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Jaeger-LeCoultre Introduce Master Ultra Thin Moon in Pink Gold & Blue

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Pink Gold

‘Tis almost the party season and, along with updating your dinner jacket and reminding yourself how to tie a bow tie, that means finding a dress watch to match. While there’s certainly no shortage of them around – the archetype’s relatively unchanged since the 20s – most recent ones we’ve covered have been a little ornate or colourful, like Etien’s T02 or Garrick’s S5 Moon Phase. For pure, sleek elegance however, you could do a lot worse than the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon in pink gold & blue.

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon is classical watchmaking in the most traditional sense, a svelte, gold number perfectly suited to glamorous, champagne soaked evenings. That pink gold is perfectly paired with a gradient blue dial. It’s lovely and a relatively subtle gradient, ranging from midnight blue on the periphery to just a couple touches lighter at the middle and in lower light you’re not going to see a big change.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Pink Gold Blue Gradient Dial

To match the case, the slim, sharp, elegant indexes and handset are in the same pink gold. The focal point however is the moon phase at 6 o’clock, a mirror-polished disc with a golden moon and stars. There are a good number of moon phase indicators these days – with more to come, most likely – but this is one of the best-looking out there. I’m happy that this year Jaeger-LeCoultre have stepped back from their whole celestial theme, but this just goes to show how well they do it.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Pink Gold

The moon phase also doubles as a peripheral date indicator thanks to the central hand, making it a rare small date subdial. It condenses the watch’s only non-time indicators into one, keeping things as svelte as possible.

At 39mm of rose gold it’s slightly larger than you might expect for a dress watch, which typically wear a lot smaller than your everyday beaters; 36-38mm are pretty standard for the genre. But there’s a reason for the roomier dial as a good chunk of it is taken up by the eponymous moon phase at 6 o’clock. That said, it’s also incredibly thin at just 9.3mm, perfect for slipping under a shirtsleeve, exactly what you want for a more formal piece.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Pink Gold Blue Gradient Dial

Inside is the Calibre 925, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest-generation automatic movement. That means 70-hours of power reserve and the kind of finishing you’d expect from a watchmaker like Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Pink Gold

While you might not want to invest too much in a daily wearer that’s going to go through the bumps and knocks of everyday life, a dress watch is different. Sure, there are accessible dress watches, but it’s the kind of timepiece you want to make a show of – and £22,000 is definitely a show. With its innate elegance and mix of pink gold and gradient blue, you could do a lot worse than the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon
  • Ref: Q1362580
  • Case/dial: 39mm diameter x 9.3mm thickness, 18k pink gold case, gradient blue dial
  • Water resistance: 50m (5 bar)
  • Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 925, automatic, 41 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 70h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, moonphase, date
  • Strap: Blue alligator leather
  • Price/availability: £22,000

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Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.