Feature: Jaeger-LeCoultre Navy Seals Master Compressor Dive
October 12, 2010
Jaeger-LeCoultre has an ongoing partnership with the United States Navy Special Forces, the Navy Seals. The La Sentier manufacture, Jaeger-LeCoultre, sends its prototype and production Master Compressor Navy Seal limited edition timepieces to actual Navy Seals, for real life testing. Jaeger-LeCoultre then uses any feedback to continuously improve features, functions, usability and comfort of this highly tactical line of timepieces. The end result is a collection of timepieces that are designed for rugged daily use, whether you are a Special Forces soldier or not.
The Master Compressor Navy Seal collection consists of a mechanical alarm watch, a chronograph and a basic diver watch (pictured above). They are extremely shock resistance, highly water-resistant and highly legible. All have a 60-minute dive bezel and the signature Master Compressor wing-nut style screw down crown system.
I like all three Jaeger-LeCoultre Navy Seal timepieces, because they are all very rugged, tactical and highly functional. I really like the utility of alarm or chronograph timepieces, however, the simplicity of a basic diver, is hard to beat. With a basic diver, the dial is uncluttered and time can be read clearly at a slight glance, even underwater or in the dark.