It is a well-acknowledged fact that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin collection signifies the brand’s unique ability to unite technical innovation with enduring beauty. Keeping this philosophy in mind, the maison has introduced an all-new model, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon, which unites a moon-phase display with a tourbillon. Interesting, right?
It is, in fact, the first time in the long history of Jaeger-LeCoultre that a moon-phase and a tourbillon have come together in a single timepiece. Additionally the watch also houses the brand’s signature peripheral “jumping date.” The watch is available in a 41-mm case made of “Le Grand Rose” gold, which is a new rose-gold alloy that offers remarkable sheen and depth of color and is highly resistant to fading over time. Complementing this shade is the presence of an eggshell-white dial that acts as the perfect backdrop for the moon-phase display and tourbillon. Adding the extra oomph are the Dauphine hands and the elongated, arrow-shaped golden indexes. A dash of red on several key details not only increases legibility but also adds a discreet touch of color.
Living on the upper half of the dial are the moon phases of the Northern Hemisphere, displayed in the traditional way with a polished golden disk set against the backdrop of a deep blue sky scattered with stars. Surrounding this is a ring with applied Southern Hemisphere moon phases on the left and the Age of the Moon on the right, each indicated by a double-ended hand. The lower half of the dial houses the tourbillon, with its newly designed bridge in polished rose gold.
Powering the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is the new automatic Caliber 983, which was capitalized on the award-winning 978 movement introduced in 2009 for the manufacture’s Master Tourbillon timepiece. Apart from that movement’s tourbillon complication, this version alos features the moon-phase and “jumping’ date” complication. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and offers a power reserve of 45 hours.
Like all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon carries an eight-year warranty in addition to the 1,000 Hours Control certification, one of the watch industry’s most stringent testing protocols.
A version of this article first appeared on our sister website, WatchTime India.