You may remember, earlier this year I wrote about how Jaeger-LeCoultre paid tribute to the Geophysic watch from 1958, which you can read about here.
Two weeks ago the original Jaeger-Le Coultre Geophysic watch in stainless steel from 1958 set a world record at an Antiquorum Auction.
The estimates were between 6000-8,000 Swiss Francs ($6300-$8300). The watch sold for a staggering 52,500 Swiss Fracs (roughly $55,000) almost seven times the highest estimate!
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Chronomètre watch was created in 1958, the International Geophysical Year, and has served as the quintessential symbol of precision and reliability with a design of undeniable purity. Since this exceptional instrument had been designed to withstand magnetic fields of up to 600 Gauss and to maintain its prodigious precision in all circumstances, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Chronomètre watch was the perfect present for the first man to have headed an expedition beneath the North Pole.