Watches and Wonders 2022: A review on the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Control Date and Master Control Calendar Blue Dials.

Jun 27, 2022,08:38 AM

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Completely agree re the dial text

 By: Esharp : June 27th, 2022-09:03
It’s the equivalent of writing “AUTOMATIC GEARBOX” all over the rear of your car. Completely unnecessary, a little bit in poor taste, frankly: the self-confident wearer has no need to state how his watch is wound. I can almost forgive the explanation of t... 

I like automatic watches to say that they are automatic.

 By: mkvc : June 27th, 2022-14:00
Exception: Patek, which (a) uses few enough basic movements that you can tell from the hand layout and (b) has a tradition of not putting the wording on the dial. I also think it usually looks good and balances the dial. For most watches, it's consistent ... 

To each his own :)

 By: Esharp : June 27th, 2022-17:20
But for me, less is more. I like the simplicity of the dial without telling me how it winds, how many feet underwater it can go, if it’s a certified this or that, etc. And if it balances the dial then surely non-automatic watches should say HAND WOUND? Bu... 

My belief is that manufacturers spend very little time on graphic design elements like text...

 By: mdg : June 27th, 2022-14:28
...In this case, I think 'Automatique' is placed on the date version for balance.


 By: Ping.Timeout : June 28th, 2022-09:55

Merci, Louise.

 By: amanico : June 27th, 2022-20:25


 By: Ping.Timeout : June 28th, 2022-01:18