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2 improved pictures of the Jaeger Lecoultre Master 8 Days Perpetual Calendar Skeleton.

 
 By: amanico : September 14th, 2018-09:39
Bigger size picture, cleaned, reworked... This watch is a marvel. 

I saw it at the SIHH, in 2007, which was a terrific year for the Manufacture, as Jaeger Lecoultre unveiled the Master Compressor Extreme Lab One, the Duometre à Chronographe, another version of the Amvox II, the DBS, and, last but not least... The Gyrotourbillon 2, among other watches... 

It was love at third sight, as love at first sight was for or with the Duometre à Chronographe and the Extreme Lab One. I knew I will have the Duometre, that was clear to me, and I worked on the idea to get the 8 Days Perpetual Skeleton. Which happened in September 2009. 




I have something for the Perpetual Skeletons: I am totally in love with the Royal Oak PC Skeleton, for example. But this Jaeger Lecoutlre was, in my heart, a bit above, because of its 8 Days movement, which is a plus for a perpetual calendar, as it allows you to wind it only once each 8 or 9 days. 

Some will say that it is not the most legible perpetual calendar, and I agree on that point. But since we admire time more than we read it... 

It is one of these watches I regret having let it go... I never found a perpetual calendar which enchanted me more than this one... 

Best,

Nicolas






Great watch and great movement my friend. The numbers may be too much and too outsourced. [nt]

 
 By: Walter2 : September 14th, 2018-10:50
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Outsourced and too much? LE of 100 pieces, if it is what you were thinking about. But there was also a rose gold version which came one year after... In another Limited Edition of 175 pieces. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 14th, 2018-10:53
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I am sorry, my english is poor, i was talking from the four numbers 12-3-6-9 on the rehaut. i think they are too much. The dial is full enough. [nt]

 
 By: Walter2 : September 14th, 2018-11:03
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Ah, ok, now I understand. Well, they are floating on the dial... It is quite spectacular. Gracias, amigo. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 14th, 2018-11:23
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I totally agree on the 8 day movement putting this one over the top.

 
 By: M4 : September 14th, 2018-12:11

I wish I could see it one day in the flesh.

Nice photos.

M4

Even better in the flesh, as it is often the case... Thanks, M4. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 14th, 2018-13:24
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Brilliant.

 
 By: Adamska : September 14th, 2018-12:49
Those were I think the best years for JLC thus far, totally enamored with most of what they introduced back then. Thank you for the supreme images, cheers, Filip

As I said, 2007 was an exceptional year. The best, from my point of view. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 14th, 2018-13:24
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thanks for these beautiful pics

 
 By: foversta : September 14th, 2018-13:35
it is a really appealing piece. The complication doesn't speak to me, it is the reason why I prefer the MR with a similar style

Thanks

Fx

You have a point. Such z strong point that this is the reason why I let it go. Too close to my Master Minute Repeater in titanium. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 14th, 2018-13:43
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That movement it's quite a show, front and back view.

 
 By: VMM : September 15th, 2018-11:40
I remember it was not easy to read at all, but who cared? 

Thanks for sharing these nice pics. 


Best, 



Vte 

Absolutely. Who cares! Gracias, Vicente. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 15th, 2018-11:48
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