Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Automatic Meteorite Dial Men's Watch Q1558421

Eta Movement Replica Watches Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Automatic Meteorite Dial Men’s Watch Item No. Q1558421

Talking of which, it is probably worth defining here what a business dial is and where it comes from. Loosely speaking, a sector dial is characterized by and takes its name from the so-called “industry,” which is the fundamental ring to the dial with radiating markers at the hours. Along with this, sector dials may have other nested registers marking out different increments of time, either outside the sector or in the dial’s border. They are often two-tone, together with the coloration inside the sector and outside the sector differing slightly.The history of those dials is a little hazy, and the majority of the big watchmakers made them at one time or another (maybe not a surprise, because most manufacturers were using the exact same dial makers). They arise sometime in the late 1920s or early 1930s and can be traced into two applications — officials watches for the military and scientific watches for laboratory usage. It’s uncertain which came first, but the style flourished in the ’30s and ’40s, for the two pocket watches and wristwatches, with Patek Philippe, Omega, and IWC making a few of the most lauded examples. Sometime in the late ’40s or early ’50s the prevalence of industry dials started to wane before almost entirely evaporating from catalogs.However, recently, the design is becoming popular again and watchmakers are producing new takes on the classic style. Whether it has anything to do with the mania for mid-century everything that’s cropped up within the last half-decade or not is another question for another time, but there is no doubt that industry dials are hot at the moment. And this watch might be one of the hottest examples.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Automatic Meteorite Dial Men's Watch Q1558421

First from the new Master Control Collection is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date Sector Dial, probably the most appealing of the 3 versions, besides being the simplest: 3 hands, a date window — a few may find it irrelevant, we believe it has its utility and it does not ruin the layout. Not basic, but essential. This variant is reasonably small (39mm), thin (8.5mm) and also balanced. In addition, the simplicity of the screen allows for the pleasure of the sector-dial. On the wrist… really comfortable, light, discreet but with enough presence.Inside the steel case and supporting a sapphire crystal is the calibre 899/1, the newest generation of automatic motions introduced by JLC. Only 3.3mm thick, it enables the watch to be well proportioned. With 219 parts in total, a 4Hz frequency along with a 38h power reserve, it features the required and much more, as certified by the “1000 Hours Control”. The concluding, with a strong rose gold strand and nice decoration throughout is quite pleasant. Price-wise, this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date Sector Dial can be obtained for EUR 5,900, which makes it the most entry-level offer for the Master set — the normal Master Control Date in steel is priced at EUR 6,400, even though featuring a folding clasp. In general, JLC includes a more attractive deal, both visually and price-wise. Really, if sector dials are trendy, the combination with a chronograph function gets even more desirable. Concerning design, the integration of the chrono to this two-tone dial is a success, mainly because JLC has opted to go for a more contemporary and much more vintage-oriented two-register screen (instead of the customary 3-counter chronograph in the Master series). But surprisingly, the watch does not contain a small-second sub-dial anymore but a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter tops. No play, a 3-register display would have been disappointing.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Automatic Meteorite Dial Men's Watch Q1558421

Mostly, it’s how it appears. The “sector” dial — made from concentric circles split up into segments by extended hour marks — is a layout relic from the previous half of this century used by watchmakers like Omega and Longines. Together with the industry’s present vintage resurrection, it was bound to make a comeback, even though it’s still rather uncommon. On the Master Control, the brushed finish of this silver center ring really pops out against the matte cream background.There are other small things. Rather than thick, lume-coated hands, the JLC’s are essentially an open framework. It’d be a wonky look on plenty of different watches, but it’s a perfect match here — matching the vintage aesthetic when allowing the brushed regions of the dial to remain (mostly) unobscured. Those hands point to black published numerals and subdued blue hour markers across the exterior of the watch.The situation itself is equally magnificent. At 39mm in diameter and just 8.5mm thick, so it’s perfectly proportioned — not too small, not too thin. It’ll easily fit beneath a shirt cuff, but it won’t have the fragile feeling of an ultra-thin watch. The low height also makes it light and comfortable to wear. You might forget you’re wearing it. Until you hear the rotor, anyway.So where does that place the Master compared to its other Korean peers? Well, it’s worth noting that this edition of the Master Control is currently Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most economical mechanical opinion, no doubt in an attempt to reach a larger client base who are looking at similarly priced Rolexes or Omegas. Watches from such blue-chip manufacturers seem great because there’s both brand awareness and promotion to describe how anti-magnetic or tough or accurate they are. They are not only crafted, they’re “engineered” And that’s to say nothing of the sort of societal baggage that can come with being the man with all the Rolex.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Automatic Meteorite Dial Men's Watch Q1558421

Stainless steel case with a black (alligator) leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Meteorite dial with grey hands and index hour markers. Arabic numerals mark the 3, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. Date scale appears around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Day of the week and month displays above center dial. Small seconds / moonphase sub-dial. Jaeger LeCoultre calibre JLC 866 automatic movement with a 43-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull / push crown. Transparent case back. Case size: 39 mm. Case thickness: 10.6 mm. Round case shape. Fold over clasp. Water resistant at 50 meters / 165 feet. Functions: full calendar, moon phase, month, date, day, hour, minute, small second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Item Variations: Q1558421, 1558421, 155.84.21, Q155.84.21. Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Automatic Meteorite Dial Mens Watch Q1558421.

Information


  • Jaeger LeCoultre

  • Master Control

  • Q1558421

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Automatic

  • Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre JLC 866

  • 43 hours

Case


  • 39 mm

  • 10.6 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Round

  • Transparent

Dial


  • Analog

  • Meteorite

  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire

  • Grey

  • Arabic Numerals mark the 3, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. Date scale appears around the outer rim

  • Index

  • Small Seconds / Moonphase Sub-dial

  • Fixed

  • Pull / Push

Band


  • Strap

  • (Alligator) Leather

  • Black

  • Fold Over

Features


  • 50 meters / 165 feet

  • Day of the Week and Month Display

  • Full Calendar, Moon Phase, Month, Date, Day, Hour, Minute, Small Second

  • Calendar, Leather, Month, Moon Phase, Stainless Steel

Additional Info


  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty


  • 7630007162215

  • JLC-Q1558421

  • Q1558421, 1558421, 155.84.21, Q155.84.21

  • Watches

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