Since its facelift in 2013, the Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual has showed up in different pretenses, including the smooth dark dial variant we saw in 2016. Notwithstanding, I think there is consistent understanding that the 2019 white gold form with its blue enamel guilloché dial wins easily. 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 captured everyone’s attention. The watch we will be seeing today comes with an amended 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 gauges 39mm yet is created in shining white gold and has a somewhat thicker profile of 10.44mm (once 9.2mm, chiefly because of the new dial). In any case, that is probably to the extent the similitudes 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 currently at 6 o’clock (more exquisite 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 appropriate data and carry a satisfying evenness to the dial.
The just capacity that has kept up its past position is the tactful “safety adjustment” marker found simply over the pivot of the focal hands (when red, you shouldn’t change the date with the quickset capacity, in any case the development will be harmed). Important how the needle-thin hour and moment hands highlight a little rectangular cut at their base to try not to obstruct the perspective on the wellbeing 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 fluctuating 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 commend its limited edition status, the hour markers have been improved and are longer and more refined to mirror the entrancing surface of the dial.
An remarkable dial
Blue dials may have soaked the market of late, however it is difficult to take your eyes off the totally remarkable 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 special Métiers Rares (Rare Handcrafts) office on location, Jaeger-LeCoultre can create the absolute most unprecedented high quality dials (think back to those astounding little works of art 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 thusly 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 delivers a hypnotizing impact and is likely perhaps the most exquisite combinations I have found in quite a while. To feature the perpetual schedule data, the sub-dials highlight a somewhat more obscure blue roundabout casing with an alternate style of guillochage (minuscule pyramids) in their insides, aside from the Moon stage marker 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 hold has additionally gone through a liberal overhaul 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 angled and cleaned edges, the blued screws, the perlage (roundabout graining) on the principle 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 comparing number of the watch out of the all out 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 diplomat of what the Grande Maison is equipped for creating, on both specialized and stylish 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 shocking blue guilloché and enamel dial are a brilliant combination, and the revision of the QP capacities on the dial loans this watch an exceptionally satisfying feeling of symmetry.
Price and availability
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Enamel (ref. Q13035E1) comes with a coordinating blue crocodile lash, a DIY tradable 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 .