Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual 1308407 Showcase Review

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Greetings and welcome to the world of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Today I will be your guide to Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual. 39 millimeters in stainless steel, and only 9.2 millimeters thick. This extraordinary automatic winding perpetual calendar moon phase can be seen with the entire Jaeger-LeCoultre collection of premium time pieces on our website https://goo.gl/GGMFCH.

Now, a significant watch requires a significant tandem of strap and clasp, and as you can see Jaeger-LeCoultre provides the watch with a richly finished double deployant steel clasp. Double deployant clasps being more compatible with smaller wrists. The loop created by the deployant providing insurance against accidental droppage while donning or removing the watch at beside, and the latest Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp featuring a push button release for rapid separation from the strap should you wish to change the strap or clean the clasp more deeply.

It’s paired with an ultra thin alligator leather strap featuring on the bottom a very supple and soft calf’s skin. Thin like the watch, it’s an ideal aesthetic compliment. The profile of the watch is characteristic of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s modern master ultra thin case. You can see the complex form of the lug tapered and beautifully blended into the case flank is sensuous, and yet features strong defining character lines that run the length of the case band, and visually unify the lug to lug span of the watch with the midsection of the case.

You can also see the gentle slope of the bezel transitioning to the arch of the domed Sapphire. The ultra thin case gives way to a maximized dial. As you can see the bezel is paired down to act almost as a silver halo framing the centerpiece of the watch. The perpetual calendar matte black dial.

This model features a sensational contrast between the hand applied and faceted dart style hour indecies and it’s center the faceted dolphin style hour and minute hand. The watch features a matte black dial to eliminate glare with counter sunk sub-registers for easy reference to the complex calendar.

The watch also features a gorgeous cruciform symmetry. Each of the individual indications is laid out plainly for quick reference starting with the year, millennium, century, decade, and here next to at six o’clock, the current month, our radial day to three o’clock, and the day of the week at nine. A bosom style moon face with a beautiful golden moon and golden stars sits amidst a blue moon phase disc capping the dial just below the double index at 12.

It is a sequential coordinated perpetual calendar, meaning that the watch is set like a conventional date watch, simply by adjusting the date to match the day. As you adjust the date, the day advances, as you adjust the date and the day, the month advances, likewise the moon advances in sync, such that you cannot create a day that doesn’t exist on the calendar. Thus, using the single point of adjustment, the pusher at eight o’clock, every function of the calendar moves in sync mechanically programmed out to the year 2100.

Now, the watch features an automatic winding and ultra thin caliper 8681 designed and fabricated, regulated and cased entirely at the – manufacturer. It features 46 jewels and 336 parts, automatic winding with a 38 power reserve. It features a robust free sprung balance architecture with a double laser welded hair spring, so that it can take and hold in the face of bumps and disruptions on the wrist, a very precise regulation.

Unidirectional winding, more efficient than bidirectional is employed in tandem with un-lubricated high efficiency ceramic rotor bearings. A technology that Jaeger-LeCoultre helped to develop. A skeletonized golden winding mast features the Jaeger-LeCoultre horizontally opposed JL logo skeletonized such that it will not block the view of the movement as it moves, and blazen with linear Cote de Geneve the same textured linear Cote de Geneve featured across the bridges of the movement.

Across the base plate, a tight and even prolage with beautifully heat blued screws oxidized to that color in a kiln. Along with the silver bridges, the golden wheels and winding rotor and the violet pivot jewels, the watch has a handsome chromatic display as charming as the architecture of the hand assembled movement itself and a hallmark [inaudible 00:04:39] in watch marking an open barrel poking out from under its bridge.

The watch also features hacking or stop seconds when you pull the crown for more precise setting of the time. You can see this and the entire Jaeger LeCoultre collection of premium time pieces on our website https://goo.gl/GGMFCH.

Comments

Tom Hung says:

My favorite!

motogpboy says:

Perhaps the best value in higher end watchmaking. JLC truly is the watchmaker’s watch.

filmpje101 says:

Definitely high on my short list

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