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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater Titanium: 15th Anniversary.

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When we look back at the Jaeger Lecoultre Catalogue, the Master Minute Repeater in titanium was, in my opinion, one of the most thrilling releases, in 2006, two years after the wonderful Master Gyrotourbillon One, and one year after the Master Minute Repeater in platinum. 

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To be honest, I was in awe when I saw the Gyrotourbillon One introduced in the catalogue, but I was even more impressed with the Master Minute Repeater in platinum. Of course, the Gyrotourbillon One is horologically superior ( if we accept to compare apples and oranges ) to the Minute Repeater, but at that time, the Minute Repeater moved me more, at the point it eclipsed the " crazy tourbillon " in my heart and mind. 

But when the titanium version was unveiled, I was totally in love. I knew I had to get one, which happened on the 31st of July 2007. 



Fifteen years later, this is one of my favorite modern Jaeger Lecoultre, along with the Gyrotourbillon One and the Duometres, especially the " à Chronographe ". And if I had to rank them, I would say Gyrotourbillon One first, Duomètre à Chronographe in second, and Minute Repeater, each of them being, at least for me, a pinnacle in their own category. 

To sum my feelings on this Minute Repeater in Titanium, I would say that it is a punk rocker chiming watch. Loud, rich, young, mad, and rebel. Jaeger Lecoultre revisited with a lot of talent a classic complication, and in such an innovative way, with its 15 days power reserve, a torquemeter, its polished titanium grade five case and its gongs welded to the sapphire. 

Till now, it is unrivaled. 

Ok, with time passing, the case is a bit outdated, especially when you compare it to the current offers, and the time is not easy to read, but a minute repeater is not made to be read, but to be heard. These reserves are not ruining my love for that piece, though. 

There was one thing which this watch really deserved, though... A new strap. I always found the original one totally cheap, and was thinking about finding a much better one for a long time. 

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One of our good friends gifted me one, a very cool looking grey nubuck Alligator. After putting it on, it was evidence, this is THE strap for this watch. It fully matches the spirit of this crazy Minute Repeater. 

An anticipated gift to celebrate its 15th birthday! 

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Long life to the " MMR Ti "! 

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Best,

Nicolas

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jlux July 31st, 2022-15:17
Fantastic watch! Hard to believe that it has already 15 years : still looking very fresh and modern! Proof is that great watches age well !!
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amanico July 31st, 2022-19:33
Yes quite well. Thanks, mon ami. 
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mrds July 31st, 2022-16:17
Now this punk rocker minute repeater has found its punk rocker strap 😎 Now rock da house…!
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amanico July 31st, 2022-20:20
Very well stated! ;) 
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takman July 31st, 2022-16:33
It has aged very well You will have many more years of enjoyment especially with the new strap! It was definitely a good period for JLC, I got into the hobby around 2009 and they quickly became my favourite.
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amanico July 31st, 2022-20:20
I can easily understand why. Thanks, Takman. 
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The Tent Is Cape Mint (Andrea) July 31st, 2022-17:04
This watch is on my grail list Mixing such a classical complication with the modernity of titanium and the torque indicator make this a charming and appealing option for purists and people seeking innovation alike. A true marvel of modern horological craftsmanship!
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amanico July 31st, 2022-20:21
Yes, that was really something! And it still is. Thanks, mon ami. 
GregersLars July 31st, 2022-17:43
What a fantastic achievement so many years ago by JLC. I agree it ages well even though the case tells the age a bit. Is it hard to read the time? From the pics it looks difficult to see the hands. Enjoy! 
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amanico July 31st, 2022-23:58
Hard to read, but with this watch you hear it more than you read it. ;) 
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