Thin Watches---Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin 41
Hours and minutes, dauphine hands running across an eggshell-whitened or sunburst silver-well developed dial. It is an extremely reliable automatic movement. These couples of words seem to sum everything up, but they're just the beginning, for that Master Ultra Thin brings together a tireless mission for that absolute as well as for infinity.
In 1953, the Grande Maison presented the Calibre 803 which, at 1.64 mm thick, heralded the age of ultra-thin wrist watches. 10 years later, it had been changed by Calibre 838 which was 1.85 mm thick - meaning barely two tenths of the millimeter extra space to accommodate a surprise-absorbing system that enhanced its robustness. For at Jaeger-LeCoultre, no task is accomplished towards the hindrance of reliability.
In 1976, the automatic movement bearing number 900 was the first inside a type of contemporary ultra-thin calibres having a balance oscillating in a frequency of 28,800 oscillations each hour, a brand new date-indication function, along with a thickness of just 3.25 millimeters. Its descendants include Calibre 898C, the version that now forces the Master Ultra Thin 41.
When minimalism becomes the guiding philosophy, each gesture and every stroke becomes vitally significant. The smallest discrepancy or even the littlest imperfection can lead to a task being shelved. The look of the Master Ultra Thin 41 thus naturally inspires a hushed silence, in contemplation of absolute wholesomeness embodied within this thing of beauty. Both in versions, one out of steel having a sunburst silver-well developed dial and polished rhodium-plated hour-markers, and yet another by having an eggshell-whitened dial and 4N gold-plated applied hour-markers, the Master Ultra Thin 41 brings together an ideal mixture of strength and restraint.
One of the dauphine-type hands suggests the hours, and yet another towards the minutes. The operating mode of the automatic movement is discreetly indicated around the lower part of the dial. At 12 o’clock, the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo design features the association of two names evoking the complementary values of two visionary minds: that of the Parisian businessman which of the entrepreneur within the Jura mountain tops who had been always keen to defend myself against probably the most daring challenges.
Just 3.30 mm thick, automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898C has a 43-hour power reserve. It's fitted in the 41 mm-diameter case calculating an incredibly slender 7.48 mm. It is an aspiration watch, an idealised watch. Sobriety elevated for a talent, supported by enormous technical achievements and also the pinnacle of aesthetic refinement. In 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces a quintessentially timeless creation named Master Ultra Thin 41.