Once again Jaeger-LeCoultre has proven their mastery of ultra-thin design with this new Mr PORTER joint venture. JLC was chosen to provide a purpose-built timepiece conceived for the latest movie in the “King’s Man” series that takes place in a neo-retro universe. Inspiration for the watch was taken from a 1907 pocket watch known as “Couteau”, which is the French word for “knife”; hence this latest horology creation being dubbed the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife”.
The 40mm case is made of 18k rose gold with a polished finish and solid gold case back. Engraved on the flip-side is the Kingsman logo, as well as the inscription “one of 100” to highlight limited availability.
It has been crafted in an ultra-“knife”-thin shape with only a mere 4.25mm in height, making it one of the slimmest watches currently available.
Mounted to the case is a broad stepped matching gold bezel, which finely drapes over the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case. Such painstakingly precise craftsmanship results in a sharp profile resembling the blade of a knife, hence this watches moniker.
It also comes equipped with a winding-crown located at the uncommon 12 o’clock position, which has been protected by a triangular bow that seamlessly integrates into the leather strap. This detail can be directly traced back to the vintage pocket watch that inspired this new JLC. All topped by a sapphire crystal that assists with water-resistance on this watch reaching up to 30 meters (98 feet).
Time is exhibited on an off-white dial with a grained texture, which imbues it with a dimmed elegance that adequately compliments its vintage aesthetics. It features hour index markers, followed by a railroad-motif minute track circling in the periphery. A very simplistic low-key design that manages to convey a timeless elegance.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife
The “Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife” (Ref#: 3402393) is powered by the hand-wound caliber 849 with 19 jewels and 21,600 vph. This ultra-thin movement has a mere height of only 1.85mm. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 35 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a brown alligator strap, secured to the wrist by a gold pin buckle.This is a limited edition watch with only 100 manufactured pieces. It can be pre-ordered exclusively on Mr PORTER, from July 20 to September 6. After that date the remaining watches will also be available from Jaeger-LeCoultre and in select boutiques. For more up to date information visit the official Jaeger-LeCoultre website here.
MSRP: $29,800.00 USD
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