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SIHH 2019: Some thoughts on the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Date.

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The Master Ultra Thin Date first came in the catalogue in 2014, in rose gold, then, in 2015, in steel. 

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This watch had a 40 mm case, 7, 45 mm high. 

We also had the Champagne dial, unveiled in 2016. 

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This year, Jaeger Lecoultre revisits this model. 

With a smaller case, first, which is now 39 mm, a tad thicker: 7, 8 mm. 

And with a redesigned dial, especially the indices, longer, and with a more subtle sunburst dial. 

It is available in steel,

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And in rose gold. 

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The movement is the same than the one which is housed in the former versions, the Cal 899, with a bit short power reserve of 38 hours and 28, 800 vibrations per hour. 

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My feelings? Jaeger Lecoultre gave some extra elegance and refinement to this watch. I regret the mention " automatique " once again, which I find totally unnecessary, and the date, as most often... 

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts, 

Best,

Nicolas

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Thomas_3 April 24th, 2019-11:01
This is what makes picking out a JLC so difficult for me, they offer so many incredible models. I can go into any other AD and pick what I want in about 6 seconds. IWC. Patek, Rolex, Breitling etc I know which I would get. Every time I think I've decided which JLC to get I change my mind, with limited funds I can't get them all. The MUT is definitely one of my choices. I may have as much trouble when it comes time t... 
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amanico April 24th, 2019-11:06
I understand, Thomas. I too have a list which is longer when it comes to JLC than when it comes to many other brands. With a Master Ultra Thin, you cannot go wrong. The simpler, the better, for me, when it comes to the Master Ultra Thin... Best, Nicolas
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proestak April 24th, 2019-11:23
My question is... when JLC will update the movement with the new 70h power reserve? Best Yiannis
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amanico April 24th, 2019-11:25
I asked... And the answer is that most probably, this improvement will see the light on more movements.  
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proestak April 24th, 2019-11:29
Next Sihh,or sooner?  
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amanico April 24th, 2019-11:31
I don't see that coming this year.  
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eklektik April 24th, 2019-11:35
A lot of people ask this question but what does it bring? I really like my 8 days, but anything lower and without a power reserve indicator does not present much interest. I see it as the last fashion more than anything. I wind up my MUT everyday as I know I have to and I am fine with that. Best, É.
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amanico April 24th, 2019-13:44
Actually, I see an interest to that improvement in some cases... For example, a perpetual calendar. For the rest, I agree with you.  
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eklektik April 24th, 2019-14:16
Yes, true that for a calendar/moonphase it adds value. Another annoying thing about this so called improvement is that it is not technically complicated to do, so I don't see it of much interest. Best, É.  
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eklektik April 24th, 2019-11:36
Nice watch, closer to the original MUT 34 i would say. No need for date, no need for Automatic, but why thicker? Best, É.  
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