Jaeger-LeCoultre have a long tradition of making calendar watches. All from a simple date watchs to perpetual calendars and all in between…
Like the Triple Date I showed the other day – reference 2904.
If we exclude the clocks and pocket watches, I would say that calendar watches really became popular in the beginning-mid 1940’s.
The most famous is the Triple Date with teardrop lugs. Here shown in an ad from 1947
Or the like these Day-Date watches and pocket watch from the 1945 catalogue.
This tradition of calendar watches Jaeger-LeCoultre kept all the way until present time… Mastering the tradition with the reference 1308470 Master Ultra Thin Perpetual.
The Master Ultra Thin Perpetual is a classic elegant watch with a stainless steel case, 39 mm in diameter. The modest size, the slim profile including the thin bezel gives the watch a very balance impression.
The black dial makes the watch look very modern even if the base is classic. Not only do I find the case and size balanced, here the dial is very well balanced as well.
I often find Perpetual Calendars a bit “busy and squeezed”, too small sub-dials making very hard to read or all the sub-dials very close the the centre… Especially if Moon Phases also are included…
Here the sub-dials has good proportions, not too centred and air to breath between each other. The dark blue night sky with the golden moon and stars makes the dial to “pop”!
Through the open case back you see the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868/1. The flatt Calibre (4.72 mm) allows the thin profile.
The Calibre 868/1 is only 26 mm in diameter, but by adding a “step” on the case back the opening do not look small compared with the case diameter.
Earlier I made a “Five watch collection from current collection” post where I choose the Master Ultra Thin Moon reference 1363540 in white gold as my calendar watch…
I would still choose the Master Ultra Thin Moon because that one is more “me”, but this Master Ultra Thin Perpetual is a strong contender!
Big thank you to Nymans Ur, Krons and the Jaeger-LeCoultre team for letting me discover this watch!
If you want to have more details about this watch, click here.
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