New for 2019: Jaeger-LeCoultre adds an enamel guilloché to the popular Master Ultra Thin Moon collection. The new watch features the thin case with guillochage and enameling.
The Master Ultra Thin is built on JLC’s round shape and pure lines. Featuring an extremely thin case, this models highlights the arts of guillochage and enameling, two of the Rare Handcrafts (“Métiers Rares®”) which have been kept alive for generations at the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux. Jaeger-LeCoultre remains one of the few Manufactures offering gem-setting, engraving, guillochage and enameling at its workshops, artistic techniques that require delicate and subtle work, typically done by hand and with the assistance of machines, more often than not, over a hundred years old. This year, technical and artistic precision takes on a new dimension.
The guilloché enamel exteriors of this new Master Ultra Thin Enamel model features a deep, intense midnight blue which achieves perfect harmony with the case of this limited edition.
Issued in a limited series of 100 pieces, the new Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel, the watch is presented with the new hand-guilloché blue enamel dial, in combination with new hour-markers, a new polished moon, and a new engraved counter. Its extremely thin case in white gold (10.04 mm) conceals its engine, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 925, an automatic mechanical movement with a 70-hour power reserve
The elegance of the new Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel comes down to the assertive character of its guilloché blue enamel dial. This deep captivating blue brings to light the geometric motifs and the relief effect characteristic of guillochage, a traditional decorative technique more fashionable than ever. Enameling, this age-old expertise, was reinstated at the Manufacture in 1996. Executed completely by hand by a few artisans trained at the Manufacture, enameling requires extreme concentration, great patience and a very high level of meticulous attention.
The Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel features a new moon phase setting. When the moon is full, its perfectly round and polished white disk comes to rest on an exquisite stellar background.
In addition to the unmistakable presence of the polished moon phase, this limited edition of 100 pieces skillfully revisits the standards of the Master Ultra Thin, a line that has been a watchmaking classic for over 20 years. Connoisseurs will notice the new design of the hour-markers, which are longer and split into two at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. In an aperture at 6 o’clock, the counter that houses the polished moon phase has been engraved, a way of bringing out the numerals depicting the date. Visually, the effect is one that combines presence and discretion.
An emblematic piece that showcases the expertise of the Jaeger-LeCoultre master watchmakers, artists and artisans, who have ceaselessly reinvented mechanical precision, all while combining it with peerless artistic creativity.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel Technical Specifications
Dimensions: 39 mm
Thickness: 10.04 mm
Calibre: 925/2 – Automatic
Case: White gold Water resistance: 5 bar
Functions: Hour/Minute/Second, Date, Moon phase Power reserve: 70 h
Dial: Blue guilloche enamel
Case Back: Open Limitation: 100 pieces