Today, the watch I want to say is, Master Jaeger-LeCoultre ultra-thin perpetual calendar. Although this watch has been loved by me, it does not prevent me from introducing and recommending this Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetual calendar.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Super Thin Perpetual Calendar
In traditional Swiss watchmaking, there are three traditional complex functions: three questions, tourbillon and perpetual calendar. The reason why they are called the ‘three complex functions’ is that in history (especially in the era of manual watchmaking), the manufacture of these three functions is very difficult, and only the most technologically advanced watchmakers can make them. Now that technology and watchmaking technology are developed, many brands have the ability to make three questions, tourbillons, and perpetual calendars.
Each version of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar, from left to right, is a steel case, rose gold case, steel case, and platinum case.
As the three most complicated functions in traditional Swiss watchmaking, the three questions, tourbillon, and perpetual calendar once maintained a very high value, but today, with the development of watchmaking technology, many brands have begun to ‘break through’ the defense line of three major functions Reduced barriers to entry for complex functions, especially perpetual calendars. Due to the maturity of the perpetual calendar function modules, brands such as Montblanc and Frederique Constant have launched perpetual calendars with a public price below 100,000. Among mainstream watch brands,
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s super thin perpetual calendar is one of the most famous and cost-effective perpetual calendars.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Super Thin Perpetual Calendar
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar was launched in 2013. I remember it very well at the time, because this perpetual calendar had a steel shell version. In the year that I first came out, I also went to the Jaeger-LeCoultre in Guomao to see this watch. Since this watch is called an ultra-thin perpetual calendar, the biggest feature is thin. Master Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar is only 9.2 millimeters thick, and this is a self-winding perpetual calendar. You know, Rolex has a thickness of 13 mm, and the thickness of a 3135 movement alone is 6 mm. It can be seen that this Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetual calendar is very thin and is one of the thinnest perpetual calendars on the market. Plus the size of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar is 39 mm, which is a very suitable dress watch size.
Master Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar is one of the thinnest automatic perpetual calendars on the market.
Master Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar maintains the consistent style of the Master Jaeger-LeCoultre series, using toffee hands, triangular three-dimensional time scales, and small dot scales between the time scales. This sharp pointer and time scale is a major feature of Jaeger-LeCoultre, which I personally like.
There are many things on the disk, including the date at 3 o’clock, the month at 6 o’clock, the week at 9 o’clock, and the moon phases at 12 o’clock. It is important to note that at 8 o’clock on the dial, there is a numeric year display, showing 20XX years. This number shows that it is a feature of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s perpetual calendar, which I will elaborate below. At the same time, there is a small window in the center of the disk and above the center of the pointer. This is a warning window. The perpetual calendar can only be adjusted when the window is white. Otherwise, because there are many calendars switched in the perpetual calendar, adjusting the time in the restricted area will cause damage to the movement parts. This design is very intimate. In order to allow people to clearly see the warning window, Jaeger-LeCoultre also opened a small opening on the pointer, which will not block the warning window.
Please note the 8-digit digital year display on the panel and the alarm window in the center of the panel.
In Jaeger-LeCoultre’s perpetual calendar, the ‘year’, ‘week’, ‘date’, and ‘month’ are all programmed. At 8 o’clock on the side of the case, there is a hidden button. Press this button with the adjusting pen or toothpick, the perpetual calendar will automatically move forward by one day, and the date, week, month, and year are all linked (Jackson has calculated it). It can be said that one-button adjustment is more convenient. The crown, when pulled out, has only one gear, which is to adjust the time. Various other information can be solved by one click of the hide button.
Please note that a hidden button can be seen at 8 o’clock on the side of the case. This button can adjust all the calendars of the perpetual calendar with one click, which are linked.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Super Thin Perpetual Calendar uses the Jaeger-LeCoultre 868 movement. The 868 movement is a self-winding perpetual calendar movement with a swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour, made of 336 parts, and a power of 38 hours. Master Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar uses perpetual calendar technology from IWC. This perpetual calendar module was developed by IWC’s famous watchmaker Kurt Klaus in 1985. The whole perpetual calendar module has only 81 parts, with one-button adjustment and digital display of the year as the biggest feature, and can be easily installed on various movements. This module is used by IWC’s famous Da Vinci perpetual calendar, Portuguese perpetual calendar, and Dafei perpetual calendar, so you can see that the disk layout of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar is the same as that of the same, because the same perpetual calendar module is used. . This phenomenon of sharing technology in the same group (Wanguo and Jaeger-LeCoultre are under the Richemont Group) is very common in current watch brands.
The 868 movement used by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Jin Tuo is very beautiful.
Master Jaeger-LeCoultre ultra-thin perpetual calendar steel case model price 151,000, gold case model price 242000. Among them, the public price of the steel case model of 150,000 is very prominent in the perpetual calendar of mainstream watches. For example, the perpetual calendar of IWC is more than 200,000 (discounts, exchange rates, secondary markets and other factors depend on personal circumstances). If you want to experience the perpetual calendar, the master of steel case ultra-thin perpetual calendar is a good choice.
Master Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar is also the same watch as Dr. Strange in the movie Dr. Strange.
At the same time, I must also point out some points that need attention. Today, although the perpetual calendar has lowered the threshold for entry, it is one of the three complex functions of Swiss tradition, after all, it is a truly complex watch. Complex watches must not be as durable as sports watches, not to mention the ultra-thin perpetual calendar of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The maintenance of the perpetual calendar is a place that needs attention. If there is damage, there is a possibility of returning to the factory for repair (return to Switzerland). The maintenance cost of the complex watch is higher than that of the ordinary watch. In addition, except for a few high-end perpetual calendars with forward and backward bidirectional adjustment, most perpetual calendars can only adjust the calendar forward. Once the calendar is turned around, for example, today is No. 1 and the watch is turned to No. 10, you can only stop the watch and wait until the day reaches No. 10 to synchronize the watch with the day. Therefore, when buying a perpetual calendar, or three other questions, the tourbillon and the other two complex functions, players should study it carefully to see if it is suitable for them, and then make a decision.
PS. In the end, it was a complete set. For privacy, I processed the watch number and the guarantee card date.