With the SIHH 2019 just a month away, brands are pre-delivering chosen models to spark our interest. Among them is Jaeger-LeCoultre, which has disclosed a wonderful new form of one of its works of art. Meet the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Moon Enamel, a grandstand for the imaginative artworks of the Grande Maison.
This year Jaeger-LeCoultre praises the Art of Precision – which, in the brand’s own words, goes far past chronometry and encompasses fastidious meticulousness and a persistent journey for flawlessness. For its Pre-SIHH 2019 dispatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre commences with the Master Ultra-Thin Moon Enamel, the principal watch of an arrangement that will come full circle with a Grande Complication, another Hybris Mechanica that we are looking forward to presenting soon on MONOCHROME – yet that will not occur before the SIHH itself, in mid-January.
The Master Ultra-Thin Moon Enamel is a 100-piece restricted version watch that embodies precise craftsmanship and prudent tastefulness. It is tasteful in its own particular manner, with a hint of creativity. The feature of the model is, without question, its amazing dial transmitting supreme elaborate immaculateness. It includes a hand guilloché sunray design with straight lines followed from the focal point of the dial. A blue, clear enamel layer is then applied on its surface to present a serious profundity and gloss to the engraved motif.
The dial is made in-house and is a demonstration of the mastery Jaeger-LeCoultre has accomplished in conventional artworks (or métiers rares). It is made of a few sections that are then amassed together and welded to make the last dial. Normally, this adds complexity as the counter or mainplate of the dial are autonomously adorned with hand-guilloché and their motifs have to coordinate each other consummately. The external part outlining the dial is made independently as well. The date ring outlining the moon stage sign is carefully engraved. The applied hour markers (another careful assembling step) are somewhat thinner and more stretched than for the ordinary Jaeger-LeCoultre Master models.
The white gold case is 39mm in distance across and a smidgen thicker than the standard Master Ultra-Thin Moon (10.04mm versus 9.9mm, chiefly because of the new dial). It houses a refreshed development, the Jaeger-LeCoultre type 925/2. Working at 28,800 vibrations each hour, this programmed development offers a 70-hour power hold – an incredible improvement compared to the previous type 925/1 found in other Master Ultra-Thin Moon watches , which offered 43 hours of force reserve.
This development shows the hours, minutes and seconds on the focal hub, just as two other signs, the date and the moon stages, both showing up in the sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Turning the watch over, the show caseback permits a perspective on the development got done with Geneva stripes, perlage and blued screws.
A dark gator leather tie adds the last little detail. The retail cost has not been affirmed at this point by Jaeger-LeCoultre. For more data, kindly visit www.jaeger-lecoultre.com .