Selling a rare, black dial version of the Jaeger LeCoultre JLC Master Moon 140.8.98.S. A true masterpiece in horology - a triple calendar with day, date, month, and moonphase. All within a slim thickness of 10.8mm. The stainless steel case is 37mm wide, but wears like a 39mm because of the thin case proportion. This model has been long discontinued in favour of a modern, less elegant version that doesn't come in a black dial. The contrast of colours: black dial vs white words, red accents vs the night blue disc, silver markers vs the gold moon, is a visual treat. This watch runs the JLC 891/448/2 movement, which is fitted with a pin regulation system. The movement oscillates at 28,800 vph, and has 275 parts. It has 36 jewels, and since this is a Master Control series watch, has completed the rigorous 1,000 hours testing regimen. The rotor for the auto winding mechanism has a 22 carat yellow gold segment mounted to its outer edge to give it the weight needed to be an efficient winder. The beautiful movement can be viewed through the transparent case back! This example comes in a full set: all outer and inner boxes, instruction manual and guarantee card. It also has the original deployant, and two original JLC straps (current is brown as the black one has been well worn). I also have the original catalogue which is hard to find now. Originally bought from Paragon Cortina in 2004, the watch has just been serviced in May 2019 with JLC HK. This would have cost $1,190 in Singapore. It is now immaculate and keeps time perfectly. Having written this much, I am now very reluctant to sell, but other pieces are coming into my collection. If you need more info, check out this review by Tim Mosso from watchbox.com. In this video, he reveals that he has this exact watch himself! This should be a testament to its appeal: https://youtu.be/3e2a5yME4TE Just as everyone else is going after a Rolex... why not this masterpiece? A real complication with a movement you can actually see, and the combination of numbers that is different every single day of the year. Still costs less than a stainless steel Rolex now.
2 weeks ago In Men's Watches