Jaeger has again demonstrated that the heart of their time pieces is a consumer-oriented style with an edge as evidenced by the bespoke Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 model.
The visually simple, clean and cut watch doesn’t stand out with complex mechanisms or glistening gems, but its strength lies in the subtle elegance, utility and robust built instead. It is balanced and classy in its own unique way with discretion being its strong suit – something gentlemen will surely appreciate.
It comes in three versions – in rose gold with an Eggshell beige dial ( 16.200EUR), in rose gold with a slate dial (16.600EUR) and in stainless steel with a silver dial (8.350EUR). The newest addition includes a stainless steel case with a black sunburst dial – a darker and considerably more elegant model. The case features the signature Jaeger slim and bevelled lugs, slim bezel, large opening of the dial and a polished finish. The dimensions are adequate and permit for a firm comfortable fit around the wrist.
With a slightly domed dial, the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 is reminiscent of the 1960s vintage dress watches. The dial features 12 applied facetted indexes, a minute track and the logo of the brand – minimalistic and elegant. The sub-dial at 6 comprises the moon-phase indicator and the date. The dauphine hands are visible in every light condition thanks to the angle of finishing – one side is polished and the other is sandblasted.
The model boasts Jaeger’s signature in-house movement with a 925 calibre. 43 hours of power reserve when fully wound are guaranteed by the self-winding movement mechanism.
What’s most striking about this model is that it accompanied by a ‘Master Control 1000 Hours’ certification, meaning that every watch has been tried and tested on precision and reliability for 1,000 hours prior to being delivered to the client. The alligator leather strap with a double folding buckle provides a nice finish to the refined model that is the epitome of balance and subtle elegance.