Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals

Par Florian Matrion, le 23 juin 2010
Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals
Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals
Diaporama
Scoop: presented during the 2010 SIHH, the Master Compressor Navy Seals is the latest model resulting from the partnership between Jaeger-LeCoutre and the eponym American elite unity. Review.
Exclusive! review of the Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
72/100
Note des internautes
86/100

WARNING

The reader's attention is caught on the fact that we have tested and photographed a prototype.
As such, it includes some imperfections visible on our photos.
The definitive version of this Master Compressor Navy Seals, commercialized during the second semester of 2010, will obviously be complied with the usual standards of manufacture and finishing of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

 

A scoop by The Watch Observer

Presented during the SIHH 2010, the Master Compressor Navy Seals is the latest issued model resulting from the partnership between Jaeger-LeCoutre and the eponym American elite unity.
The “warrior” watch is a novelty for the “Big House” which very classic range was until now more centered on the diplomatic corps than the assault units...

 

Because big arms do not mean big wrists

First surprise, the size of the case (42mm) is really reasonable compared to other watches of this type.
According to Jaeger-LeCoultre, the diameter has been reduced as requested by the Navy Seals themselves...
Maybe because they were afraid to hook their beautiful watch within a backpack's strap when comes the time to draw their gun...

Some hours are needed to get used to it when people is accustomed to models of 45mm or more.
But this size is ideal.
Enough for not compromising the legibility, it gives a nice presence to the watch without making a too much visible anvil out of it.

 

Because every seconds matter

The dial's markers use a new type of angular font, the one specific to tag “explosive boxes”.
They contribute to the strong personality of the model and, combined to the well-designed hands, they offer an exceptional nighttime and daytime legibility.
Which is essential for not missing the chopper's extraction!

The blue luminescence is really pleasant to the eye and is theoretically ideal for a diver's watch, the blue color being the last visible spectrum in the deep sea.

 

Trademark of the series Master Compressor, the system of the compression key favorably replaces the screwed crown to ensure the 300 m waterproofing.

An aircraft carrier's construction type

The matt ceramic bezel is less original but fulfils perfectly its part and seems bulletproof.

Trademark of the series Master Compressor, the system of the compression key favorably replaces the screwed crown to ensure the 300 m waterproofness.
It only needs a half-turn to block or unblock the crown.
The indications (red for open and white for closed) allow not jumping from the dinghy with a left open crown in the heat of the moment.
Sole flat, this system does not allow the use of a crown protection.

The back, engraved with the Navy Seals emblem, is screwed.
The in-house caliber 899 is a tested reference, guarantee of reliability.

The manufacture is globally excellent and seems worthy to cope with the worst situations.

The tested watch being a prototype, it is difficult to draw conclusions on the comfort regarding the wearing but it seems excellent.

 

Conclusion

Of course, it is difficult to imagine a true Navy Seal wearing an automatic watch for a mission...
But this model remains particularly a success.

It will accompany the adventurers during their worst excursions.
Succeeding in combining a strong personality to a reasonable diameter, it is a very commendable watch within the other models of the category.

 

The +:

  • strong personality
  • wearing comfort
  • legibility
  • manufacture quality 

 

The –:

  • the price, a little bit high for an hour/minute/second/date
  • ...and that's all!

 

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Données constructeur

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Diamètre boîtier (hors couronne)
Diamètre boîtier (avec couronne)
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Calibre
Base calibre
Fonctions
Verre
Capacité de la réserve de marche
Fond transparent
Entre-cornes
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L'avis de la rédaction 72/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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Note des internautes 86/100

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