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Jaeger Lecoultre 2020: The New Master Control Memovox and Memovox Timer have just been unveiled. A brief view on both of them

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1950 - 2020... Jaeger Lecoultre is celebrating the 70th birthday of its icon, the Memovox. For that significant birthday, the Manufacture decided to unveil two models, the Master Control Memovox, and the Master Control Memovox Timer. Let's first start with the MEMOVOX: The new Master Control Memovox is the heir of three watches, the reference 3150 for the dial ( 1950 ), the reference 3151 for the case ( 1950 ), and the reference E 855 which was the first to use an automatic movement AND a date ( 1959 )...Story

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Another view on the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater ( 2009 ).

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amanico
If there is a watch which is almost never discussed, the Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater is certainly one of them. Unveiled in 2009, 4 years after the Master Minute Repeater in platinum, it came as a surprise. And surprisingly, its case and dial didn't receive any variation the years after. Yes, this is a " one of its kind ", in yellow gold, limited to 100 pieces, inaugurating the new Master Grande Tradition case and line...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilée / 1907 White Gold Enamel. The best Master Ultra Thin?

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amanico
Finding my Jaeger Lecoultre Ultra Thin watch is a work in progress for some years, now. The easy way would be to find a MUT 34 in platinum with its superb grey blue dial or a steel black dial. I am fine with the 34 mm case, the Cal 849 which I really love, but in 2013, I started to have my heart beat faster when I discovered the MUT Jubilée. Better than the MUT 34? THAT is the question! There are some big pros for the MUT Jubilée: - The " couteau " ( knife shaped ) case, which is truly spectacular and which .....Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre new Master Control Line: Some close ups of the dials.

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amanico
I posted an article on the new Master Control line, last week. today I suggest we have a closer look on the dials. I had the idea to isolate the dials and to focus on them, to show the sunburst finish and some other details. Indeed, when you look at the pictures I posted last week, you don't see these details very well...Story

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Watches & Wonders 2020: Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication.

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amanico
Outside the new Master Control line, Jaeger Lecoultre discretely unveiled the new Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication, or should I say, to be more precise, the third generation of the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication. Indeed, let's not forget that the first MGT Grande Complication was introduced in 2010, in white gold: Then, in 2015, we could witness the arrival of the second generation, in rose god, this time: This year, the third generation is coming, in a limited edition of 8 pieces ... ...Story

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Jaeger-Lecoultre Watches & Wonders 2020: A new Master Control Collection.

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amanico
The unveiling of a collection, in such conditions, is not an easy exercise. What to do? How the message will be welcomed when most of the people is living such an extraordinary moment, lockdown, fearing for their health and seeing Economy going down in a fatal way? People may have other priorities than watches, indeed... Jaeger-Lecoultre opted for a partial unveiling of the novelties. More will come all along the year, for sure...Story

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How is Easter at Jaeger Lecoultre? A retrospective on chocolate dials.

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We have discussed colored dials very often. Blue, of course, Red, sometimes, Green rarely, Grey, lately, but what about Brown? Immediately, when it comes to brown dials, vintage come to mind. Brown because the black dials turned into this color with the " work of time ", what we less poetically call " patina ". Here are some gorgeous examples: 1/ The Deep Sea Alarm...Story

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Covid-19 means it's rubber strap time!

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After lots of hand washing and cooking while locked down in NYC these last few days I finally dug up the rubber strap for the EL2. This strap is awesome! I can't believe I never even took it out of the bag until now 🙄. This is how luxury rubber straps should be done. The biggest surprise is that the straps are vented! The rubber has recesses in the underside that vent out the sides of the strap, wow...Story

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Lecoultre Compass Camera.

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amanico
As some of you may not know that, Jaeger Lecoultre sometimes explored other fields than watches only. They made some tools such as the millionometer which allows a great accuracy in the making of some watch parts and some other things such as this Compass Camera. This camera was not conceived and designed by the Company from the Vallée de Joux, but by Noel Pemberton Billing, who was an adventurer and a businessman among other things. But the project was achieved by Jaeger Lecoultre for the Company Compass .....Story

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Spotted in Geneva: Jaeger-Lecoultre Geophysic True Seconds Blue. A Review.

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The Geophysic True Seconds was unveiled in September 2015, while the Blue dialed one came two years after, in December 2017. I could only see the True Seconds Blue on pictures, till I met a friend at the SIHH in 2019, who was wearing it. I always wondered how it could really be in the flesh. Indeed, blue dials can be disappointing, sometimes, compared with what you see on pictures...Story

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