SIHH 2019: Some thoughts on the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Date.

Apr 24, 2019,09:55 AM
 

The Master Ultra Thin Date first came in the catalogue in 2014, in rose gold, then, in 2015, in steel. 





This watch had a 40 mm case, 7, 45 mm high. 

We also had the Champagne dial, unveiled in 2016. 


This year, Jaeger Lecoultre revisits this model. 

With a smaller case, first, which is now 39 mm, a tad thicker: 7, 8 mm. 

And with a redesigned dial, especially the indices, longer, and with a more subtle sunburst dial. 

It is available in steel,





And in rose gold. 



The movement is the same than the one which is housed in the former versions, the Cal 899, with a bit short power reserve of 38 hours and 28, 800 vibrations per hour. 


My feelings? Jaeger Lecoultre gave some extra elegance and refinement to this watch. I regret the mention " automatique " once again, which I find totally unnecessary, and the date, as most often... 

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts, 

Best,

Nicolas


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This is what makes picking out a JLC so difficult for me, they offer so many incredible models. I can go into any other AD and pick what I want in about 6 seconds.

 
 By: Thomas_3 : April 24th, 2019-11:01
IWC. Patek, Rolex, Breitling etc I know which I would get. Every time I think I've decided which JLC to get I change my mind, with limited funds I can't get them all. The MUT is definitely one of my choices. I may have as much trouble when it comes time t... 

My question is...

 
 By: proestak : April 24th, 2019-11:23
when JLC will update the movement with the new 70h power reserve? Best Yiannis

Next Sihh,or sooner? [nt]

 
 By: proestak : April 24th, 2019-11:29

A lot of people ask this question but what does it bring?

 
 By: eklektik : April 24th, 2019-11:35
I really like my 8 days, but anything lower and without a power reserve indicator does not present much interest. I see it as the last fashion more than anything. I wind up my MUT everyday as I know I have to and I am fine with that. Best, É.

Something like that?

 
 By: amanico : April 24th, 2019-13:51
...  

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : April 24th, 2019-22:59

with date - is this Nicos’ post ?!

 
 By: maverickmahesh : April 24th, 2019-12:22
in fact the MUT seconds sub-dial version st 38,5 mm - compelling version I guess ! Best, Mahesh.,

I like the frame around the date...

 
 By: watchme : April 25th, 2019-11:26
however I prefer the indices on my MUT Date 40mm. The 9 and 3 tips form a perfect circle when connected to the top of the date window and the bottom of the applied JL. A circle within a circle. It's subtle, but I measured it and it's truly sublime. -Dean