The indication of the moon phase is one of the most poetic of all watch displays, as it succeeds in portraying the eternal course of the mystical celestial body in miniature. Even though the moon unfolds its full radiance and unique magic in the dark night sky, a tiny depiction of Earth’s satellite can accompany us on our wrists during the daylight hours, as well.
One of the most beautiful contemporary moon-phase indications is offered by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon. This picture-perfect dress watch is now introduced in a pink gold case paired with a gradient midnight blue dial. An elegant combination that further highlights the timeless elegance and subtle beauty of this ultra-thin timepiece that is powered by the legendary Caliber 925.
Perfectly matching the pink gold case, the dial indications enhance the aesthetic harmony of the design and emphasize the beauty of the dial’s gradient color. The hours are marked by long, tapered triangles, which, like the ‘JL’ logo, are applied; their shape is echoed by the Dauphine hands; and the minutes are indicated by applied golden dots.
The moon phase display adds further detail and refinement, its subtly textured finishes contrasting with the shiny blue of the sunray dial and the mirror-polished moon disc. Displaying the date on a ring around the moon-phase aperture maintains aesthetic harmony and creates a visual anchor for the main complication.
At 39mm in diameter, the case is well-balanced and perfectly proportioned; combining a mix of polished and brushed surfaces, it maintains a strong visual presence on the wrist even with its slim profile of just 9.3mm.
Developed and produced entirely in-house, the new-generation Calibre 925 is a high-performing automatic movement that provides 70 hours of power reserve. An 18-carat pink gold oscillating weight and refined decoration and finishing are revealed in all their beauty through the transparent case back.
Pricing of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon is marked at $23,000.
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