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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin 34: When Simplicity is a Challenge.

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amanico
The Master Ultra Thin lived a quite long life, with a bit more than a 10 years of production. It was, by all meanings, a discrete watch, by its general allure, with a 34 mm case, its 4, 20 mm height, the sobriety of its dial with no other thing than a minutes and hours hands, and; last but not least, its GREAT movement, the manual winding Cal 849, born in 1994, which qualifies as a very thin one, with a height of 1, 85 mm only. I summed in 4 lines all the interest of this watch. Though, it was fully appreciated .....Story

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What is, according to you, the most important or let's say interesting Jaeger Lecoultre watch from these last 18 years?

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amanico
While having a look at the current collection and the models which were made since year 2000, I was wondering which was the most important watch the ever made... The following ones are my selection: 2004: Master Gyrotourbillon One. Which, for me, is the first attempt in the high horology segment from and for Jaeger Lecoultre, in the wrist watch category, of course. At that time, there were almost no multi axis tourbillons, so we can say that Jaeger Lecoultre is one of the very first to launch such a concept...Story

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2018 Novelty: Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon.

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amanico
You like the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds and its awesome blue dial from this year's collection? Or were you more after the Grande Reverso Duo Blue from some years ago? But as you are very picky, maybe you also liked the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, but in a more affordable version? The new Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon unveiled a few days ago is for you, then. The case has some excellent ( from my point of view ) dimensions: 45, 5 x 27, 4 mm, and a reasonable thickness: 9, 15 mm. And good ... ...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Septantième 11th Anniversary.

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amanico
j Most probably one of my 5 favorite Reverso is this Septantième, along with the Reverso Tribute Duo from 2016, the Reverso Red from 2011, the Reverso Platinum Nr 2 and the Reverso Tourbillon Skeleton in platinum. When it was introduced in the catalog in 2002, unveiled in 2001 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jaeger Lecoultre's rectangular icon, it was a first: First Reverso in platinum with the XGT case, which was also available in rose gold, First Reverso to use 18 Kt white gold for its movement, 18 ... ...Story

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Box Play: Jaeger-LeCoultre reference E 109 and E 159

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We started to look into boxes for the Funky 70’s Memovox, but I thought it would be fun to take a detour and take a look at some 1940’s boxes… Let’s have a look at the reference E 109 (left) and the E 159 (right): Two watches sharing the same case, but with different movements inside. The E 109 sub-second, Calibre P469/A and the E 159 central second, Calibre P478. Yes, similar movements that are related to some more famous watches… The British W.W.W with the sub-second movement Calibre 479, central second, ... ...Story

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My Jaeger Lecoultre wish list in the post Lambert's era.

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amanico
Jerome Lambert left the Jaeger Lecoultre Manufacture in May 2013. Since his departure, there are some watches which were unveiled and which make me dream. Let's see which one, chronologically: 2014: The Duometre Quantième Lunaire White Gold Enamel. This one is a priority, just after another Duometre unveiled during Jerome Lambert's reign, the Unique Travel Time...Story

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Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater Titanium: Time to celebrate its 11th birthday.

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amanico
Unveiled in 2006, it took me 1 year and a half to find a solution to get it, which I achieved to do on the 31th of July 2007. A quick trip in Belgium, to pick it, and a total excitement since the first minute. I don't count the times I played with the minute repeater, the hours I spent admiring the details of the dial. Sometimes, I had to refrain, because the family and friends wondered why I spent so much time looking at the dial.....Story

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A Review on the Jaeger Lecoultre Hybris Artistica Mysterieuse for Men ( SIHH 2017 ).

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When I saw the Hybris Artistica Mystérieuses for ladies and men, at the Jaeger Lecoultre Booth during the 2017 SIHH, I couldn't handle it and take some pictures of these watches, so it was tough for me to write a review on these watches without having a closer look at them. During my visit at the Jaeger Lecoultre Booth, this year, I asked to see the " Mystérieuse " in the metal and the permission to take some pictures. Hybris Artistica... This name sounds magic, since the Manufacture unveiled the whole collection .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute to Ferdinand HODLER.

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amanico
In order to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of a famous Swiss Painter, Ferdinand HODLER this year, Jaeger Lecoultre decided to launch three different Reverso in white gold, in a limited edition of 8 pieces each, available in the Boutique of the Brand, only. The Manufacture gave the conception of these Reverso to the Rare Métiers workshop, as their purpose is not to house a complication, but to use some classic technics such as guilloché and enamel for both the recto and the verso dial. On the Recto dial, ... ...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT: The review of a Blast from a not so distant past.

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amanico
It was in 2007 when Jaeger Lecoultre decided to unveil their modern diving watch, the Master Compressor Diving GMT. Modern, it can be called so, as this watch was conform to the norms in that matter ( ISO 6425 ): - Protection against inadvertent rotation for the bezel. - Indication that the watch is running. - Water Resistance with a minimum of 100 meters...Story

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