25 years prior, the exceptionally good manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre advanced not with another complication or another material, however by executing the “1000 Hours Control” methodology, an in-house affirmation comprising a progression of extremist tests to guarantee that the watches are solid and exact. As a recognition for this anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre has made a whole new collection of Master Control models, with dazzling sector dials. Today on Monochrome, we investigate these 3 watches: the Master Chronograph, the Master Geographic and the Master Control Date (and simply stand by till you see the prices…)
The look of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection
A watch is a development, a family, a name however for the most part, it is a plan (who needs to wear a seriously planned watch anyway…) This is where Jaeger-LeCoultre wins big with the new Master Control Collection. Set forth plainly, these 3 watches simply look amazingly cool. That is all! That’s the simple part. Presently, let’s see why they are so engaging. With this new collection, JLC has accomplished something rather troublesome: making a design that reverberates with the current vintage pattern, without falling into the snare of replicating past models.
The Master Control Collection incorporates the excellence of vintage plan with various modern contacts, in an exceptionally adjusted way. The “object of the crime” here (which we will see remains a sensible wrongdoing for your wallet) is the sector dial. This sort of dial was incredibly mainstream among Swiss produces during the 1930s and 1940s, especially for watches planned for military and logical use. A sector dial alludes to the presence of various “sectors” and is typically portrayed by a two-tone shading plan (commonly silver and white, with matte and brushed completions), just as emanating markers for the hours. Numerous brands utilized such dials and some have appeared recently at sell off, accomplishing crazy costs – so-to-say, sector dials are hot these days.
In the instance of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection, we find precisely this sort of sector style: matte/opaline white focal zone, roundabout brushed silvered hour ring, matte/opaline white zone on the outskirts of the dial. This two-tone conspire is connected to the important emanating markers for the hours and Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 (contingent upon the watches, some are not printed for readability reasons). In any case, this highly vintage style is blended in with present day contacts, beginning with brilliant blue accents, on the tracks and hands. Additionally, the hands are in a traditional needle style, yet they are skeletonized for a lighter look. Moreover, all the hands are blued steel, coordinating the accents of the dial.
In terms of case and materials, Jaeger-LeCoultre has picked straightforwardness and polish. The cases are made in hardened steel, with cleaned bezels and level surfaces, while the casebands are brushed, for more differentiation and an improved easygoing look. On the 3 watches, thickness and measurements are totally controlled, so the Master Control Collection remains balanced and doesn’t lose the vintage allure of its dials. To complement the look, every one of the 3 come on a dull blue gator tie, with steel pin clasp – and it will positively look great on any sort of vintage-like cowhide strap…
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date Sector Dial
First in the new Master Control Collection is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date Sector Dial, presumably the most engaging of the 3 forms, other than being the least complex: 3 hands, a date window – some will think that its unimportant, we think it has its utility and it doesn’t ruin the plan. Not fundamental, but rather fundamental. This rendition is sensibly little (39mm), slender (8.5mm) and adjusted. Furthermore, the straightforwardness of the presentation permits for the happiness regarding the sector-dial. On the wrist… amazingly comfortable, light, attentive but with enough presence.
Inside the steel case and behind a sapphire gem is the type 899/1, the new age of programmed developments presented as of late by JLC. Just 3.3mm thick, it permits the watch to be proportional. With 219 sections altogether, a 4Hz recurrence and a 38h force hold, it offers the important and then some, as ensured by the “1000 Hours Control”. The completing, with a strong rose gold rotor and decent adornment all through is lovely. Value savvy, this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date Sector Dial is offered for EUR 5,900, which makes it the passage level proposal for the Master collection – the standard Master Control Date in steel is estimated at EUR 6,400, regardless of whether including a collapsing catch. Generally speaking, JLC comes with a seriously engaging offer, both outwardly and value astute. Hard to resist.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Sector Dial
The second watch of the new Master Control collection, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Sector Dial, will satisfy a few authorities in affection with verifiable pieces. Without a doubt, if sector dials are popular, the combination with a chronograph work becomes much more attractive. You got it, the new Master Chronograph is extraordinary. Regarding style, the mix of the chrono into this two-tone dial is a triumph, chiefly in light of the fact that JLC has chosen to go for a more traditional and more vintage-arranged two-register show (rather than the typical 3-counter chronograph in the Master collection). Notwithstanding, shockingly, the watch doesn’t highlight a little second sub-dial any longer yet a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter. No show, a 3-register show would have been disappointing.
The coordination of the tachymeter scale is totally positioned in the matte/opaline periphery of the dial. The two counters are enormous and appropriately separated, verification that in-house can be gainful. In fact, inside the 40mm case is the type 751G, a programmed, incorporated chronograph development with segment haggle power hold of 65 hours (2 barrels, 4Hz recurrence, 235 sections, with “1000 Hours Control” affirmation). The development, regardless of whether very much enhanced, will stay taken cover behind a shut back. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Sector Dial is evaluated at EUR 8,300, to be compared to the EUR 9,000 needed for the norm, non-sector dial and 3-register form .
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic Sector Dial
The last watch in this collection may be somewhat astonishing from the outset, anyway it depends on a symbol, the Master Geographic. This watch provides travellers with a novel method of perusing the subsequent time region. The gap in the lower part of the dial shows the names of 24 world urban communities, addressing constantly zones. A crown set at 10 o’clock looking into the issue makes changing the pointer of this subsequent time region effortlessness itself. Such a streamlined and reasonable world-time watch. While this kind of show is not much, the combination with the sector style of the dial stays lovely. It’s clean and not over-burden with indications.
Indeed, along these lines as the chronograph, JLC chose to keep things straightforward here and to zero in just on the fundamentals, eliminating the hand-demonstrated date and force hold marker, which are typically positioned on the upper portion of the dial. The base development stays as before as other Geographic models, the in-house calibre 939B/1 (programmed, strong gold rotor, decent beautification, 4Hz recurrence, 43 hours power hold), with “1000 Hours Control” certification.
As with the remainder of the collection, this new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Sector Dial is offered at a more sensible cost – EUR 9,800 (while the past steel Geographic is estimated at EUR 10,800).
More insights regarding this new collection on www.jaeger-lecoultre.com (with online boutique).