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2021-01-08

LeJOUR Heritage Model

LeJOUR embrace the World’s architectural heritage as well as their own with this new artdeco inspired model which comes right of the left field. While this new Heritage model is named as such; I don’t believe it is based on any one particular model form LeJOUR’s highly eclectic historic portfolio. If like me you have taken the opportunity to even vaguely research LeJOUR’s past models, you’ll discover more than a couple of old school oddities. The closest thing I found was the Jourvac – but if you really want to find something more comparable to this new offering, Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques American 1921 might be closest. You can pick up one of those Vachers in platinum for around 36’000USD or you could get this Swiss made beauty with its 42mm in diameter case in Stainless steel for just 800USD! This WIS among will no doubt be familiar with a cushion case but unless you’re au fait with more unusual non-divers, you’ve probably never come a crown placement like this before. Placed between 1 an d 2 o’clock at the top right hand corner of the case is a cabochon-style crown which is fluted, polished and topped with a black gemstone. The watch dial which is offered in 5 sunburst colors that includes champagne has been appointed with polished appliqué Arabic numerals, a white railway-track for the mins and a set of polished cathedral-style hands – an apt choice given the Heritage model’s specially engraved case-back design which features a beautiful depiction of Notre Dame Cathedral. The Heritage model gets two further vintage features: a scratch resistant domed, Sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating and a Stainless steel mesh bracelet integrated with a quick release system.

The new LeJOUR Heritage model is powered the time-tested 26 Jewel, Swiss Made Sellita SW200 Automatic movement. Water-resistance btw is 50m. 

MSRP as mentioned above is 800USD. 

https://www.lejourwatches.ch/

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