Since its facelift in 2013, the Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual has showed up in different appearances, including the smooth dark dial rendition we saw in 2016. In any case, I think there is consistent understanding that the 2019 white gold rendition with its blue enamel guilloché dial wins without a doubt. Delivered as a feature of a limited edition trilogy, including the Master Ultra-Thin Moon Enamel and Tourbillon models, the new individuals from the Master-Thin Enamel family got everyone’s attention. The watch we will be looking at today comes with a reexamined development and show and demonstrates the periods of the Moon in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Realigning the QP functions
Like its archetype, the instance of the new Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual actually quantifies 39mm however is created in glimmering white gold and has a somewhat thicker profile of 10.44mm (earlier 9.2mm, mostly because of the new dial). However, that is probably to the extent the likenesses go. With the progressions made to the QP module on top of the renowned type 868, the game plan of the perpetual schedule signs has changed fundamentally, turned around the dial by 180°. The Moon stage pointer is presently at 6 o’clock (more rich on the off chance that you ask us), the year and months at 12 o’clock, the times of the week at 3 o’clock, and the date at 9 o’clock. Four sub-dials contain all the relevant data and carry a satisfying evenness to the dial.
The just capacity that has kept up its past position is the cautious “safety adjustment” marker found simply over the hub of the focal hands (when red, you shouldn’t change the date with the quickset capacity, otherwise the development will be harmed). Important how the needle-thin hour and moment hands include a little rectangular entry point at their base to try not to obstruct the perspective on the security indicator.
Depicted against a 12 PM blue sky studded with stars, the silver Moon shows its present stage in the Northern side of the equator. To discover what the Moon is up to in the Southern half of the globe, you need to counsel the silver counter engraved with the numbers 0 – 29.5 on the correct side, and on the contrary side images of the coming and going of the Moon. The hand for this counter has two hints, one focuses to the mathematical age of the Moon on the right, while the second tip of the hand focuses to the periods of the Moon in the Southern Hemisphere. To praise its limited edition status, the hour markers have been revised and are longer and more refined to mirror the intriguing surface of the dial.
An uncommon dial
Blue dials may have soaked the market of late, however it is difficult to take your eyes off the totally extraordinary water dark blue tone and entrancing surface of this dial. What makes it so difficult to pinpoint the shade of the dial is the manner in which it plays with the light, transforming from a practically metallic, electric blue to a hazier, more 12 PM tone of blue. With its own personal Métiers Rares (Rare Handcrafts) office on location, Jaeger-LeCoultre can deliver probably the most remarkable high quality dials (think back to those stunning smaller than usual artworks on the Reverso ). The dial of the Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Enamel combines the craft of a hand-guilloché design scratched on the metal, which thus is covered with a clear blue enamel coating.
The metal base highlights a hyper-rich creased design that tightens towards the focal point of the dial. The combination of the virus white gold and the beams of metallic blue light that fan out across the dial creates an entrancing impact and is likely quite possibly the most rich combinations I have found in quite a while. To feature the perpetual schedule data, the sub-dials highlight a somewhat hazier blue round casing with an alternate style of guillochage (minuscule pyramids) in their insides, aside from the Moon stage pointer that is outlined by a silver ring and is settled behind a similar creased foundation as the dial.
The new arrangement of the QP signs on the dial reacts to the update performed on the JLC type 868, a programmed twisting development with a perpetual schedule, presently known as type 868A/2. The force save has additionally gone through a liberal update and now offers 72 hours of independence on a solitary barrel and beats at 28,800vph. The sapphire gem caseback uncovers the attractive Geneva stripes on the scaffolds, the inclined and cleaned edges, the blued screws, the perlage (round graining) on the primary plate and the openworked rose gold rotor with the brand’s logo. The white gold packaging ring is engraved with the words Limited Edition and the relating number of the watch out of the absolute creation of 100 watches.
One of my number one watches of the SIHH 2019, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Enamel is an attractive minister of what the Grande Maison is equipped for delivering, on both specialized and esthetic missions. Maybe the “ultra” modifier could be dispensed with from the name of the watch since it isn’t actually a ultra-thin watch. The white gold case and staggering blue guilloché and enamel dial are a brilliant combination, and the revamp of the QP capacities on the dial loans this watch a satisfying feeling of symmetry.
Price and availability
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Enamel (ref. Q13035E1) comes with a coordinating blue gator lash, a DIY exchangeable tie framework and a white gold collapsing clasp. A limited edition of 100 pieces, the Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Enamel retails for EUR 55,500. Discover more about this watch at www.jaeger-lecoultre.com .