Historically speaking, it has been a hot minute since we have had a”true” dip watch from REPLICA JAEGER-LECOULTRE GEOPHYSIC TRUE SECOND OROLOGIO. Surethe maison has recently created the Polaris Date along with the”Deep Sea” Chronograph (the latter of which was oddly rated to some paltry 100 meters, despite its rather ambitious naming convention), but if memory serves correctly, not because the Navy SEALs Automatic from 2010 has there been this kind of particular, purpose-built mention — that is, until now. In keeping with its own late-summer release customs, Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Mystérieuse Replica has only unveiled a pair of authentic, ISO-rated dip watches: the Polaris Mariner Date along with the Polaris Mariner Memovox — the latter of which bears the brand’s trademark alert complication.
Dive watch lovers might already know the parameters of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 6425 by heart, but for people who don’t, let me catch you up. For a watch to be officially certified under these standards, thereby earning it the right to become”officially” regarded as a dip watch (and consequently keep the term”diver” or”diver’s view” on the dial), it must possess five key standards: a unidirectional rotating bezel, clearly demarcated hour and minute hands, a luminous running index, luminous elements allowing low-light legibility, and at least 100 meters of water resistance. But to be honest, lots of dip watches already meet these standards and go on to live long, adventurous lives in and from the water without ever undergoing the ISO testing process. So, why bother? In part, legitimate authenticity is absolutely a driving factor, especially for those who might still be diving enough to demand a trusted backup. Afterward, there’s simple nerd cred — more likely the inspiring force behind goods such as the ISO-rated, but gleeful instrument of luxury, the Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver from a couple of decades back.