Marc Menant from Jaeger-LeCoulte mailed me some information on their new Master Compressor Diving Navy SEALs watches. The grade 5 titanium cases with unidirectional bezel and water resistancy of 1000 meters meet the most stringent requirements for the United States Navy SEALs diving watch. Jaeger-LeCoultre consulted snorkelling record holder Patrick Musimu about the relevance of Jaeger’s diving watch innovations.

Patrick Musimu

The Master Compressor Diving models have a shot-peened ceramic bezel and are engraved with the Navy SEALs emblem. Before paying thousands of dollars for a vintage COMEX diver from Rolex, you might want to investigate these new three models from Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces three models of the Master Compressor Diving watch, these are the Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy SEALs, the Master Compressor Diving Chronograph GMT Navy SEALs and the iconic Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic Navy SEALs.

These 44mm (Alarm) and 46.3mm (GMT and Geo) watches are being introduced on video by Jerome Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. You can view the introduction video and full specifications of these watches over at Perpetuelle in this thread.

In the introduction video, Jerome Lambert is actually wearing one of the new models. It has to be said, it looks a bit BIG on his wrist.

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  • Martijn

    Would still prefer a COMEX Rolex. First because they where never part of Rolex public catalogue and secondly because they are actually used by COMEX-personel. I simply dont see the point these days to equip a Navy Seal with a complicated, mechanical watch, worth three to four figures when he goes into action.

  • Hello Martijn, I see your point and I agree on it. However, except from the Navy SEALs thingy, these new Jaeger-LeCoultres are impressive diving watches. One of the few Jaeger-LeCoultres that is keeping me occupied is the Master Geographique (not Compressor). I love that watch!

  • Martijn

    Hi Robert-Jan, I do agree with you that JLC’s are impressive and often innovative timepieces. Thats also why in my opinion they dont need the Navy SEAL link.

    A close friend of mine has as Master Geographique, and it is indeed an impressive piece. I myself am however taken with the Reverso Duo. Two movements that can display different times, powered by a single movement. Great!

  • Barbara Zellweg

    These watches are pretty expensive. I know a few SEALS because I live in Coronado, CA. Seals don’t wear these watches or Luminox. They wear GShocks. Did the navy really sign an agreement allowing these guys to market watches that are hundreds and thousands of dollars each?
    I don’t see any guys at Danny’s wearing these watches. This is the hang out for a lot of the guys stationed in Coronado, CA. They are beautiful watches though:) Jaeger and Luminox should have a program where they give every graduate a watch and say thank you for their service to America. I am not sure about the “Partnership” but I can’t afford one either….BZ

  • Barbara,
    You are correct. SEALS don’t wear these watches. My brother is a seal and these guys are pathetic acting like they are hard. Then they are charging huge prices on these so they can sell them to other country clubbers who couldn’t make it through BUD/S on their best day. Look at their website….Polo? Elitist and arrogant. But to use the SEALS, America’s best, is pathetic. Nice watches though.

  • Olav Vikingsson

    Let them be worn by the best, the british SAS

  • peto

    hola soy de guatemala y estoy interesado en un reloj Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy SEALs como el de la foto. si alguien me puede ayudar se lo agradecere mi correo es