I spent the better part of a month with the Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon. From the outset I was pleasantly surprised with the innate qualities of what was a very charming timepiece. It was light, it was undramatic and superfluous to starry-eyed attention. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon is no doubt a classical dress watch, but its capabilities of being worn both casually and semi-formally were quite astounding.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon’s case measured 39mm in diameter and a wonderfully slim 9.90mm. For someone that routinely wears plus-40mm sized watches, I must admit I was caught out with just how well the Master Ultra Thin Moon wore. It was beautifully comfortably, super light and was as satisfying to wear as it was to look at. The silvered grey, sunray finished dial gleam in the light and played the part of the perfect backdrop to that exquisite blue moonphase.
I feel that the attentiveness Jaeger has put into this watch deserves to be commented on. I’m not talking about bevelled edges, anglage hand polished surfaces or Geneva striping. What I mean is the meticulous attention to even the smallest of possible nuances. A blued steel seconds hand, contrasting against the silvered grey dial. The silver date hand, contrasting against the deep blue sky of the moonphase. The polished dauphine hands. The sharp hour markers. The “-Que” at the end of “Automatique”, enunciating that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon is, indeed, an automatic watch
The Master Ultra Thin Moon is powered by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 925/1 automatic movement. The movement was finished remarkably well, with superlative details adorning all of the exposed movement components, capped off spectacularly with that divine pink gold rotor. From the perspective of practicality, the Calibre 925/1 offers an abundance of information topped with the almost hypnotic romanticism of a moon phase indicator.
After spending such a long period of time with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon, I’ve come to an odd yet revelatory conclusion. And as a staunch advocate of complicated watchmaking, I say to you this. Keep your tourbillons, your tidal indicators, your minute repeaters and your perpetual calendars. This is all you really need. Simple, timeless and resonating with classicism.
One of the first watches that comes to mind is a JLC classic which is why we decided to do a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon review. This watch by JLC has a simple yet elegant design and is considered a masterpiece with its exquisite finishing. With a retail price of $9,850, the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon isn’t the least expensive lunar complication watch but might have the best value.
It’s no secret that Jaeger LeCoultre produces some stunning timepieces. While some brands have focused on how many watches they can produce, JLC has kept its focus on the constant pursuit of perfection. That passion is on display with the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon. In our Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon review we’ll uncover why this is the most popular moon phase watch with this complication.
When doing research for our Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Review, we fell in love with the in-house JLC calibre 925/1. The technicals this movement is everything you’d expect from a high end watchmaker and the finishings really take it over the top.
Check out our Jaeger LeCoultre 925/1 Calibre article for a more information about this master movement. The most anticipated part of our Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon review is undoubtably the dial and design. I can’t tell if this dial is “less is more” or if the design is just so good it blends all the complications in together as one.
For starters let’s discuss the moon phase complication. The lunar cycle is located at the 6 o’clock position and is available in contrasting combinations depending on the dial color. I think what people love about this element so much is that it’s layered and pops out at you. It also helps that the moon is highly polished to reflect even the lightest levels of light which completely grabs your attention every time you check your watch.
The dials on the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon are purely put a smile on face. Our favorite is the silver/grey enamel dial. The color of the dial honestly depends on which angle of light your are receiving it from. Dials like these really set luxury watchmakers apart from their competition.
The hands are very interesting. They are split down the center with one half brushed and one half polished. To get a better understanding of what we’re talking about, check out this video.