The International Geophysical Year was a major scientific collaboration between 67 countries including, significantly, both the USA and USSR at the height of the Cold War, 1957-1958. Sparking important discoveries and inventions, the Year signified a major step forward for global politics and science alike. Celebrating the event, master watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre provided cutting-edge timepieces to the scientists involved. Known as the Geophysic, the watch was unprecedentedly accurate and hardy, able to withstand incredible levels of shock, water submergence and magnetic fields. Today, this very special watch has been recreated with new, modern dimensions and manufacturing.