A few years back, I reviewed the Mark I 001 chronograph from Le Jour, a brand that had been revitalized decades after it had gone the way of the dodo as a result of the Quartz Crisis. My takeaway was that it was a really neat watch, and it was clear that the team behind this new era of Le Jour wanted to do things right and weren’t just banking on a name.
Singapore retailer and Le Jour AD Gnomon Watches recently put out a limited edition dubbed the Skipper, an obvious nod to one of Heuer’s more famous chronographs. Most apparent is the 30-minute totalizer at twelve rendered in red, white, and blue, and the running seconds at nine which is depicted via simple crosshairs, just as it was on the original (in this case, the Autavia-cased Ref. 15640). Completing the Valjoux layout is the twelve-hour totalizer at six.
There’s a date window at three alongside some branding, which together feels a touch crowded. Furthermore, I think that the date window would have been better off without a frame, but altogether it’s not too obtrusive. For the lume nuts, there’s C3 Super-LumiNova on the hands and dial.