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Last year, we saw the release of the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph and Deep Sea Auto Chronograph
This year’s releases include two versions of a larger 44mm Deep Sea Chronograph (the Vintage is 40.5mm, the Auto is 42mm), with a case in Cermet, a ceramic alloy that makes the watch exceptionally light, while being more shock resistant and less prone to scratching.
The Boutique version of the watch (not shown here) has a patina’d look to the hands and indices, while this is the standard production model
The circular window below the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo turns half red/half white while the chronograph is running, fully red when it is stopped, and fully white when returned to zero.
Working from the dial inferences of the Reverso Tribute to 1931 model in WG (which shares this same rectangular sub-seconds subdial we see for this year a new Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface
Over 1mm thinner than the previous Duo, with new dial design elements, this is a stunning piece offered in pink gold
…as well as in stainless steel
With second time zone featured on the reverse side, this watch features two robust calibers running in opposite directions.
Notice also how the case pusher (for second time zone) is now rounded so it better integrates into the case.
The 200-piece boutique-only edition of the Duoface features a rich blue dial that must be seen in person. The reverse face is in white and the case is also in stainless steel. The watch comes with both a crocodile and a Casa Fagliano strap.
With the simplest purity, we find the new Master Ultra Thin 41
…as in 41mm Ultra Thin automatic
A face-lifted Master Calendar, the biggest selling model in the Master Control line
Sharing the same movement as the Tourbillon that won which won the first “International Chronometry Competition” in 2009, here is the new Master Dualtime Tourbillon
Which jumps from the 15th to 16th of the month so the view of the tourbillon is never obscured.
Setting the record for longest model name is the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique a Quantieme Perpetuel Jubilee
In honor of the 180th Anniversary of Jaeger-LeCoultre, we see the Jubilee celebrated in this Limited Edition of 180 pieces.
And for the live pics!
The rotor carries the image of the 1889 Gold Medal won by the brand in Paris
One of my favorites from the entire show, the Ladies Rendez-Vous Celestial, with rotating celestial sky, and personal “rendez-vous” alarm
With new caliber 809
37.5mm, White Gold
And one of the most exciting releases in years…the world’s thinnest manual wind wristwatch in terms of overall height – the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee
A Limited Edition of 880 pieces, 39mm case, in Extra White Platinum. Price anticipated at around 13500 Euros, but your retailer or JLC Boutique will confirm. The movement is only 1.85mm thin!
Also assembled in the Grande Complications department, due to the difficulty in the task. This Ultra Thin is rated to 50mm water resistance, which necessitated the solid caseback, as the parts are so thin. In fact you’re looking at a knife edge case, which is misleading because the bezel mates directly with the caseback. In other words, there is no case!
And finally, the newest edition to the Gyrotourbillon line, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3, a flying tourbillon with a single-pusher, chronograph digital minute counter
Which can be purchased as a 3-watch Jubilee set
Which comes with a uniquely designed deployment with slider, in order to gain that perfect fit on the wrist
With Jaeger-LeCoultre logo on the clasp
The dial has two distinct axis planes, with the vertical line drawing the timekeeping and tourbillon points of center slightly to the right of middle
Truly a breathtaking masterpiece!
Hope you enjoyed these, and a big thank you to everyone at Jaeger-LeCoultre for providing the novelties and the information to go with them!