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2015-07-22

Jaeger-LeCoultre @ Master Ultra Thin Squelette : A Close Encounter Between The Watchmaking Art & Rare Handcrafts


Jaeger-LeCoultre plays in this instance with the extremely reliable Calibre 849ASQ to nurture emotions. As if infiltrated into the heart of the labyrinth, the gaze wanders (and wonders) among the gear wheels. It traces its path along the hand-engraved bridges, finely chamfered in even the most apparently unattainable corners to which the artisan has nonetheless managed to give a special glow. The eye moves across a millimetre-accurate decor having called for extreme precision and dexterity, noting the fascinating light effects created by dedicated Haute Horlogerie finishes. 


Master ultra thin squelette: a close encounter between the watchmaking art and rare handcrafts. All around the movement, Haeger-LeCoultre has devised an elaborate stage-setting for the hours and minutes bearing its inimitable style signature. Harmony and clarity, both fundamental principles of the Grande Maison, are embedded in the genetic heritage of this new creation. The manufacture has treated the Master Ultra Thin Squlette to a dial divided into 12 zones, each delineated by hour-makers crafted in keeping with the noblest watching traditions. Reading the time thus becomes both easy and plesant. In the same way, the minute circle crowning the moving, revealed like a rare object, also demonstrates this ever-present concern for functionality. The  Rare Handcrafts (Metiers Rares) featured on both the front and back of the watch are the very essence of these models presented in four different interpretations. Each Master Ultra Thin Squelette watch represents perfectly thought-out, seamless integration of design, watchmaking artistry and exceptional expertise.