Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilee Watch Review

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee, the world's thinnest mechanical manually-wound watch at just 4.05 mm thick.

The watch is part of the 2013 Jaeger-LeCoultre Jubilee collection, an anniversary line dedicated to Antoine LeCoultre and 180 years of watchmaking tradition. The brand describes the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee as "a perfect combination of simplicity and elegance" and an "ardent tribute to Jaeger-LeCoultre's pioneering role in developing the category of ultra-thin watches".



The hour markers, traditional minute circle and grained silver-toned finish of the dial are inspired by traditional pocket watches, such as the ultra-thin pocket watch of 1907 that heralded a new chapter in the brand's history. The date '1833' is placed beneath the logo on the dial in reference to the 180th anniversary of the Grande Maison.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilee is limited to 880 pieces, and is powered by mechanical manual-winding movement 849, which is just 1.85 mm thick. The watch has an 38 mm ultra-thin 'knife-shaped' case in extra-white platinum, and comes with an alligator leather strap.