Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FS: Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin (SOLD)

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin
Case: 18K solid pink gold, 38mm.
Water Resistance: 50 M
Dial: White dial with applied index and dauphine style hands.
Movement: JLC cal 849, 19 jewels, 1.85mm thick, 38 hour power reserve, assembled and decorated by hand.
Function: Hour, minute.
Strap: Original dark brown genuine alligator with 18k double folding deployant clasp.
Condition: Very mint.
Remarks: Full set with box and paper dated April 2011 from The Time Place.
Asking Price: Rp. 78.000.000 net. (SOLD)
Contact: 08111683329

One of the best bargain in high-end watch from the most respected name in the industry.  The caliber 849 use in Master Ultra Thin is considered as a workhorse among ultra thin (under 2mm thickness) calibers.  In fact, this ultra thin caliber is so demanding that assembling is done in the Watchmaking Specialties Workshop of JLC, together with their grand complication pieces such as the minute repeater.

Some excellent review of this watch:

I believe it is fair to say that this is the finest ultra-thin wristwatch ever produced. But I would also venture that this is among the very finest watches in contemporary production, regardless of complexity. The Master Ultra Thin is probably a watch that, among Swiss manufacturers, could only have been produced by Jaeger LeCoultre. There are, in all of Switzerland, no others with the design and manufacturing skills to conceive and execute this watch with such unrelenting attention to quality. For all its simplicity of appearance, the Ultra Thin is a true masterpiece equaled by only a tiny handful of other wristwatches.
The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin: A Study in Simple Excellence

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultrathin represents a remarkable bargain in the modern mechanical watch market. It is classic yet modern looking and incredibly robust for an ultrathin watch while exhibiting the quality of old-world craft that cannot otherwise be had for several times its asking price.
The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin