Two new watches to honnour 180 years of existance dedicated to the quest for excellence...

Since 1833, creation by Jaeger-LeCoultre have been laying milestones in the history of Fine Watchmaking. Born in the Vallée de Joux, these unique creations encapsulate the expertise of the men and women of the Manufacture, guided by the enduring quest for excellence, perpetual inventiveness, a willingness to question its fundamentals and a desire to rise to the wildest challenges. Each of the 400 patents and the 1,242 calibres bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre signature are a reminder of their passion for quality and innovation. The Jubilée “Hommage à Antoine LeCoultre” collection is inspired by 180 years of enthusiasm, obstinacy and precision. In a word, the creative force of Antoine LeCoultre.

The creation of this model is a dizzying feat that sets a connoisseur’s heart beating as fast as its mechanism. Inspired by its 19th century perpetual calendars, Jaeger-LeCoultre launches one of its finest complications within the Master Grande Tradition line: the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel. Dedicated to collectors and devotees of the watchmaking art, it pays tribute to Antoine LeCoultre and to the 180 years of the Manufacture by brilliantly rising to an authentic mechanical feat.

The latest creation from the Manufacture opts for a movement which single-handedly embodies a miniature watchmaking revolution: the new automatic winding mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 985, of which the tourbillon – equipped with a cylindrical balance-spring – puts on a spectacular watchmaking performance. In terms of aesthetics, the Master Grande Tradition Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel features the perfect balance between classicism, purity and relevance – a means of associating its historical origins with elegant modernity.

Its new extra-white platinum case pays tribute to the 19th century and draws inspiration from the style codes characterising pocket-watches. Its array of design details reflects these same codes: hour-markers, a traditional minute circle, and a silver-toned grained dial finish.

Over 180 years ago, Antoine LeCoultre imagined one of the finest watchmaking adventures ever. In tribute to its founding father, the Manufacture dedicates a collection of three watches to him including the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee, the world’s thinnest mechanical manually-wound watch. At 4.05 mm thick, it sets a new record for horological slenderness. Its perfect circle is matched by a pure design inspired by an ultra-thin 1907 pocket-watch. Through this new accomplishment, the founder’s creative approach to his profession is more vibrantly alive than ever. It is in this same spirit of boldness, excellence and perfection that the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee is now being introduced. Its refined design epitomises the absolute triumph of excellence.

Its “knife-shaped” ultra-thin case in extra-white platinum measuring 39 mm in diameter is the ultimate expression of a timeless minimalist philosophy. The hour-markers, the traditional minute circle and the grained silver-toned finish of its dial are inspired by the aesthetic of the

historical pocket-watches by Jaeger-LeCoultre, while radiating an admirable sense of elegance and clarity. At its heart beats mechanical manually-wound Calibre 849 measuring a mere 1.85 mm thick and which reflects the horological expertise of the Grande Maison in the field of extreme slenderness. A vibrant tribute to Antoine LeCoultre, the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee is the visible result of intangible principles combining respect for time-honoured know-how with an indomitable innovative force enabling Jaeger-LeCoultre to remain a major player in watchmaking history for the past 180 years.


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