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Jaeger-LeCoultre to Debut Master Ultra-Thin Moon Enamel at SIHH 2019

By Paul Joseph

With the 2019 SIHH watch fair less than a month away, watch brands are jostling for position in an effort to place themselves centre stage.

The latest brand to preview their latest creations ahead of the prestigious event in Geneva is Jaeger-LeCoultre, who have revealed the Master Ultra-Thin Moon Enamel – the latest version of a much loved classic.

The new model highlights the ancient arts of guilloche and enamelling, two watchmaking handcrafts that have been kept alive for generations by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the Vallée de Joux valley of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland.

The combination of an ultra-thin case and an enamel dial makes for a fine dress watch, with the dial featuring a hand-guillochéd sunray pattern with straight lines that originate from the centre of the dial.

Finished in blue, the translucent enamel layer on the dial glistens and gives a sense of depth to the watch, enhanced by the engraved motif.

The watch’s movement is an upgraded version of the Caliber 925, previously seen in the Master Ultra Thin Moon Phase. However, notably, the power reserve of the calibre has been increased from 40 hours to 70.

The hours, minutes and seconds are indicated on the central axle by the movement, while the date and the moon phases appear on the sub-dial at 6 o’clock.

The caseback gives a view of the thin and elegant movement finished with Geneva stripes, perlage and blued screws. The watch is paired with a black alligator leather strap.

Only 100 units of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Moon Enamel will be available on sale with a price tag of $35,800 a piece.

By Paul Joseph