Jaeger-LeCoultre -  Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon Q1692410

Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon Q1692410

The Master Ultra Thin collection by Jaeger-LeCoultre is enriched by another prestigious model that combines a tourbillon with a moon stage complication. Furthermore, the new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon features a peripheral ‘jumping’ date that significantly contributes to the distinctive look of the timepiece. A master in the creation of sophisticated tourbillon mechanisms (simply think to its Sphérotourbillon , Tourbillon Cylindrique or Gyrotourbillon ), Jaeger-LeCoultre built up the upgraded self-winding Caliber 983 starting from the Caliber 978 introduced in 2009 and winner of the International Chronometry Prize organized by the Horological Museum of Le Locle, Switzerland.  This caliber has been Jaeger-LeCoultre pillar tourbillon development ever since, and received a comprehensive update in 2019 featuring new very good quality finishes.  Beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and guaranteeing a power reserve of 45 hours, the new Caliber 983 is housed in a 41.5 mm x 12.10 round case crafted from a special pink gold composite that the brands calls Le Grand Rose gold and that is characterized by a particular sheen and profundity of color while likewise offering enhanced resistance to blurring over time.  The completely cleaned case features prolonged drags with a thin bezel that leaves space to the eggshell-white dial where the state of the Dauphine hands is echoed by the arrow-state of the applied brilliant lists. Touches of red improves readability and vitalize the dial. Set in the upper portion of the dial, the triple moon stage indicator shows the Northern Hemisphere moon stages in the traditional manner, utilizing a cleaned brilliant plate surrounded by a dark blue sky scattered with stars. This is encircled by a ring which shows the Southern Hemisphere moon stages on the left and the Age of the Moon on the right, each indicated by a twofold finished hand. Weighing simply 0.3 grams with its components, the titanium tourbillon cage is secured by a cleaned pink gold bridge and completes one revolution every 60 seconds. All together not to obstruct the tourbillon, the red-tipped date hand takes a 90-degree leap toward rapidly coast from the 15th to the 16th of each month. The completions of the development – including the Côtes de Genève decoration, the sunray pattern of the stripes on the primary plate, the blued screws and the chamfered bridges – can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal of the caseback. The oscillating weight, crafted from a solitary block of pink gold and bearing the ‘anchor’ theme which is likewise the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo, is cut out to reveal more components of the development as it rotates. Water resistant to 5 bar (approximately 50 meters/165 feet) and delivered with an eight-year warranty notwithstanding the 1,000 Hours Control certification, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon ref. Q1692410 has an indicative price of Euro 89,500 (including VAT)/US$ 88,500 (excluding deals charges). jaeger-lecoultre.com Suggested reading: – Jaeger-leCoultre creations