Let’s have a closer look at another blue Enamel dial – this time the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel!
Novelty of last year, 2019 – Limited Edition of 50 pieces in white gold.
Not long ago I shared the sibling of this one, the Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel
The base design of these T.W.O are similar but of course there is one big difference – here we have a Tourbillon instead of the Moon Phase! One mm larger and a bit thicker, 40 mm in diameter, 12.13 mm thick.
Still a very symmetric design with two vertical sub-dials and text on each sides. The pointer date at 12 is very generous in size, easy to read and so is the running seconds track.
The stunning hand-engraved blue guilloché enamel dial really is an eye catcher!
All about this watch is really elegant and beautiful – but… There is always a but… But my personal taste is not towards these kind of “hole in the dial” Tourbillon.
On top of the opening there is a three hands running seconds. Again, personal taste, but I am not sure I would place it on top of the Tourbillon…
It is hard to see against the opening, three handed makes it hard to read and as a motion indicator it is less interesting than the Tourbillon…
I understand the urge to show the Tourbillon on the dial, considering the price level for the Tourbillon but I still prefer a more open dial or like the pink gold Reverso Tourbillon – on the back!
Speaking of the back side – this side is very much to my liking!
Here the “hole” for the Tourbillon feels more natural as a part of the bridge design. The beautiful oscillating weight with the JL logo, the patented sun feather decoration and heated blue screws…
Inside is the automatic Calibre 978F, 7.20 mm thick including the Tourbillon!
Regardless of my personal hangups, this is a beautiful watch and if I had the chance, I would wear it!
A big thank you to the Jaeger-LeCoultre team for showing me this rare piece!
Stay tuned for more rare pieces…