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.

The company then uses any feedback to continuously improve the 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 function, a chronograph, and a diver’s watch all in one. They’re extremely shock-resistant, 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.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.