Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Moonphase

Regular price
$18,700
Regular price
Sale price
$18,700
REF Q1308470
Automatic-winding
39 MM
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SKU AS08729
Article Number 40980057
ref Q1308470
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed steel deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, and hangtag.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Luminous satin black dial with applied 'dart' indices is in outstanding, as-new condition with matching 'dauphine' handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.
REF Q1308470
Automatic-winding
39 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08729
Article Number 40980057
ref Q1308470
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed steel deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, and hangtag.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Luminous satin black dial with applied 'dart' indices is in outstanding, as-new condition with matching 'dauphine' handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Why We Love it

Most are no doubt familiar with Jaeger-LeCoultre via the famed Reverso. But that’s not La Grand Maison’s entire story.

The dynamic Swiss watchmaking powerhouse is responsible for myriad iconic designs, from — yes — reversible dress watches, to alarm-equipped dive watches, to complicated masterpieces — like the perpetual calendar that we have here — and more. Indeed, the storied company has one of the most diverse offerings in fine watchmaking.

What make a perpetual calendar so special? Think of it this way: Imagine a watch that keeps track of not only the time, but also the date, the day of the week, and the month, tells you whether it’s a leap year or not, and what the current phase of the moon is. Oh, and one more thing — imagine it does all of this mechanically, using springs and gears, and that you only have to adjust it once every century or so. Crazy, right?

The particular example comes from the Master Ultra-Thin line. It features a 39mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, a polished bezel, a signed crown, and a lovely satin black dial with applied 'dart' indices and a matching 'dauphine' handset with aperture windows.

This piece comes fitted to a signed, black alligator strap with a signed steel deployant clasp and is powered by JLC's Calibre 868 automatic winding perpetual calendar movement — visible through a sapphire exhibition caseback.

This piece is not only an excellent example of the complication, but a comparatively affordable one, too, considering the quantieme perpetuelle’s place in the canon of high horology.

Complete with all its goodies, this daily-wearable piece from one of the best manufactures in the game would be a welcome addition to any collection that’s missing a contemporary, well designed, complicated piece from a major manufacture.

Sounds great, right?

Brand Story

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Few watchmaking concerns are as storied as Jaeger-LeCoultre. Though the maison is not technically a member of the “Holy Trinity” of Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin, one could easily make the argument that it should be: After all, it was JLC that supplied movements to Patek from the beginning of the 20th century through the early 30s.

Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoutlre in Le Sentier, Switzerland, the firm became the Jaeger-LeCoultre we know today when it merged with Parisian watchmaker Edmond Jaeger’s business in 1937. The two horological concerns collaborated on numerous projects before cementing their partnership, the most important of which was no doubt the Reverso. A sport watch with a reversible case, this ingenious timepiece was designed to offer protection to the watch dial — when engaged in sport or otherwise dangerous activity, the wearer would simply flip the case over, exposing its back to the world, rather than the vulnerable crystal.

But the Reverso is far from the only significant timepiece brought to market by JLC: The firm also produced the world’s thinnest pocket watch in 1907, powered by the Caliber 145. In 1929, the maison released the Caliber 101, still today the smallest mechanical movement. (Queen Elizabeth II wore a Caliber 101-equipped wristwatch to her coronation in 1953.) And perhaps no other watchmaker is world-renowned for their production of a clock in the way that JLC is famous for the Atmos. Invented by Jean-Léon Reutter, it’s powered by miniscule changes in atmospheric pressure — Edmon Jaeger acquired the patent and licensed it beginning in 1936. The Atmos is still produced in numerous forms today, and remains the Swiss government’s foremost diplomatic gift.

From classic, near-centuries old designs like the Reverso and the Atmos to modern über-complications such as the brilliant Master Gyrotourbillon, Jaeger-LeCoultre remains on the cutting edge of horological technology nearly two centuries after its founding.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Moonphase

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Regular price
$18,700
Regular price
Sale price
$18,700
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Moonphase

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