And after looking at this watch, I have to agree! Â Jaeger-LeCoultre offers four extremely thin models in their Master line; today, we’re going to have a look at the Master Ultra Thin Moon 39. Â Now, when I previously featured a thin watch in a post, I was enamored. Â However, JLC has upped (or would it be lowered?) the ante with this 9.9mmÂ thick watch.
For that barely-there thickness alone, this is a watch that should grab anyone’s attention. Â I can only imagine it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your wrist. Â However, a thin watch that packs some serious horology under the dial? Â That doesn’t just grab your attention, it sits you down for a lecture.
So, without further preamble, here’s what all is inside of this watch:
- A 39mm stainless steel (or rose gold) case
- Sapphire crystals front and back
- JLC 925 Calibre automatic movement (4.9mm thick)
- Moonphase indicator with concentric date indicator surrounding it
- 43 hour power reserve
- 50m water resistance
You have to admit, there’s a lot packed into this thin package. Â Of course, as with most things technological, as the overall size shrinks, the price goes in the exact opposite direction. Â From what I’ve found online, you’re going to be well north of $10,000 if you go hunting for this watch.
Of course, if you just want the “one dress watch to rule them all”, I feel confident that this JLC will be one stop shopping for you. Â For me, however, I’d be hard pressed to pick this watch over the ZenithÂ I posted before. Â Sure, you lose the moon phase and date complications, but you do get a thinner watch that’s much more affordable (at least by comparison).