People often ask such questions, so I still have to share them with you. However, this phenomenon shows that the two brands of Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex are more popular. But “Which is better” is indeed a difficult question because the two brands have their strengths. Although it is difficult to give a definite answer, let us analyze it together. You can choose according to your feelings. Yes, many times, buying a watch is a feeling of buying.
First, in terms of quality, they are adamant.
Whether it is Jaeger-LeCoultre or Rolex, in terms of product quality, I believe that it is not comparable to many brands. First of all, Rolex is the brand with the most significant number of Swiss Observatory certifications each year, accounting for almost half of the total product of all established brands. This point is compelling that Rolex’s quality is excellent, so there is even “once and for all”. Argument.
However, Jaeger-LeCoultre, as a brand that is higher than Rolex in general, is certainly not vegetarian. Its self-contained Jaeger-LeCoultre 1000-hour test standard is even stricter than the observatory certification standard. For example, as the name says The test time for each Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is 1000 hours, which is equivalent to 41 days and a half.
And the test time for the Observatory certification is 360 hours, which is 15 days; at the same time, the test accuracy requirement for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 1000 hours is -1 ~ + 6 seconds/day, and the observatory certification is -4 ~ + 6 seconds/day (men’s watch).
Another point worth mentioning is that Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 1000-hour test is a fully assembled watch, such as installed Watch case, hands, dial, etc., not only the movement, the Observatory only tests the action, etc.
Of course, such a comparison does not mean that the Observatory’s certification standards are loose. As a traditional certification standard recognized by the industry, the Observatory’s certification is also very strict and authoritative, and not many brand products can do it. of.
The picture on the left is the classic 3135 movement of Rolex, and the picture on the right is the 925 movement that passed the test of Jaeger-LeCoultre for 1000 hours.
Second, in terms of personality, each has its own merits.
As two famous watchmaking brands, their personality is also their vitality or core competitiveness. Rolex has always known for its high-performance waterproof shaped by the classic Oyster structure, which has led to many watches with, particularly visible sports and leisure styles, such as water ghosts, deepsea, Daytona, yacht master series and so on. But as many friends know, although Rolex’s sports and leisure style is remarkable, it does not prevent many of its watches from being matched with formal wear, and in fact, many friends wearing Rolex do the same.
Even so, there is no strong sense of violation. It is also an important reason why many Rolex models are called wild models. At present, in addition to Rolex, it is difficult for other brands to do this. Jaeger-LeCoultre is also a traditional high-end watchmaking brand. Still, it is a different scene because compared to Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre has almost no sports and leisure models. Again, mostly classic formal watches, especially the master series, The appearance is exquisite, as far as I understand, many friends who love Jaeger-LeCoultre, at first sight, are attracted by the elegant appearance of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Is there a sense of disobedience in a formal dress wearing a water ghost?
Third, in terms of price, specific analysis.
If we thoroughly analyze all the watches of the two brands, we will find that there is a reason why the Jaeger-LeCoultre above is one grade higher than Rolex. Because Jaeger-LeCoultre has many models with more complicated functions, whether it is a tourbillon or the intricate top-level functions such as the minute repeater and the perpetual calendar. Jaeger-LeCoultre products can do it, and the price is very high, and some are even outrageous. It is also an important reason why Jaeger-LeCoultre is one segment higher than Rolex at the overall level. As a famous saying says, “Below Rolex are all practical items, above Rolex are all works of art,” and Jaeger-LeCoultre is just above Rolex.
However, when a friend specifically asked the question about the title, it means that Jaeger-LeCoultre can be similar to Rolex, especially Rolex classic watches such as water ghosts, such as the master series mentioned above. What complicated function, the appearance is exquisite, and some watches are even cheaper than Rolex, so it is convenient to compare.
Of course, if you have a Rolex and Jaeger-LeCoultre at the same time, it is also an excellent match. For example, a water ghost with tens of thousands of dollars and a Jaeger-LeCoultre master of tens of thousands of dollars can exist simultaneously and are more harmonious. Things.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Series Q1368420 watch, equipped with an automatic mechanical movement under the elegant appearance, made of stainless steel, has a date and moon phase function, is waterproof to 50 meters, and has a diameter of 39 mm. The reference price is $ 9180 (subject to the actual cost). Said that the price is almost the same as the water ghost.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex are both excellent watchmaking brands. They also have their strengths and value compared to products but don’t expect the underlying value of a basic model to be as good as possible. The key is to like it.
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