In this feverish moment that is the month following Baselworld, we needed to return to the SIHH 2015 and to a watch presented there on the whole tact. From Jaeger-LeCoultre , we’ve seen a few curiosities this year, including the impressive Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication , the superb Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon or the vintage-inspired Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale . Notwithstanding the interest we had in these watches, there was likewise a watch presented for the current year that completely addresses what Jaeger can do on a ‘consumer-oriented‘ side. Here is the Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 now with black dial.
This watch is neither a tourbillon , nor brief repeater or a skeleton chronograph . All things being equal, it shows what Jaeger-LeCoultre does consistently, the watches that are truly delivered and sold – obviously Jaeger sells tourbillons and minute repeaters yet figures are route beneath those of the old style Master or Reverso watches. It is an outwardly basic, thin exquisite watch, with a sensible value, a fascinating horological content (1000 hours control) and a ton of appeal. Obviously, it isn’t as thin as the ultra-ultra-slim Master Ultra Thin 1907 we checked on . Obviously, it isn’t just about as cool as the vintage re-release of the Geophysic . In any case, it is an exceptionally adjusted and tasteful watch for those mentioning prudence and class.
The Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra-Thin Moon 39 itself isn’t a curiosity. It was presented at the SIHH 2012 and it is currently accessible in rose gold with an Eggshell beige dial (evaluated at 16.200 Euros), in rose gold with a record dial (valued at 16.600 Euros) and in hardened steel with a silver dial (estimated at 8.350 Euros). This year, it comes in a similar treated steel case yet with an exquisite and more present day black sunburst dial. The case utilizes the ordinary Jaeger-LeCoultre Master shape, with thin and inclined carries, slim bezel, enormous opening of the dial and a full cleaned finish. This watch shows entirely sensible measurements, as the width is retrained at 39mm and the stature at 9.9mm – what we would call a thin watch rather than a ultra-thin watch…
Balanced is the word that could best characterize the essence of the Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39. There’s nothing stunning or upsetting by its quality. The dial is marginally domed – something suggestive of the 1960s vintage dress watches. It has just 12 applied facetted records, brief track and the logo of the brand on the dial. Nothing more, nothing less… Except the sub-dial at 6 that comprises both the moon-stage pointer and the date, shown by a hand that focuses a date-track around the moon-stage. The dauphine hands are additionally basic however show a pleasant point of completing, with one side that is cleaned and the opposite side sandblasted (making them obvious in each light condition, besides during the night as there is no iridescent covering, something normal in dress watches).
Inside the Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra-Thin Moon 39 ticks an in-house development, created and fabricated by Jaeger. The type 925 is just 4.9 mm thick (don’t fail to remember that we’re before a self-winding development and along these lines including a rotor on the top). It shows hours, minutes, seconds, moon-stage and date. It comprises of 246 sections, of which 30 gems, and conveys 43 hours of force save when completely twisted. Completing is lovely with round Geneva stripes, blued screws, cleaned inclined points on the scaffolds and roundabout graining on the fundamental plate.
The main feature of this Jaeger Caliber 925 is its accreditation, the ‘Master Control 1000 Hours’, implying that it is tried and tried on exactness and unwavering quality for 1,000 hours (almost a month and a half), prior to being conveyed to the customer. The Manufacture tests and confirms completed watches, repeating the states of genuine wear, and not just developments like the COSC can do.
The Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra-Thin Moon 39 Black dial comes on a gator cowhide lash with double folding clasp. On the wrist, it is plainly not the most amazing watch from Jaeger but rather it obviously represents ‘balanced’ and ‘elegant’. It is the exhibit of what a refined dress watch ought to be – and one with a decent horological content. It ought to be estimated around equivalent to the silver version, which means a surmised 8.500 Euros.
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Movement Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 925
- Number of pieces : 246
- Vibrations each hour : 28800
- Power-save : 38 Hours
- Jewels : 30
- Barrel : 1
- Height : 4.90 mm
- Hour – Minute
- Moon phases
- Stainless Steel
- Water opposition : 5 bar
- Diameter : 39mm
- Thickness : 9.9mm
- Alligator Leather
- Double Folding Buckle 18.0 mm