Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Watch Review


Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched a new version of its Master Calendar timepiece, with a resized 39 mm-diameter case.
The design of all contemporary Master Calendar timepieces have been inspired by a Jaeger-LeCoultre calendar watch from 1945, and the 2013 model shares the same clear cut lines, traditionally-shaped numerals and applied hour markers. The Jaeger-LeCoultre signature is also placed at 12 o'clock, and an 'Automatic' inscription appears at 6 o'clock.
However, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar has a smaller case designed to adapt to the curve of the wrist, with a diameter of 39 mm and thickness of 10.6 mm.
The watch has a sunburst silver-toned dial, with hours and minutes indicated by central dauphine-type hands. The seconds are displayed around the rim of a subdial at 6 o'clock, which displays the moon phase with an image of the moon ascending from behind two clouds into a starry sky.
Two 12 o'clock apertures display the day and month, and a long hand tipped by a crescent moon shows the date on the dial circumference. A sapphire crystal reveals the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 866 movement.
The Master Calendar is available with a choice of pink gold or stainless steel case, and comes with an alligator leather strap.