This article wasn’t expected to begin that way. We thought we would be before a new iteration of a ultra-thin Jaeger-LeCoultre – a pleasant one without a doubt yet extraordinary on the grounds that it was including a skeletonized development. In this manner, our article would have been pivoting portraying you the pleasantly opened and engraved extensions and the enameling work done on the dial. Anyway we, at Monochrome-Watches, as to be exact – and them came the amazement. This Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette is supposed to be 3.6mm stature, making it perhaps the . We needed to investigate!
Basically, this new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette is the openworked and plated version of an exceptionally unobtrusive and exquisite watch that we investigated a couple of months prior, the Master Ultra-Thin 1907 , a watch that our supervisor in-boss applauded for its downplayed presence, its general comfort and obviously, for the specialized accomplishment it addresses. At the hour of its presentation, it was the thinnest mechanical watch on the planet – with a case estimating just 4.05mm and a development of 1.85mm tallness. Regardless of whether Piaget accomplished to dispatch in 2014 a mechanical watch estimating 3.65mm (the Altiplano 900p ), the watch made by Jaeger stays a sublime specialized ability. Nonetheless, (and that’s a major HOWEVER), we had sort of an unexpected when perusing the public statement about the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette and taking a gander at the committed page on the site ( here ). Jaeger stands an absolute stature of 3.6mm – yes, 3.6mm ONLY! On the off chance that we’re right, it would imply that this new Jaeger-LeCoultre is the thinnest mechanical watch in the world – and that they accomplished to do that with a skeletonized development and a transparent caseback.
Considering the significance of such numbers, we chose to straightforwardly ask the assembling, which kindly responded to our inquiry by a basic “The watch is to be sure 3.6 mm thick” along with this report attached:
What you can see here is the comparison between the actual Master Ultra-Thin 1907 and the two new skeletonized versions of the Master Ultra-thin (set or non-set). The assertion is clear: the watch is without a doubt estimating 3.6mm – so indeed, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette is the real thinnest mechanical watch from the whole business – and Jaeger-LeCoultre accomplished to do that with an extremely old style development (in the Piaget , the caseback is really the principle plate of the development, in this way lessening the tallness of the whole watch). Here, we have a bezel with a gem, hands, a development and a sapphire caseback… obviously there’s no dial BUT there’s a skeletonized development – that typically is thicker than a normal development. Here the Caliber 849SQ measures precisely the same 1.85mm as the Caliber 849 (non-skeletonized). Thinking about the shortfall of dial, you know now where the thing that matters is. The most noticeably terrible is that Jaeger-LeCoultre isn’t in any event, communicating about it. Apologies, yet we think it’s BIG. What an achievement!
Back to the actual watch. The development is opened in the conventional manner, with emptied extensions and ribs engraved with old style arabesque example. This noteworthy completion can be appreciated from both the dial-side and the caseback. The Caliber 849SQ has precisely the same measurements and almost similar details as the non-skeleton release, implying that it estimates 1.85mm, it highlights 119 sections and 19 gems (versus 123 sections and 19 gems on the non-skeletonized one) and it brags 33-hour power hold (versus 35h for the non-skeletonized one). Obviously, this is a short force save however the distance across and the thickness of the development are extraordinary to such an extent that we absolutely pardon Jaeger for that.
What astounds most is the size of the development – something that we couldn’t truly envision with the Master Ultra-Thin 1907 as the caseback was full. Here, the development is clearly floating in the little 38mm case. In any case, Jaeger-LeCoultre cunningly shrouds this impression with a lacquer circle around the engine that makes an hour ring, with 12 zones. Contingent upon the material of the case (18k rose gold or 18k white gold), this plated ring comes in a rich chestnut earthy colored or a profound blue.
Each release of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette will be accessible in a restricted version of 100 pieces, evaluated at 56.000 Euros in Rose gold and 58.500 Euros in white gold. Presently, the lone thing to do is to compare this JLC with the Piaget Altiplano 900P in the substance, with exactness instruments, to make certain of who truly have the thinnest mechanical watch on the planet. From now, Jaeger-LeCoultre wins the game! Bravo! More subtleties here and here .