The year 2024 marks a significant milestone for the Master Ultra Thin collection from Jaeger-LeCoultre, as it welcomes a breathtaking new addition. This timepiece epitomizes sophisticated dress watches, showcasing the expertise and artistic craftsmanship of the Maison’s Metiers Rares atelier.
The highlight of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel is its blue dial, a canvas displaying exceptional craftsmanship. The sunray guilloché pattern, comprising 1,080 meticulously crafted lines, demonstrates the precision and dedication of the master guillocheur. This intricate pattern, achieved through multiple passes of a hand-operated rose engine lathe, radiates from the center to the dial’s edges. The date sub-dial also features a hand-guilloché circular pattern, offering a subtle yet distinct texture.
Grand Feu enamel, a hallmark of decorative watchmaking, brings the dial to life. Applied in successive layers and fired at high temperatures, each layer contributes to the dial’s deep, captivating blue hue. This specific shade, developed exclusively for this model, illustrates Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to creating unique and refined timepieces.
Below the dial’s surface, the tourbillon aperture and the laser-engraved seconds counter merge functionality with artistry. The tourbillon, secured by a mirror-polished pink gold bridge, not only enhances precision but also adds an element of visual intrigue, revealing the complexity of the watch’s mechanics.
The watch’s exterior complements its sophisticated dial. Encased in polished pink gold, it forms a striking contrast with the blue enamel, creating an aesthetic balance. The blue alligator leather strap, meticulously chosen to match the dial, is lined with small-scale alligator and completed with a pink gold folding clasp, ensuring elegance and comfort.
Finally, the movement powering the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel watch belongs to the latest generation of Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 978, offering a 45-hour power reserve.