Jaeger-LeCoultre updates an icon
In 2020, Jaeger‑LeCoultre unveils a subtle refresh of one its most enduring and iconic collections, the Master Control series. Designed for the urban sophisticate, Jaeger‑LeCoultre’s designers have harnessed and modernised the Maison’s classical design codes to create a refined yet entirely contemporary aesthetic. Combining modern versatility with exceptional reliability, these new models are sure to impress even the most discerning connoisseur.
It is our pleasure to present to you here two new models joining the 2020 collection, which are available now from Watches of Switzerland Australia. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar, read on for a detailed breakdown on what makes these pieces so special.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER CONTROL CALENDAR
An icon in modern watchmaking, the Master Control Calendar draws design inspiration from the original Jaeger-LeCoultre triple calendar watches with moonphase display of the 1950s. In the upper part of its dial, two discreet apertures indicate the day on the left and the month on the right. At 6 o’clock, the moon phase appears in a delicate staging surrounded by its small second timer. On this silver gray decor, Arabic numerals, rhodium-plated hour-markers, and Dauphine hands stand out clearly around the dial.
This model also introduces a clever mechanical twist in the form of a new jumping date complication. To ensure the wearer’s view of the beautifully executed moon phase display is never obscured, the central, red-tipped indicator instantaneously leaps between the 15th and 16th day of the month. The new generation, in-house Calibre 866 also benefits from a series of other upgrades, including the use of silicon parts. It too now delivers a 70-hour power reserve and is visible through a sapphire glass case back. As with the Master Control Date, this model is worn on a new, tan-coloured Novonappa® calf leather strap and benefits from a Presto Spring lug attachment and a simple clip for removing and refitting the deployant buckle.