Setting The New Standard: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s New Master Ultra-Thin Power Reserve

THM Desk
12 Jan 2024 |
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Jaeger-LeCoultre has long been revered among horology enthusiasts as the "Watchmaker's Watchmaker" for its mastery of complications and its ceaseless innovation. The Manufacture has now unveiled an exciting new iteration of its iconic Master Ultra Thin collection - the Master Ultra Thin Power Reserve. This sophisticated dress watch brilliantly combines Jaeger-LeCoultre's signature ultra-thin watchmaking with an extended 70-hour power reserve, wrapped in a subtly modernized case design. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre New Master Ultra-Thin Power Reserve on wrist

At the heart of this groundbreaking timepiece lies the all-new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 938. Jaeger-LeCoultre's expert watchmakers have fully re-engineered this automatic movement to deliver a remarkable 70-hour power reserve, a dramatic improvement over its predecessor. This was achieved without increasing the movement's 4.9mm thickness, thanks to a redesigned mainspring barrel, friction-reducing silicon components, and other technical enhancements.

Jaeger-LeCoultre New Master Ultra-Thin Power Reserve Assembly

This boost in power reserve ensures the watch can be left unworn throughout an entire weekend while still keeping perfect time come Monday morning. No more pesky rewinding or resetting before strapping it on for the workweek ahead.

Encasing the Calibre 938 is a sublimely restyled 39mm case. While retaining the collection's elegant proportions, Jaeger-LeCoultre has introduced slimmer, elongated lugs and refined case details that make it feel even more comfortable and modern on the wrist.

Jaeger-LeCoultre New Master Ultra-Thin Power Reserve Wristshot

The dial is where Jaeger-LeCoultre's creative talents truly shine. All the balanced symmetry and legibility of the outgoing model remain, but enlarged subdials provide greater prominence to the triple calendar displays - date, power reserve indicator, and small seconds. Elongated applied markers, a minute track with transferred dots, and the intricate finishing of the dauphine hands further enhance refinement and visual harmony. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre New Master Ultra-Thin Power Reserve Dial

The pièce de résistance is an absolutely stunning new gradient midnight blue sunray dial. Playing off the warm pink gold case, this rich dial shade creates a dramatically sophisticated color contrast. And for even more versatility, the watch comes paired with an interchangeable navy blue alligator strap with a matching pink gold buckle.

Jaeger-LeCoultre New Master Ultra-Thin Power Reserve Close-up

With an unparalleled blend of mechanical ingenuity and timeless elegance, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Power Reserve sets a new benchmark for ultra-thin dress watches. This sublime timepiece brilliantly embodies Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of Grand Complication watchmaking and its relentless strive for progress. For the discerning aesthete, it simply doesn't get better than this.