Celebrating three decades of existence, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar has emerged in a captivating, contemporary incarnation. This timepiece exemplifies the fusion of chronograph and annual calendar functionalities, housed within an exquisite gold case adorned with a mesmerizing sunburst black dial, enhanced by lavish gilt and striking red accents.
Crafted from 18k rose gold, the watch’s base flaunts a harmonious 40mm diameter and a sleek 12.05mm thickness, complemented by sapphire glass and a distinguished fluted crown positioned at three o’clock, flanked by two square pushers and two discreet “hidden” ones seamlessly integrated into the case.
However, it is the resplendent dial that truly reveals Jaeger-LeCoultre’s masterful artistry in harmonizing a plethora of information on a single plane. Set against a refined black brushing background, three captivating sub-dials adorned with circular finishes grace the 3-6-9 o’clock positions, showcasing a 30-minute counter, a captivating calendar featuring a moonphase aperture, and an ever-constant running seconds display.
But the dial’s allure does not end there. A vibrant Pulsometer outer ring, adorned with a striking red scale meticulously matching the Arabic numeral markers at 12 o’clock on each sub-dial, gracefully encircles the timepiece. Further enchantment is found in the applied gold faceted hour markers and numerals, the eloquent dauphine minute and hour hands, and the central chronograph seconds hand. Lastly, the dial boasts the distinctive “JL” logo, delicately applied, followed by the brand lettering elegantly positioned just above the framed day-month window at 12 o’clock, adding a touch of finesse to this artistic marvel.
Delving into the heart of this horological marvel, the sapphire glass case back unveils the remarkable Caliber 759, orchestrating the symphony of time. This automatic movement, operating at an impressive 28,800 Vph, showcases the column wheel chronograph embellished with Geneva striping on its resplendent silver bridges and on the gold oscillating mass, exquisitely skeletonized with the brand’s iconic logo, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that defines Jaeger-LeCoultre’s craftsmanship. With a remarkable power reserve of up to 65 hours, this calibre ensures unfaltering precision and performance.
Completing this horological masterpiece is a sumptuous black alligator leather strap, artfully uniting the watch with a rose gold pin buckle. This seamless integration of form and function embodies the epitome of luxury and style, making the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar an irresistible addition to any discerning watch collector’s ensemble.
With its refined design, impeccable craftsmanship, and a wealth of intricate details, Jaeger-LeCoultre has once again transcended the boundaries of horological excellence, creating a timepiece that resonates with connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, standing as a testament to the brand’s enduring legacy.
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Model: Master Control Chronograph Calendar
Case Material: 18k Rose Gold
Case Dimensions: 40 mm Diameter, 12.05 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 50 Meters
Strap: Black alligator leather strap with a rose gold pin buckle
Calibre: Jaeger-LeCoultre 759
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, day, date, month, moonphase, chronograph
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 65 Hours
Price: USD 35,500
Limited Edition: No