Since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has expressed the art of precision watchmaking with more than 1,260 calibres and over 420 registered patents. 180 highly technical and artistic skills are testament to Jaeger LeCoultre’s original raison d’etre with precision instruments that they have since parlayed into superlative watchmaking. To wit, this new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in Pink Gold is emblematic of the art of precision thanks to the combination of purist aesthetics and the beating heart beneath, the calibre 978G.
If the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 978G, visible thanks to sapphire caseback sounds familiar, it’s because the technical movement was recipient of the Chronometrie 2009 International timing competition where even the more acclaimed of the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 came in second.
Recently seen powering the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel introduced at SIHH 2019 as a limited edition of 50 pieces, the latest Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in Pink Gold returns your attention to the masterful roundness of its case as characterised by the lineage of the earliest Ultra Thin models sans “distraction”.
In place of guilloche enamel, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in Pink Gold expresses the maison’s “art of precision” leitmotif with an eggshell hued dial punctuated with new, larger hour-markers paired with the iconic sophistication of its Dauphine hands. The indexes themselves are gilded and bear a honed silhouette which makes them more nuanced yet easier to read.
The award winning precision tourbillon, battle tested across 45 days during the Chronometrie 2009 competition gaining only 0.13 seconds per day at its end, is not just a testament to the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s precision engineering and testing but also it’s decorative prowess. thanks to the finnissage on the tourbillon, the carriage itself and the single bridge, all with edges bevelled and chamfered. The new mainplate of the Calibre 978G is itself decorated with a sunray finish.
Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in Pink Gold Price and Specs
Movement Automatic Calibre 978G with 45 hours power reserve
Case 40 mm pink gold case with 50 metres water resistance
Price SG$ 102,000 incl. taxes