Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39

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23 September 2011

It's there, on your wrist. Your first prestige mechanical watch. It looks amazing. It's not flashy, almost minimalist, with the added fascination of the moon phases, and above all it exudes a sort of James Bond-like cool, discreet style. If it's your entrance into the fascinating world of haute horlogerie automatic watches, rest assured you'll keep it for the rest of your life, and not just because of the investment, which is a little under €7k. There will never be a day when it's out of fashion. Perhaps some people may think that this is rather high-priced for an entry-level mechanical watch, but it comes with all the prestige of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand. The marque is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, and it is still right at the top of fine watchmaking. It is one of the few brands to make all its own movements, and in fact it supplies many other maisons with the mechanisms that lie at the heart of their watches...

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