A few weeks ago we spent some quality time with a few friends and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest Master Ultra Thin pieces, with eye-catching guilloché enamel dials. Well, before the watches were locked away for the evening in their display cases, we took the opportunity to get up close and personal with these beauties.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel
When Sandra first looked at the white gold JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon back at SIHH, she commented that its big trick was to transform a discreetly elegant design into a breathtaking showstopper. A few months on and that statement is, if anything, even truer. The lustre of this dial is next-level, and on its own it would be enough. For me, though, the contrast provided by the matt finish of the laser-etched date display around the moon phase display makes it. $55,500 AUD
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Enamel
If you need more complexity in your life than the moon can provide — how about the perpetual calendar version? An elegant 39mm across, this 10.44mm tall watch is packed with complication, classically displayed on the dial. Like all these three watches, the movement has been upgraded, with the power reserve here jumping from 38 to 70 hours. My favourite touch is the hobnail guilloché on the calendar sub-dials. $85,500 AUD
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Date Enamel
Normally we’d opt for no-date over date, but in this case the laser-engraved date counter adds some serious, and seriously pleasing, balance to the dial — especially when partnered with the logo and dial text which has been horizontally balanced. And while this tourbillon might be slender at 12.13mm thick, it still packs a visual punch. $137,000 AUD