When talking about a , Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, certain things are naturally assumed- the watch is certainly a high complication watch, mind-boggling, innovative designs, world-class craftsmanship that redefines the world of high-horology yet again. With Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin collection, the Swiss luxury brand is creating a historic moment of sorts by bringing together a moon phase and a tourbillon together for the very first time. Now that’s saying something as Maison’s long history of incredible watchmaking goes way back to the year 1833. The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is also special owing to the addition of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature peripheral ‘jumping’ date. Looking back in time, the very first tourbillon was created at the dawn of the 19th Century and became long forgotten over the passage of time, only to be rediscovered in 1948. The tourbillon touched new horizons in the horology world with the first spherical, dual-axis tourbillon in 2004. For the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s engineers capitalized on the 978 movement to develop the new Calibre 983. The watch displays the age of the moon and its phases in both hemispheres, and 983 offers a power reserve of 45 hours.
Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is all about debuting new features, a part of which is a case made of Le Grand Rose gold. The new pink gold alloy is a new addition and was introduced this year, rendering a remarkable sheen and depth of color, resistant to change and fade over time. An eggshell-white dial provides a restrained backdrop that places all the emphasis on the moon phase display and tourbillon and several red key details that increase legibility and attach a dash of color. The lower half of the dial is dominated by the tourbillon featuring a newly designed bridge in pink gold nestled in the titanium tourbillon cage. Like all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon carries an eight-year warranty in addition to the 1,000 Hours Control certification.