Jaeger-LeCoultre has come up with a very delicate and minimal dress watch design. The Ultra thin Grand Feu has a 39mm wide 18k white gold case. The dial of super heated Grand Feu enamel adds some visual flare to this minimal watch. But the most amazing asset of this beauty, it is 5mm thick! Yes you heard that correct, 5mm.
The dial is simple, elegant, and beautifully legible with dauphine hands and a subtle inscription of “Email Grand Feu” between the seven and eight markers (“email” is French for enamel). Admitted, this Grand Feu is very simple, but it will for sure get the attention of a true enthousiast or JLC collector. Knowing this Grand Feu dial is exceeding complicated to produce, with delicate layers of enamel heated up to 900 C and laid by hand to lend a subtle but noteworthy artistry to the dial.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Grand Feu uses Jaeger’s calibre 849, a handwound single barrel movement with a thickness of just 1.85mm. Comprised of 123 pieces, with a running rate of 21,600 vph and 35 hours of power reserve, this gorgeous and fully decorated movement is, for the sake of thinness, regrettably hidden behind a solid case back. A watch as thin as the Grand Feu, or indeed the Jubilee, would not be possible without a movement as impressive and capable as the 849.
With a top tier and insanely thin movement, fantastically thin case design, and almost needlessly complex dial ornamentation, the Grand Feu is going to tick a lot of boxes for the well-heeled collector, especially those that missed out on the limited production run of the Jubilee. Available sometime in June of this year.
list price starts at $40,900 USD.jaeger-lecoultre.com
externe bron door : Equwatch.com