(Model ref: Q1308470 – RRP £16,500.00 inc VAT)
Jaeger LeCoultre’s Perpetual Calendars are always mini masterpieces. The Master Collection specifically aims at a refined clientele who appreciate the workmanship and skill it requires to not create such movements but also do it in such a small space. Allowing for the fact this is an accurate perpetual calendar that understands leap years alongside the usual designation of month, day, date & moonphase, what is more remarkable is how thin this model is! Coming in at a total of 9.9mm when cased & 39mm in diameter with a slim bezel, the entire watch is designed to reflect the purity of the Ultra thin collection.
The calibre is based on Jaeger LeCoultre’s own calibre 868, a modular self winding perpetual calendar – note despite being ultra thin, this is an automatic watch and again, for a modular movement, essentially meaning the various complications are laid upon one another and then integrated, the entire movement is still under 5mm uncased. Quite frankly…incredible.
Ultimately, the watch still needs to be worn & read thus the legibility of such a complicated watch is vital. The day, date & month are indicated on slightly recessed tracks around each sub dial in stark white contrasting nicely to the black dial. The moonphase is an easily visible decorated blue disc with gold moon. A four diet year display is neatly tucked away near 8 o’clock.
THe black dial is cleverly finished so as to provide a matt effect when viewing head on allowing the various functions to be as clear as possible as catching a slight sunburst when hitting the light. The dial also has a very subtle dip as it hits the edge of the case, a subtle touch but one that further brings the dial to life. As the area viewed the most, and especially a black dial that can sometimes offer little to manipulate, the finishing and layout are beautifully done.
Please visit us in-store to few this stunning model amongst the other Jaeger LeCoultre Master ultra Thin models. New Cavendish Jewellers is an official retail partner for Jaeger LeCoultre. Inquire with us for more details.