The fabricate from Le Sentier had huge designs to appropriately dispatch the new and updated Master Control arrangement in Geneva this year yet tragically needed to change track to make it a computerized presentation only.

Too terrible, I need to add, since I couldn’t want anything more than to go active with the new Master Control watches. The whole line gets an update, from the Master Control Date to the Master Control Chronograph Calendar. My #1 JLC complication for a long time, the Geographic, likewise is important for the new line-up.

The Master Control assortment is an exemplary looking watch, without being excessively exemplary. The threat with extremely monochrome looking exemplary watches is that they will in general look or becoming exhausting. No one needs to wear a watch that partners you with some red jeans and an old Volvo bequest. With the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control arrangement, that’s something that won’t occur. The presser that Jaeger-LeCoultre conveyed discusses utilizing immortal plan codes with a contemporary contort. Also, that is actually what it is.

Master Control Collection Updated

Besides the plan update, Jaeger-LeCoultre likewise dealt with two different things: new developments and new cowhide calf ties. I think we’ve all become a touch more mindful of our current circumstance, and fascinating lashes are the subject of conversation now like never before. Despite the fact that I am not especially more an enthusiast of a crocodile nor gator over a calf, I do accept that we (people) need to place more idea and sense into the things we do and particularly how we do them, to safeguard our environment.

No Alligator For Steel Models

Jaeger-LeCoultre utilizes another calfskin cowhide tie for all the Master Control watches presented during Watches & Wonders 2020. It is a delicate matt completion tie, utilizing Novonappa calf cowhide in a tan tone. These lashes are delivered in France, utilizing a vegetable-based tanning measure. Over the long haul, the Novanappa lashes will acquire a specific patina that makes them look far better. As most Richemont watch brands have nowadays, Jaeger-LeCoultre likewise utilizes a snappy delivery framework so you can trade or swap lashes without the requirement for an exceptional instrument. By one way or another, brands are raving about this for a couple of years (I think it began at the SIHH two years prior), however indeed, Patek Philippe utilized this framework for some (many) years as of now. All things considered, the rose gold cases actually come with an exemplary looking croc lash. I wouldn’t have disapproved having a croc grain calf lash instead.

Caliber 899 Movement

For the development updates, Jaeger-LeCoultre amended and re-designed the type 899 development which has become the column for the Master Control assortment. Everything being equal, Jaeger-LeCoultre is the maker with the most noteworthy number of development types and types they can look over. The 15-year-old development has been updated after some time, yet this time for certain beautiful extreme upgrades. The type 899 currently has a silicon escapement, an upgraded barrel, and various enhancements that make them more energy effective. Obviously —   and we’ve shown it to you here on Fratello  —all developments are planned, created, and made in-house by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Without further ado, let’s have a more intensive glance at the new Master Control collection.

JLC Master Control Date Q4018420

The Master Control Date is the three-hander in the assortment, however in no way, shape or form viewed as section level with regards to quality and the degree of meticulousness. The 40mm case has been somewhat restyled, giving it a fresher appearance. In stature, this watch just estimates 8.78mm, chiefly because of the utilization of the thin type 899 development (just 3.3mm thick). Type 899 has a force save of 70 hours. Not obvious in the pictures JLC sent us, but rather the watch has a sapphire case back that shows the development. As you can find in the image over, the watch has the new tan calfskin cowhide lash fitted, making it an adaptable watch. Cost will be €7050.


JLC Master Control Calendar Q4148420

This 40mm Master Control Calendar will be accessible in two flavors: steel and gold. Imagined here is (clearly) the tempered steel rendition on the calf cowhide tie. Fueled by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s updated type 866 development, with similar upgrades as the previously mentioned type 899. Despite the fact that Jaeger-LeCoultre likes to babble its variety of in-house made developments, simply take a gander at how delightful this watch is. It has an extremely perfect plan without becoming boring.

A part is going on in those subtleties on the dial. The day and month openings are available underneath the JLC wordmark on the dial, and the applied records and Arabic numerals are encircled by a calendar scale. In the event that you take a gander at the base piece of the dial, you will see a gigantic hole between the 15th and the 16th! Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watchmakers made a touch of hopping date-hand complication, not to impede the delightful moonphase circle. That’s pretty cool! Cost will be €11,500.

JLC Master Control Geographic Q4128420

If I am not mixed up, this model used to be called “Geographique” previously, yet I surmise JLC needs to ensure that everybody comprehends what is the issue here (maybe great to likewise change “Automatique” to ‘Automatic’ at that point). That’s about the solitary analysis (which it truly isn’t) have about this watch. It is lovely. A force hold marker that shows you what amount is left of the 70 hours when it has its greatest limit and a humble date pointer in a subdial on the opposite side. A hometime pointer at 6 o’clock with a minuscule yet entirely obvious day/night marker at 9 o’clock.

In Harmony

By utilizing the city plate, you set the subsequent time region. So no computation required, simply select a city in the favored timezone and there you go. This watch is somewhat thicker than the Master Control Date obviously, with such a complication yet at the same time keeps it at a truly worthy 10.96mm. Inside is JLC’s type 939. With such countless things going on this dial, it is very noteworthy how JLC figured out how to keep it so spotless and agreeable. This watch is likewise accessible in their Le Grand Rose gold composite, under reference number Q4122520.

JLC Master Control Chronograph Calendar Q4138420

Remember I composed that the Geographic was my top pick? Well. That changed as of now. The Master Control Chronograph Calendar is an astounding looking watch. Since I am not voyaging in any case, I could truly make due with one of these. It is the thickest Master Control watch of the pack, with a tallness of 12.05mm. Yet, it additionally has the most complications ready. Three somewhat depressed sub-dials demonstrate the running seconds, minute counter, date, and moonphase. Fueled by JLC’s type 759, which includes a segment wheel chronograph component with a vertical grasp and gives 65 hours of force save when completely twisted. Wanna be a hotshot (shot-guest)? Attempt the rendition in JLC’s Le Grand Rose gold compound, reference Q4132520. Cost will be €15,200 (steel model).

Jaeger-LeCoultre didn’t need to communicate all costs (yet), yet that will most likely change over the course of the following not many hours (or days). More data through .