Once in a blue moon a wristwatch emerges that captures the furthest reaches of one’s imagination in full display. The impeccable genius of the design of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel is something that doesn’t come along every day. The brilliance and allure of this ultra-thin masterpiece call out for a much closer look and thorough examination of its fine details.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel
The case is a small 39mm in diameter in a round shaping with a 10.04mm thickness for a comfortable and light feeling on the wrist. The ultra-thin case is crafted of precious white gold material and is polished to a glowing mirror finish. The bezel features the same high-polished finish and is joined to the case in a unique an gently sloping style that leads into the inset matching thin rim of white gold that holds the sapphire crystal firmly in place as it serves as a protection for the delicate dial beneath. The case back is a screw down type that is left partially open to exhibit the intricate mechanics of the inner workings of the in-house movement that powers the Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel with accuracy.
The dial is a blue color with a navy hue that is solid throughout with the exception of the area just below the 12 o’ clock and about the 6 o’ clock positions where it appears to have a sunray or slight muted starburst effect which is contained to a small area. You have to look to see it but it’s just another of those fine details that lend the impression of slight texturing. The application of the brand below the 12 o’ clock spot is further enhanced by the variation in the pattern. The indexes are applied white gold upon the blue background of the brilliant enamel dial. We see the in-house metiers in the enamel and guilloche.
The movement is a caliber 925 in a version which has been upgraded since the time that it was used to power the Master Ultra Thin Moon Phase. It is important to note that the precise identification of the caliber is the 925/2 and it is an in-house innovation. The diameter of the movement is 26mm. It is an automatic winding type with 30 jewels. and it beats at a frequency of 4 Hz at 28,800 vph. The functions are the date, moon phase, hours, minutes and seconds and the power reserve is approximately 70 hours.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel, Reference number Q13635E1 fastens to the wrist with a genuine alligator leather strap. This watch is certified as water-resistant up to 50 meters. This stunning piece is the most recent release of JLC which is one of just a few high-end luxury watchmakers who observe the practice providing nearly every component at work within their watches in-house. The careful detail from the moon phase and gentle accentuations in the background of the dial to the case back that is so skillfully designed and engraved with the brand are examples of the care and forethought that have gone into the making of this watch.
Pricing and availability
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel is a lovely example of the brand’s expression of a classic with a little something extra thrown in. It’s just what JLC does. We’re told that as of now, that Jaeger-LeCoultre has plans to make the Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel available sometime in July of 2019. We’re also informed that this release date is subject to change, so if it arrives earlier or there is a delay, the disclaimer is firmly in place. If you want to be among the fortunate owners of this new luxury accessory, then you’ll need to act quickly upon its release for sale to the public. This watch is being produced in an extremely limited edition of just 100 pieces. The retail price of the watch is rumored to be set at $35,800.