Jaeger Lecoultre new Master Control Line: Some close ups of the dials.

May 01, 2020,00:04 AM

I posted an article on the new Master Control line, last week. today I suggest we have a closer look on the dials. 

I had the idea to isolate the dials and to focus on them, to show the sunburst finish and some other details. 

Indeed, when you look at the pictures I posted last week, you don't see these details very well. As well on the Masthead photo of this post.

Let's start with the Master Control Date. 

Here you see the brushed Dauphine Hands, contrasting with the polished applied 12, or the long and slim applied triangle indices. You can also notice the more centered 12 and 6. AND, last but not least, the sunburst dial.

Same observation for the Master Control Calendar, with some extra details, such as the 31 of the date in red, the JL logo shaped date pointer, the delicious new moon phase, and the circular finish of the moon phase sub dial.

Without forgetting the date which jumps from the 15th to the 16th!

Of course the Master Control Géographique borrows the same elements of design, but adds the new 3 / 9 / 12 applied hour markers, the long triangle indices which " spouse " the convex minute markers, the redesigned power reserve and half blue night and day indicator, and the reshaped cities window.

And last but not least, the new star of the collection, the Master Chronograph Calendar, with its superb balanced dial. A detail which may have escaped to you, the circular decoration of the pulsometer ring. 

The small touches of red and blue give some pleasant life to this dial. 

I really appreciate the work made by Jaeger Lecoultre on these dials.No doubt that they will age quite well. 



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Well, this new line up is what JLC does best. Let‘s hope it‘s just as good on the wrist.

 By: nafetS : May 1st, 2020-00:36
I have to say that I was quite disappointed by their Polaris line up. While the idea was good and I liked the first pictures, I‘ve been disappointed by the execution. It felt less well made than their usual releases, like being made with cost cutting and ... 

Again, a great watch, maybe just a bit sober. I think there are more and more

 By: Reuven Malter : May 1st, 2020-01:26
Fancy but timeless dial colors on the market - like the forrest green from GO or the new Omega AT green, that would be too much here, but they could still do a little bit more. I could very well think of a blue dial like the JLC Mut with power reserve alr... 

A dark dialled chrono would be top

 By: VinnieD : May 1st, 2020-02:36
Thanks for the "deep dive" into these wonderful dials. Looks like JLC keeps doing their dual finish on the hands: here half brushed, half polished. This should improve legibility of silver hands on silver dial.

If you look closely at the hands

 By: VinnieD : May 1st, 2020-05:45
I believe they use two different finishing for each facet, like they used to on the black dialled Masters from the early 00s

you can spot it here

 By: VinnieD : May 1st, 2020-06:58
I believe they used a brushed vs. polished on the new hands Below, powdered vs. polished: credit: bosshunting ...  

Probably not. My Master Memovox has dauphine hands that are vey clearly brushed on one facet, and polished on the other.

 By: Modernahab : May 1st, 2020-15:07
It goes a long way toward making the hands more legible against the silver sunburst dial. Oh, and great attention to detail on JLC's part, as well!

I see. Thanks! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 2nd, 2020-14:56

Thanks, Massi. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 1st, 2020-22:29

I think more of a greater backside... to bring back the great maison to the lower end.

 By: Pour le Mérite : May 1st, 2020-02:03
Besides that a cream white dial for the Calendar could be nice.

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : May 2nd, 2020-04:52

If JLC does do a black dial do you think it will SS or precious metal?....

 By: dkaleal : May 2nd, 2020-15:36
This chrono calendar has got me really intrigued i can't wait until I can go to my AD and check one out! -D-