Watches Wednesday: Jaeger-LeCoultre's new Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel For SIHH 2019
2 January 2019

Watches Wednesday: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel For SIHH 2019

Jaeger-LeCoultre will be debuting its new Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel as one of its novelties at the Salon  International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva 2 weeks from now. Featuring an extremely thin case, the highlight of this model is the art of the guillochage and enamelling: two of the Rare Handcrafts (Métiers Rares®) which have been kept alive and preserved at the Manufacture in the Valée de Joux. In fact, the Maison is one of the few Manufactures left in the world that offers such artistic techniques on its timepieces.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel SIHH 2019 Back Casing

The Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel features a new hand-guilloché blue enamel dial, hour-markers, polished moon, and engraved counter in its super thin white gold casing just 10.04 mm thick. Powered by the automatic mechanical movement with a 70-hour power reserve (Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 925),  this 39mm timepiece is an extension of the classic Master Ultra Thin family, a classic range that first made its debut more than 2 decades ago. What’s new, however, is the hour-markers, are now longer, and split into two at 12, 3, 76, and 9 o’clock with an aperture at 6 o’clock. The engraved polished moon phase provides the perfect backdrop for the juxtaposition of the date function.

A true work of art in itself, only 100 pieces of the Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel are made (marked on the back casing, shown above), making it a true collectible for all watch collectors and connoisseurs out there.


Images courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre