Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel

Reference# Q13035E1
Manufacturer's retail price: $53,500
  • Details
  • Description
  • Limited Edition: 100 pieces
  • Case: 18-karat white gold
  • Size: 39mm
  • Movement: automatically-winding manufacture caliber 868A/2
  • Function: perpetual calendar, moon phase
  • Power Reserve: approximately 70 hours
  • Water Resistance: 50m
  • Dial: blue enamel guilloché
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Strap/Bracelet: alligator leather
  • Factory Warranty: eight years

With its four internal apertures that are the embodiment of watchmaking complications and a blue enamel guilloché motif, the new Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel asserts itself from the very first gaze. This ultra-thin piece has seen a reimagining of its famous Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 868, one of the most emblematic of the Grande Maison. Both inside and outside its case, this new interpretation has all the hallmarks of exclusivity, as can be seen by the number of pieces produced: only 100 for this limited edition.

New Perpetual Calendar: The new and original display of its perpetual calendar (day at 3 o’clock, date at 9 o’clock, month and year at 12 o’clock) simultaneously indicates the moon in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. In a starry sky that has been delicately polished, the moon phase is housed in a disk at 6 o’clock. Enhanced by a new design, including an engraved counter that immediately attracts the eyes, it sets itself in motion thanks to its different phases, waxing or waning. A perfect example of the mastery of Rare Handcrafts (“Métiers Rares®”), this symbolic complication provides the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel with an aura that connoisseurs are sure to appreciate.

The Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel watch sets itself apart with its refined and lengthened hour-markers. Their stretched-out silhouette elegantly blends in with the guilloché blue enamel dial. Completed by hand at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture, this artistic work enhances the functions on this model, where a concern for ergonomics is visible to the naked eye. The intense and luminous blue of the new and perfectly geometrical guilloché dial goes well with the deep blue of the matching alligator strap.

The Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel watch not only showcases the precision of its movement and complications, but also, and essentially, artisanal handcrafts. With the help of ancestral tools, some of which were produced on site at the Grande Maison, artisans use their hands to enamel, polish, refine, enhance and carry out guilloché work on dials, movements and complications, in accordance with age-old processes, solidifying Jaeger-LeCoultre’s reputation as an essential watchmaking manufacture. Since 1833, the art of precision so dear to Antoine LeCoultre has well and truly expanded beyond the borders of the Vallée de Joux and the Jura mountains in Switzerland.