Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilée Platinum 39. A forgotten star?

Jul 12, 2018,13:35 PM
 

In 2013, Jaeger-Lecoultre unveiled a spectacular watch, the Master Ultra Thin Jubilée in a 39 mm platinum case, whose thinness was remarkable with a height of only 4, 05 mm, which is 0, 15 mm thinner than the Master Ultra Thin 34. 


How can it be spectacular? 

If I show you these 2 pictures, you will tell me that it is understated, hyper sober, austere, for some of us, serious... But spectacular? 


The case back is not spectacular, as well. It has the good taste to not show the movement, the Cal 849, which is totally lost in such a " big " case. 


But now, if I show you this picture...



Now we can say it is spectacular. 

This profile is just breathtaking. 

And the density of the platinum gives some pleasant consistence to the case. 

To me, this " MUT 39 Jubilée " is one of the stars of our modern times. Surprisingly, we don't often discuss it. Forgotten? 

Best,

Nicolas


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I have to admit nowadays people seem to be more attracted to big and heavy watches...

 
 By: Watch_kha_wen : July 12th, 2018-14:12
Which is a shame in my opinion but also a generation thing I appears. My dad always told me that a sophisticated watch is a small and thin one - also more complicated to make I guess. Having a small wrist myself I have a huge preference for smaller and th... 

I went for the reverso tribute at the end.

 
 By: Watch_kha_wen : July 12th, 2018-15:02
Not as thin as 4 mm but still thin and small enough compared to other names. Kev

Forgotten for sure

 
 By: Alex25 : July 12th, 2018-14:16
I think the problem is not with the model that is gorgeous but with the brand. Unfortunately JLC fails to score hype points. The same picture remains with duometers and their other magnificent watches. As for 1907... One of the problems is that the moveme... 

Great watch & brings back many memories and has been a safe queen for a while now ..pictorial for you

 
 By: Horology75 : July 12th, 2018-14:39
When i got it First outing with the Mrs & the UT Yes I dropped it on the marble floor And back on the wrist ...  

Gracias Senor! [nt]

 
 By: Walter : July 12th, 2018-15:40

Nicely described. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 13th, 2018-03:27

Lots to like with the ultra thin series

 
 By: jml_watches : July 12th, 2018-23:55
As others have said - thinness is a complication too. Of the series I have a particular liking for the 34mm. Probably most to do with when I first got to appreciate JLC. Cheers JML

Don't understand, that JLC neglects calibre 849

 
 By: HaWei : July 13th, 2018-04:58
I absolutely dont't understand why JLC neglects the marvelous calibre 849. In the product range of JLC on their website you justfind one watch (!) anymore with a squelette-version of caliber 849. For me this is nearly a shame, because JLC has been a speci... 

Yes it is a delicious watch!

 
 By: eklektik : July 13th, 2018-09:19
What a lovely profile! I think the MUT34 with its see-through back is more interesting as the movement is really an important part of the watch! You have to like under-the-radar watches and technical achievement to really appreciate this piece. I do Thank... 

And I am lucky to have a see-through back version! :)

 
 By: eklektik : July 13th, 2018-11:08
The platinium is an even more refined version, which makes sense seen the exclusivity and the material. Would you get one Nico? Best, É.

Thank-you, Nico, for reminding us of this reference!

 
 By: Petr : July 13th, 2018-10:10
It is indeed a very special design, of course from the purely technical point-of-view (new solution of the case, caseback fitted at the lugs), and because of its special aesthetics: - not only the unique profile, also - sharply cut curves and edges of the...