Introducing The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar
When mulling over the long history of Jaeger-LeCoultre and its gigantic production in the Swiss Jura, it’s hard to think about a complication or specialized accomplishment that it hasn’t just accomplished. There’s a motivation behind why the company passes by the sobriquet the Grande Maison. So I was shocked this evening to open up an email with the very lovely watch beneath and to find in the connected public statement the explanation that its combination of a chronograph with a triple calendar with moon stage addresses a first for JLC.
This new complete calendar chronograph is the feature demonstration of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s recently patched up Master Control line, an assortment which itself returns just to 1992. However, you wouldn’t imagine that by taking a gander at it. The Master Control is a calm yet alluring and elegantly proportioned line of regular watches with looks that skirt on the immortal. Jaeger-LeCoultre has unpretentiously refreshed the instances of the line, drawing on its extraordinary round watch plans of the center piece of the only remaining century, like the Futurematic, PowerMatic, and Memovox models. Master Control takes its name from Jaeger’s 1,000-Hours Control Certification, and was the primary watch assortment to go through this thorough testing – of the development, yet of the cased-up watch.
Across the board, Jaeger has likewise overhauled the developments in its Master Control line, adding such alluring current highlights as an escapement with silicon parts for tribology and upgraded barrels for expanded force reserve.
Of course, for the new Master Control Chronograph Calendar, the creation of another combination of showcases likewise required the creation of another development. The type being referred to is the JLC 759, a very attractive type with Geneva waves, blued screws, and a gold rotor bearing Jaeger’s “JL” theme. It’s noticeable through a sapphire gem caseback. The chronograph work is combined well with the calendar, and I’m very dazzled with the plan of the watch from the dial side. Its bi-compax show appears as though it will be a breeze to peruse alongside the calendar capacities at six and 12 o’clock. The chronograph scale is graduated for throbs to empower the estimation of pulses. This is a segment wheel chronograph with vertical clutch.
Two variants of this watch are being made, tempered steel and rose gold, the last form produced using what Jaeger-LeCoultre alludes to as “Le Grande Rose gold.” While the specific composition of the new restrictive valuable metal compound isn’t being delivered, it incorporates palladium, used to settle the gold and keep it from oxidizing and blurring over time.
What quickly strikes me about this rendition of the Master Control, with its matching of chronograph with calendar shows, is the amicability of the plan. It truly looks to me as though this watch might have hailed from the 1950s or mid ’60s. Obviously, that would have been actually unthinkable for the time, basically in view of the presence of the programmed chronograph. The silver hands on silver sunray completed dials with differentiating blued hands for the chronograph have a cool and contemporary look about them. As far as I might be concerned, they signal that this watch is of the advanced era.
A part of individuals consider Jaeger-LeCoultre being “the watchmaker’s image,” and that mantle is however much theirs as it might have been in 1992 or before. Be that as it may, I believe it’s likewise imperative to give JLC their due from a plan angle. This is a delightful wristwatch that offers a ton of usefulness in a very wearable bundle. Also, at $14,500 for the tempered steel adaptation, a considerable amount of significant worth too.
Model: Master Control Chronograph Calendar
Reference Number: Q4138420, steel; Q4132520, Le Grand Rose gold
Case Material: Stainless steel or Le Grande Rose gold
Dial Color: Silver sunray finish
Water Resistance: 5 bar
Strap/Bracelet: Novonappa calf or alligator
Caliber: JLC 759
Functions: Hours, minutes, running little seconds, chronograph, day, date, month, moon phase
Power Reserve: 65 hours
Evaluating & Availability
Price: Steel, $14,500; Le Grand Rose gold, $26,000
Limited Edition: No
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