25 years prior, the exceptionally good manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre advanced not with another complication or another material, however by actualizing the “1000 Hours Control” methodology, an in-house certificate comprising a progression of revolutionary tests to guarantee that the watches are solid and exact. As an accolade 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 principally, it is a plan (who needs to wear a severely planned watch anyway…) This is where Jaeger-LeCoultre wins big with the new Master Control Collection. Set forth plainly, these 3 watches simply look incredibly 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 resounds with the current vintage pattern, without falling into the snare of replicating past models.
The Master Control Collection incorporates the magnificence 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 kind of dial was very famous among Swiss makes 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 generally 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 region, roundabout brushed silvered hour ring, matte/opaline white zone on the outskirts of the dial. This two-tone conspire is connected to the essential transmitting markers for the hours and Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 (contingent upon the watches, some are not printed for intelligibility reasons). Be that as it may, this highly vintage style is blended in with current contacts, beginning with splendid blue accents, on the tracks and hands. Additionally, the hands are in a traditional needle style, however they are skeletonized for a lighter look. Besides, all the hands are blued steel, coordinating the accents of the dial.
In terms of case and materials, Jaeger-LeCoultre has picked effortlessness and tastefulness. The cases are made in treated steel, with cleaned bezels and level surfaces, while the casebands are brushed, for more differentiation and an upgraded easygoing look. On the 3 watches, thickness and distances across are completely 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 dim blue crocodile lash, with steel pin clasp – and it will unquestionably 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 easiest: 3 hands, a date window – some will think that its unessential, we think it has its utility and it doesn’t ruin the plan. Not fundamental, but rather fundamental. This adaptation is sensibly little (39mm), slender (8.5mm) and adjusted. What’s more, the straightforwardness of the showcase permits for the delight in the sector-dial. On the wrist… amazingly comfortable, light, circumspect 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 vital and then some, as guaranteed by the “1000 Hours Control”. The completing, with a strong rose gold rotor and decent adornment all through is lovely. Value insightful, 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, JLC comes with a seriously engaging offer, both outwardly and value savvy. 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 adoration with chronicled pieces. To be sure, if sector dials are in vogue, the combination with a chronograph work becomes considerably more alluring. You got it, the new Master Chronograph is extraordinary. As far as style, the joining of the chrono into this two-tone dial is a triumph, primarily on the grounds that JLC has chosen to go for a more traditional and more vintage-situated two-register show (rather than the standard 3-counter chronograph in the Master collection). In any case, shockingly, the watch doesn’t include a little second sub-dial any longer however a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter. No show, a 3-register show would have been disappointing.
The joining of the tachymeter scale is completely positioned in the matte/opaline periphery of the dial. The two counters are enormous and reasonably separated, evidence that in-house can be gainful. Surely, inside the 40mm case is the type 751G, a programmed, coordinated chronograph development with segment haggle power hold of 65 hours (2 barrels, 4Hz recurrence, 235 sections, with “1000 Hours Control” accreditation). The development, regardless of whether very much enlivened, will stay taken cover behind a shut back. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Sector Dial is estimated 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 amazing from the start, 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 areas, addressing constantly zones. A crown set at 10 o’clock looking into the issue makes changing the marker of this subsequent time region straightforwardness itself. Such a streamlined and pragmatic world-time watch. While this sort 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 basics, eliminating the hand-showed date and force hold marker, which are ordinarily 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, pleasant enhancement, 4Hz recurrence, 43 hours power save), 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 valued at EUR 10,800).
More insights regarding this new collection on www.jaeger-lecoultre.com (with online boutique).