We had not yet had the opportunity to talk about the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Geographic at the time of the Watches&Wonders but the promise stayed and today we take a look at what seems to us one of the most special among the Master Control collection.
I don’t know why, but dual time zone watches have something magical, like a rabbit hole that transports us to a distant place and it’s a very good vibe, at least for travel lovers and as you already noticed I belong to that one tribe.
Master Control Geographic was first introduced in the 1990s, but with few variations compared to this new release, starting with the name, it used to be “Geographique” instead of the actual Geograpic, the old French title gave way to an English name, the other changes are in dimensions, the previous 39mm in diameter increased to 40mm and the previous 12mm in thickness decreased to 10,8mm.
But what holds our eyes on this new Master Control Geographic? It is a very good-looking watch and besides of its many complications doesn’t show to be ostentatious. It’s come in a stainless steel case (Q4128420) or in their Le Grand Rose Gold (Q4122520) with a silver dial marked with Arabic numbers at 3-9-12 hour’s and triangular indices in the remaining hour’s positions, in the dial we can also find a day indicator in an upper-right sub-dial and in the opposite side a big power reserve indicator, a hometime sub-dial at 6 o’clock with a tiny day/night indicator at 9 o’clock and at the bottom a city disk indicating the second time zone set. This JLC model has two crowns, the principal one at 3 o’clock used to set the local time and the date and a second one at 10 o’clock position to define the second time zone for the city disk in an incredibly simple way.
Other specifications: 40mm of diameter, 10.8mm of thickness, 70h of power reserve, an in-house automatic movement Caliber 939, 50 meters of water resistance, a novonappa calf or alligator strap and a price of €12,500 (Q4128420).