Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils the pinnacle of elegance with the latest addition to its Master Ultra Thin collection. The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel, introduced in 2023, redefines sophistication with its enchanting blue Grand Feu enamel dial adorned with a sunray guilloché pattern. This exquisite timepiece seamlessly blends technical virtuosity with timeless aesthetics, epitomizing the brand’s commitment to precision and enduring beauty.
The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel captivates at first glance, with an appealing blue dial that serves as a spectacular backdrop for the tourbillon and date display. The polished pink gold case highlights the painstaking craftsmanship of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Metiers Rares™ Atelier. The hand-guilloché design, made with a rose engine lathe, gives depth and texture to the dial, displaying 1,080 lines expertly crafted by trained artisans.
The date sub-dial, adorned with circular hand-guilloché (azurage), complements the sunray pattern, creating a subtle yet captivating interplay of textures. Over 1,100 gestures by the guillocheur ensure precision and perfection in this intricate design. The dial is then enriched with layers of Grand Feu enamel in a newly developed shade of blue, achieved through meticulous pigment mixing and precise firing at 800ºC. The unpredictable nature of Grand Feu enamel adds an element of artistry, making each timepiece truly unique.
The lower part of the dial contains a laser-engraved seconds counter, which serves as a visual anchor for the tourbillon aperture. A mirror-polished pink gold bridge secures the tourbillon cage, creating a striking contrast with the surrounding blue dial. The strap, which is made of alligator leather in a similar blue color and lined with small-scale alligator, is another example of attention to detail. The pink gold folding clasp adds delicacy to this horological masterpiece.
At the heart of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 978, the most recent edition of a movement that received international recognition in 2009. The tourbillon, a fundamental component in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s pursuit of perfection, demonstrates the company’s ability to manufacture hairsprings in-house. The caliber, which has 77 components, features a titanium cage that weighs less than half a gram. Its two-level hairspring, constructed with a unique curvature, ensures consistent oscillations, which contribute to remarkable timekeeping accuracy.
The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel represents Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to uniting technical excellence with enduring beauty. This timepiece is not merely a watch; it’s a symphony of craftsmanship, precision, and timeless aesthetics, inviting horology enthusiasts to witness the convergence of art and engineering.