Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin 34 mm, steel, black dial. Some pictures of a marvel.

Dec 12, 2015,00:36 AM

With the platinum case blue dial, this steel black dial from the late 90ies is my favorite. 

The black dial gives a charming presence to this dressy and discrete watch, whose case is 34 mm big and 5, 75 mm high. 

Of course, since, we saw thinner models from JLC, like the MUT 39 Jubilé and its 4, 05 mm very thin case, or even better, the MUT 38 Enamel Skeleton from this year, which is much thinner, with a remarkable 3, 6 mm!

Still, this black dialed version of the first modern ultra thin watch is captivating. 

Character, presence, elegance and discretion, this watch is pure alchemy. 




Without forgetting the back side, something we would love to see more often in the current horological production: 

Cal 849, only 1, 85 mm high! 


When fine horology doesn't require you sell your house... 


This message has been edited by amanico on 2015-12-12 00:40:23

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It is really a marvel...

 By: Chrisparet : December 12th, 2015-01:22
thanks a lot for sharing. I just have a question : 34 mm seems quite small ? Best Christian

Absolutely! [nt]

 By: amanico : December 12th, 2015-01:46

Stunning watches that don't require us to sell our house or body parts

 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : December 12th, 2015-02:19
Many JLC offerings qualify for that statement Nico. That is why since I got my first JLC, this brand has stayed as my top 3 fav brands since Cheers Robin

Very well said !.. Black stealth like but still elegant, quiet but with strong, cool & characterful presence !.. Love the MUT case also.. :))

 By: hs111 : December 12th, 2015-02:43
.. you phrased it perfectly: A perfect example of LGM\'s discrete alchemy !.. I do like that !! Those pieces have a timeless & captivating spell ! Thx for this Saturday-share ! My very Best, hs

This or the silver dialed sister

 By: KMII : December 12th, 2015-04:31
Are bound to join my watch collection one day. They are just so wonderfully elegant and well judged in all respects! Thanks for sharing it

I adore this 1999 Master Black Ultra Thin, however...

 By: watchme : December 12th, 2015-07:12
the 2000/2001 Manufacturer's Book of Timepieces says (on page 192) that the case is 4.2mm. Did something change on the watch, or how JLC measured it? -Dean

If they said it.. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2015-10:57

Amanico, The Watch Is Absolutely...

 By: elliot55 : December 12th, 2015-07:25
.... Beautiful. Classy. And understated. There is no other brand in the world that brings this high end horology at such great value. Thank you once again for sharing your passion with us. You have made me a disciple and I wouldn't have it any other way. ... 

The Pleasure And...

 By: elliot55 : December 12th, 2015-08:30
... Honor are all mine. Looking forward to our next visit, dear friend. - Scott

Mutual. [nt]

 By: amanico : December 12th, 2015-08:34

The crown housing...speechless [nt]

 By: watchthatman : December 12th, 2015-11:19

Among other things... [nt]

 By: amanico : December 12th, 2015-14:14

;) [nt]

 By: watchthatman : December 12th, 2015-14:19

Stunning version of my favourite sized Ultra thin

 By: jml_watches : December 12th, 2015-12:26
I really must get one Cheers JML

To develop this subject a bit further

 By: eklektik : December 16th, 2015-12:28
Hello all, Few points/questions to develop this lovely model: 1/ To complete the story on the model, does anybody have got any information on the white gold cased + grey dialed model? I\'ve seen it here and there, but never here 2/ Something that surprise... 

Some informations.

 By: amanico : December 16th, 2015-14:22
As for the codification, if I remember well, you first start with the model, then you have the material of the case, then the material of the strap or bracelet, and you end with the dial color OR random number. The MUT models were steel, white gold, plati... 

Pleasure. [nt]

 By: amanico : December 16th, 2015-23:25

Happy New Year!

 By: Cardio : December 31st, 2015-07:41
Etienne, Here's one photo I just took--and which I also took the liberty of winding it forward 30 minutes or so to midnight--to wish all a Happy New Year! I came late to this thread, which I thoroughly enjoyed because I also like this model very much. The...  

Now that is a rare bird, Cardio. Bravo. Yes...

 By: amanico : December 31st, 2015-08:35
Ruthenium dials were mostly associated with platinum case, from JLC. First we had a series of Pt Cases / Blue Dials, then Pt Cases / Ruthenium dials. Always a pleasure to see this one! Best, Nicolas

Nice one Cardio, thanks for sharing. Your watch looks very nice.

 By: eklektik : December 31st, 2015-10:01
Now you mentioned it, I remember ruthenium dials. Did your model come with see through back? The two special material combination. (White gold and ruthenium) must indeed have boosted the price up! That must be why they are more rare. If you have additiona... 


 By: Cardio : December 31st, 2015-23:08
Dear Etienne, A very good first day of the new year to you! Yes, my watch comes with a display case back, which was one of the major triggers on my part for this purchase...If it had a closed-caseback I would have moved on to something else. I attach here...  

Thanks for the nice additional shots!

 By: eklektik : January 1st, 2016-06:14
And best wishes to you for 2016. May it be a great MUT year! Feel free to post a picture of the one you\'re after. All the best, Etienne

"When fine horology doesn't require you sell your house

 By: Horologically_minded : December 25th, 2015-02:14
Yes yes yes! The 3-6-9-12 dial is just icing on the cake!

How old can be the diamond version

 By: basarab : June 9th, 2021-15:28
For a couple of years I bought a 145.8.79.S … the diamant version. It was intended as men model although my daughter may use it with pride. Of course, the real diamond is the caliber 849 inside. She understands less about it though, so is good to have som...  


 By: Ping.Timeout : June 11th, 2021-08:35
A true classic in my opinion