Jaeger-LeCoultre E 399 Geomatic

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Just a quick look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre reference E 399 Geomatic.

Jaeger-LeCoultre E 399 Geomatic – on top of the Geomatic original box

This watch is what I consider to be the base of today’s Master series.

Jaeger-LeCoultre very first automatic Chronometer wrist watch. Automatic movement Calibre 883S, hour, minute, central seconds and date.

Not only is the Master Control similar to the Geomatic in functions and front design. For those of you who remember the Master series from the late 1990’s and 2000’s will recognise the gold medallion on the back.

Another detail which the Master series inherited from the Geomatic.

Jaeger-LeCoultre E 399 Geomatic – gold medallion on the back

Even if today the Master series is considered as a dress watch series, when the E 399 was launched back in 1961, it was launched as a sports watch!

Water resistant, Chronometer, Antimagnetic, Automatic movement and Date indications.

“Le Chronomètre Geomatic, Rythme la vie de l’homme d’action”
“The Chronometer Geomatic, Rhythm the life of the man of action”

Jaeger-LeCoultre E 399 Geomatic – French newpaper ad