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New: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in Pink Gold

by Peter Chong on March 7, 2019
Overview
Brand

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in pink gold

Complication / Type of Watch

Ultra thin movement
Self winding tourbillon in a pink gold case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre extends the Master collection for Men with a new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon watch in pink gold.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon

Following in the lineage of the earliest Ultra Thin models, this piece revels in those same pure shapes: the roundness of its case; the strong presence of its hour-markers; the Dauphine hands; the finishes of its Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 978G, visible on the back of the watch; and last but not least, the endless ballet of the Tourbillon and its moving titanium carriage.

Against the eggshell-coloured dial of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon watch, its new, larger hour-markers with their gilded, honed silhouette are more eye-catching and easier to read than ever. They taper off at 6 o’clock and disappear altogether to make room for the Tourbillon to display itself, with its new gold bridge.

10.77 millimetres – that’s how fine the new case is on the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon, yet it can accommodate the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 978G. This self-winding mechanical movement benefits from a 45-hour power reserve.

Its Tourbillon draws the eye through a wide aperture at 6 o’clock, captivating the gaze with the play of full and empty spaces among its gear cogs. This is the very heartbeat of the watch, made visible in a perfect rhythmic movement, which gives watchmaking precision an aerial lightness that never fails to fascinate.

On the back of the watch, the new main plate of its automatic movement can be seen, decorated with a sunray finish.

The JLC Caliber 978, seen here in the white gold movement of the Master Ultra Thin Enamel Dial Tourbillon, also released in SIHH this year.

The pink gold version of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon offers perfect equilibrium, a balance that can be enjoyed both rationally and emotionally. Irreproachable rigour – expressed in the supreme linearity of its hands and hour-markers – is a foil for the complex, intricate tangle of components that make up the Tourbillon. Its utterly sober pink gold case and eggshell dial are balanced by the generosity of a brown alligator leather strap. Proof that technical stringency can go hand in hand with creative audacity. Master watchmakers, artists and craftsmen at the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux have abided by this golden rule since the Grande Maison’s beginnings.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Specifications

Dimensions: 40 mm

Thickness: 10.77 mm

Calibre: 978G – Self-winding

Case: Pink gold

Water resistance: 5 bar

Functions: Hours/Minutes, Tourbillon (with seconds display)

Power reserve: 45 hours

Dial: Eggshell, gilded appliqué hour-markers, dauphine hands

Case-back: Open

Reference: Q1682410

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