VIDEO: A detailed tour of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 2020 releases with the CEO, Catherine Rénier VIDEO: A detailed tour of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 2020 releases with the CEO, Catherine Rénier

VIDEO: A detailed tour of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 2020 releases with the CEO, Catherine Rénier

Andrew McUtchen

There are certain experiences we have on a regular basis at Time+Tide that you may not be aware of, or have shared in any way. Yes, even you, hardcore fans. COVID-19 has made it possible for us to bring you in on it. It’s the presentation of the watches. The way we learn about them. And who we learn from.

The Master Control Chronograph Calendar Moonphase, by Anthony Do

For those outside the industry, it’s likely to be a trusted boutique manager, or favourite salespeople at your local AD. For us, it’s either the people that were behind the creation of the watches or the local brand managers that will soon be bringing them to Australia. But sometimes, on very special occasions, it’s the leader of the business that drove and briefed in the changes.

In this video, we are privileged to get a private tour of the collection with none other than the CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Catherine Rénier. The conversation that took place is a wonderful thing. It took in her vision for the business, and how central culture is to it. It veered into her favourite ever Jaeger-LeCoultre movie sighting, and lots of detail around the little nuances that make the 2020 Master Collection such a triumph.

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0:26 Wristcheck

1:49 The tour of the 2020 Collection begins

2:19 Master Grand Tradition Grande Complication Cal 945

4:46 Memovox Timer

5:15 Memovox Limited Edition

6:15 Memovox uses the new Master Control case

7:10 What was your vision for JLC culture as the CEO?

8:06 JLC watchmakers are all so enthusiastic!

9:39 Why was the Reverso the perfect watch for Batman?

10:20 What is Catherine’s favourite JLC movie appearance?

10:25 Benedict Cumberbatch

11:51 This is JLC’s best year in recent memory in Andrew’s opinion…

13:29 Improvements to the Master Control

13:45 The case, bezel and push buttons have all been reworked

14:05 The Master Control Chrono Calendar is unusual

16:33 It’s the first time JLC has combined these complications!

17:34 Tell us about the party trick of the Master Control Complete Cal…

20:25 There was no PR about this great trick?

22:25 Where is the magic in the new Master Control design?

23:11 The ergonomic engineering of the new case and lugs…

24:11 New Reverso One!

26:00 What was the first JLC you ever laid eyes on?

27:42 What other models and collections have you learned about?

30:58 What new coronavirus routines will you take forward?