It is a well acknowledged fact that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin collection signifies the brand's unique ability to unite technical innovation with enduring beauty. Keeping this philosophy in mind, the Maison reveals the all new Master Ultra Thin uniting a moonphase display with a tourbillon. Interesting, right?
It is also the first time in the long history of Jaeger-LeCoultre that a timepiece featuring a moonphase and a tourbillon have come together. Additionally the watch also houses the brand's signature peripheral 'jumping date'. The watch is available in a 41mm case made of Le Grand Rose gold which is a new pink gold alloy that offers remarkable sheen and depth of colour and is highly resistant to fading over time. Complementing this shade is the presence of an eggshell-white dial that acts as the perfect backdrop for the moonphase display and tourbillon. Adding the extra oomph is the Dauphine hands and the elongated arrow-shaped golden indexes. A dash of red on several key details not just increases legibility but also adds a discreet touch of colour.
Living on the upper half of the dial is the moon phases of the Northern Hemisphere displayed in the traditional way with a polished golden disc set against the backdrop of a deep blue sky scattered with stars. Surrounding this is a ring with applied Southern Hemisphere moon phases on the left and the Age of the Moon on the right, each indicated by a double-ended hand. The lower half of the dial on the other hand houses the tourbillon with a newly designed bridge in polished pink gold.
Powering the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is the all new automatic Calibre 983 which was capitalised on the award-winning 978 movement which was introduced in 2009 for the Master Tourbillon timepiece. Apart from the tourbillon complication, the new Calibre 983 features a moonphase and a 'jumping' date complication. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz), the new Calibre 983 offers a power reserve of 45 hours.
Like all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon carries an eight-year warranty in addition to the 1,000 Hours Control certification – one of the watch industry’s most stringent testing protocols.