answer to the rectangular dress/sports replica watches challenge, the Basculante. Explaining how the Basculante works is pretty hard, so I will let the pictures do the talking for me.
Jaeger-LeCoultre replica watches
One last note on a slight difference between the original Geophysic and the current Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 tribute replica watches. The original Geophysic was signed ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre Chronometer’ in the dial. This has been replaced by ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic’ as the re-edition is not COSC certified (and the indication Chronometer is exclusive for COSC certified replica watches). For many years now all Jaeger-LeCoultre replica watches have to pass their own 1000 hours control test procedure to prove their precision and reliability. This test is done to the whole cased-up watch for six weeks, in six positions, while rotating and at rest.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 replica watches re-edition will be available in an 800 piece limited edition for the steel version, while the 18-carat pink gold model will be issued in a 300 piece limited series. The platinum model will be produced in a limited series of 58 pieces, and available through Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutiques only. All models should be available as from today onwards.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 tribute replica watches come in three case and two dial variations. The cases are available in stainless steel, pink gold and platinum; the steel and gold version got the rarer cross-hair dial, while the platinum version uses the more plain and in the original Geophysic more common dial. We would liked to have seen a tribute stainless steel version with the formerly common plain dial.