Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual
The understated beauty of the Jaeger-LeCoultre "Master Ultra Thin" watch collection is a magnet for devotees and connoisseurs. These aesthetes view the formal and mechanical purity of a timepiece as embodying the very essence of horology.
Nonetheless, producing ultra-thin calibres represents a major technical challenge that is all the more daunting when these movements comprise additional complications. In this particular field, Jaeger-LeCoultre fulfils a long-cherished dream of brand aficionados by unveiling its first ultra-thin automatic perpetual calendar watch.
The watchmakers and designers of the Manufacture have united their endeavours in creating an extremely slim mechanism equipped with a complete calendar, and in arranging the entire set of indications on a dial that retains the collection’s minimalist elegance while ensuring perfect readability. The successful result definitely lives up to expectations and the new Master Ultra Thin Perpetual watch is already taking centre stage in its pink gold, white gold and steel versions.
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A single glance is enough to confirm that the new Master Ultra Thin Perpetual watch belongs to a prestigious lineage. It features the same pure design combining classical elements with the aesthetic inspiration of the Grande Maison. The clear and self-evident layout avoids any risk of confusion. In addition to the hour, minute and central seconds hands, it comprises three counters dedicated to the perpetual calendar displays: the first at 9 o’clock for the day of the week; the second at 3 o’clock for the date; and the third at 6 o’clock for the month.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s distinctive signature appears below the moon phase. In addition to this comprehensive range of information, a perpetual calendar function must also indicate the current year, and on the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual, a full four-digit display appears through a small aperture at 7 o’clock. In this paragon of visual equilibrium and absolute harmony, that which is clearly thought out is clearly expressed – a precept admirably confirmed by a careful scrutiny of the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual.
The new model comes in three variations distinguished by the material or colour of the case. The first features an 18-carat pink gold case framing an eggshell-white dial, while the 18-carat white gold version comes with a grained silver-toned dial. Finally, the steel model available exclusively from Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques is graced with a sunburst silver-toned dial.
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A major player in watchmaking history since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre is celebrating its 180th anniversary. At a time when Swiss watchmaking still operated in cottage-industry mode, Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to unite under one roof the many different professions involved in making a watch.
Engaged in a tireless quest for excellence supported by a unique spirit of invention, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to perpetuate the tradition of Grande Complication timepieces through a succession of extraordinary creations, including the Atmos Mystérieuse (2003), Reverso grande complication à triptyque (2006), Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie (2009), Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication (2010), Reverso Répétition Minutes à Rideau (2011), and the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee (2013).
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