Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 2020 Collection is their best in years
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Control collection has long been a benchmark for subtlety in the execution of style, with each movement, from simple three handers to chronograph calendars, being the definition of art meets mechanics. In 2020’s online edition of the Watches & Wonders fair, the Swiss maestros unveiled their updated collection, heightening their already lofty charm and value for money with contemporary touches.
Combing finely through that detail is phenom Sandra Lane, who called into our Watch Fair & Chill breakdown from her leafy lockdown in New Zealand to explain exactly why these timepieces are so deserving of our attention. The watch that dominates conversation is the Master Control Calendar, which packs in a tiny, but eminently rewarding party trick.
The action doesn’t stop there, though. The other star of the show is the new Reverso One, blasting onto the scene with its vivacious wine-red dial and strap, so potent it could smell of raspberries. With a case size emulating the original 1931 release of the women’s Reverso, the slimmer profile matched with vintage-indulgent Arabic numerals instantly equals the impact of the men’s red Reverso Tribute from last year’s collection.
So, if you’re desperate to see some hard-hitting analysis on the best La Grande Maison has to offer, but don’t have a spare 65 minutes for the full W&W 2020 showcase, make sure you don’t miss this Jaeger-LeCoultre special excerpt.