Introduced in 1992, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection has consistently been the exemplary model of the brand, with an attention on specialized meticulousness, accreditation and visual limitation. Its name comes from the way that it was the first of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s collections to profit by its spearheading ‘1000 Hours Control’ accreditation. In consistent advancement since its dispatch, today the Maison uncovers its four recommendations for 2020. Along these lines, let’s investigate the 2020 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection.
This new Master Control Collection must be viewed as an unpretentious advancement, a modernisation of the reach with an easygoing turn, as opposed to a complete upgrade. As large numbers of you know, its name comes from JLC’s own ‘1000 Hours Control’ affirmation, a progression of tests on the cased-up watch (not simply its development) to ensure its ideal execution and its accuracy. It is perhaps the most rigid testing conventions in the business today and each model in this new collection has passed the tests.
The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection is explained around four new references, separated simply by their complications. As to plan, the exemplary codes of the Master Control have been continued, including the commonplace combination of three-sided applied records, Arabic numerals and iridescent spots. The general state of the cases, accessible in steel or in JLC’s new compound, Le Grand Rose gold (better protection from erosion and to shading blurring), has additionally been held, at this point modernized. For example, while the 40mm measurement has been saved for every one of the four models, the bezel is additionally more slender, considering a more open dial and a slim look. The cases are done with a combination of brushed (casebands) and cleaned surfaces (bezel and top of the lugs).
All models include a sunray-brushed, gleaming white dial, brushed dauphine hands with a slender line of lume, iridescent specks and blued complements (hands or moon). The easygoing touch is given by new, less conventional lashes, made of Novonappa calf calfskin, shaded in tan. This delicate, matte-completed skin secures an unmistakable patina over the long run. The watches are outfitted with a Presto Spring haul connection and a basic clasp for eliminating and refitting the deployant buckle.
Technically talking, the 2020 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection likewise profits by mechanical updates, with a modified rendition of the in-house Calibre 899, the mainstay of the collection. Updates include a silicon escapement, an upgraded barrel and different energy-saving improvements. This outcomes in a force hold of 70 hours (versus 38h before).
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date
The first model in this 2020 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection is the exemplary Date model, with H-M-S in the middle and a date window at 6 o’clock. With its thickness just underneath 9mm, it makes for a rich, limited watch that feels marginally more present day and thin than the past rendition. The principle update concerns the development, as the Caliber 899 has been profoundly improved with new silicon escapement and beds, new oils and an upgraded barrel to accommodate a more grounded and longer fountainhead – with now 70h force hold. It ought to be estimated between EUR 6,500 and EUR 7,000 (to be confirmed).
Specs: 40mm x 8.78mm – hardened steel case – sapphire gem front and caseback – 50m water-safe – in-house, programmed Caliber 899 (new age) – 70h force hold, 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, seconds, date – Novonappa calf calfskin tie – reference Q4018420
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar
The second watch in this new Master Control collection is a record-breaking exemplary triple calendar with moon stage pointer. The showcase is exquisite and adjusted, repeating watches from the 1940s, with a fringe date, two windows at 12 for the work day and the month and a semi-round moon, in blue, at 6 o’clock with a little seconds inside. The case estimates 40mm in measurement and 10.95mm in tallness. Much the same as the development of the date model, its Caliber 866 has been updated with silicon parts and 70h force save. A mechanical contort has additionally been added; another hopping complication. Consistently, the date hand takes a 90-degree jump from the 15th to the 16th, all together not to cloud the moon stage show. It ought to be estimated at around EUR 10,000 in steel (to be confirmed).
Specs: 40mm x 10.95mm – treated steel or Le Grand Rose gold case – sapphire precious stone front and caseback – 50m water-safe – in-house, programmed Caliber 866 (new age) – 70h force save, 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, little seconds, triple calendar, moon stages – Novonappa calf cowhide lash – reference Q4148420 (steel) and Q4142520 (gold)
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Geographic
For its third model, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control collection takes on the brand’s signature “Geographic” multi-time-region show. Used in different collections, this high level traveller’s watch not just highlights the hour of a subsequent time region however incorporates a complete sub-dial with minutes and hours and with a 24-hour night/day pointer. In an angled opening at 6 o’clock, it shows the city name identifying with the zone. This gives voyagers the choice of setting the second time by area. At long last, it comes with date and force hold sub-dials for a complex design. The new-age Caliber 939 expands the force hold of the Master Control Geographic to 70 hours. It ought to be evaluated at roughly EUR 11,500 in steel (to be confirmed).
Specs: 40mm x 10.96mm – hardened steel or Le Grand Rose gold case – sapphire precious stone front and caseback – 50m water-safe – in-house, programmed Caliber 939 (new age) – 70h force hold, 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time-region, night-day pointer, city sign, power save – Novonappa calf cowhide tie – reference Q4128420 (steel) and Q4122520 (gold)
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar
Last yet not least, and likely the most appealing of the watches in this 2020 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control collection is a combination of a chronograph with a triple calendar and moon, controlled by a recently evolved development, the Caliber 759. It comes as a supplanting to the exemplary chronograph with date. This development, in light of the notable type 751, is a coordinated, programmed segment wheel chronograph with a vertical grasp, a moon stage marker, and a 65-hour power save. The dial of this Master Control Chronograph Calendar combines two exemplary sub-dials – little seconds and 30-minute counter – just as a date/moon at 6 o’clock and two gaps for the work day and the month. The dial is outlined by a pulsometer scale. This 40mm watch remains generally slender at 12mm and is accessible in steel or in gold. Cost not uncovered yet.
Specs: 40mm x 12.05mm – hardened steel or Le Grand Rose gold case – sapphire gem front and caseback – 50m water-safe – in-house, programmed Caliber 759 – 65h force hold, 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, little seconds, triple calendar with moon, chronograph with pulsometer – Novonappa calf cowhide lash – reference Q4138420 (steel) and Q4132520 (gold)
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