Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch Q1548471

Japanese Movement Replica Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Black Dial Automatic Men’s Watch Item No. Q1548471

The only difference between these two watches is from the dial. The new model has a sector dial — like we have seen from Laurent Ferrier, also for the record, in a style much like my very favourite Patek Philippe Calatrava — using a plain brushed silvered finish underneath.Since this is a brand new entry-level watch for Jaeger-LeCoultre, let us think about everything else you may be spending your cash on instead. Assuming you’re going to need equivalent levels of “big brand” recognition, you might be looking at fellow Richemont new IWC, whose new Ingenieur offers a lot of the exact same aesthetic cues in the 1950s albeit in a more buttoned-up, practical type of way. Sticking with IWC, you could also get your hands on a Portofino midsize and alter, but that’s a little more dainty compared to Jaeger-LeCoultre. So are a lot of those other options. Zenith’s new Elite Classic, which prices #4,200, is beautiful but more of a rival to the old-style Master Control, maybe not that young new edition. For around the #5,000 mark you can look at a Cartier Drive in stainless steel, or a Bulgari Octo Roma, both of which may satisfy your urge to stick out from the audience — but neither is precisely treading about the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s toes. There isn’t a lot out there like this at the moment.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch Q1548471

Six-figure cost tags are a dime a dozen over the show floor. When I first saw the new Master Control Date with a business dial at Jaeger-LeCoultre’s stall, I knew I wanted to get a time with it in my wrist, but once each conversation I had with journalists, collectors, and other business friends kept coming back into a $5,700 time-and-date watch, I knew we had something special on our hands.Openworked tourbillons and decimal striking watches are great, sure, but when we’re being honest, they’re show bits over anything else. Very few will ever be produced, and very few will ever be worn out-and-about. I’m not saying I do not like these kinds of watches — I find them endlessly interesting and lust-worthy — only that I find watches like this Jaeger-LeCoultre much more compelling in the long run. It’s a easy watch that provides real watchmaking indoors, has a distinctive design, and comes in at a cost which makes it cheap to a comparatively large swathe of their watch-loving population.Let’s look at the way the new sector dial Master Control Date came about and then dig into the specifics of the watch itself.The Master Control collection made its debut to Jaeger-LeCoultre back in 1992. The idea was to make a line of watches which represented the values of pure, classic watchmaking, with a concentration on simple aesthetics, functionality, understated technology, and long-term performance. Along with the first collection of watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre started its “1,000 Hours Control” quality test program, which topics finished watches into a six-week program of tests.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch Q1548471

However, before I could begin enjoying this opinion, I needed to do one thing: change the strap. Packaged using all the Master Control Date is a dark blue alligator strap with some padding up top and matching blue stitching. But, I found that the strap to be extremely stiff and uncomfortable, with the padding unnecessary and wonky. I am sure it’d soften up a little after a while wear, but the quality did not appear to match that of the opinion itself. I snapped the watch onto a textured grey calf leather strap (from the HODINKEE Shop, if you’ll allow an accidental but shameless plug) and it immediately felt right in home.Most of my buddies are pretty used to seeing me show up places with some new watch in my wrist that I am obliged to wear for a review (tough life, I know). Usually they do not even take notice anymore, and very rarely do they remark on the watches. This view however got tons of attention. I had non-watch friends asking to test it on, which never happens.If you are a longtime HODINKEE reader, it probably comes as no surprise that I actually dig this particular watch. As someone not-so-mildly obsessed with things like classic Richard Neutra buildings and older Leica cameras, a modestly-sized watch using a clean, minimalist dial inspired by mid-century functionalism is right in my wheelhouse. But, even if you can’t pick a Case Study House out of a lineup, the Master Control Date’s design should still be appealing. It’s easy to read, comfortable on the wrist, and also the subtle contrasts with the dial make it something you’ll be able to look at repeatedly, discovering something new each time.

Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch Q1548471
Silver-tone stainless steel case with a black alligator leather strap. Fixed silver-tone stainless steel bezel. Black dial with silver-tone hands and index and Arabic numeral hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Date display at the 3 o’clock position. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Transparent case back. Case size: 39 mm. Round case shape. Water resistant at 50 meters / 165 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch Q1548471.


  • Jaeger LeCoultre

  • Master Control

  • Q1548471

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Automatic


  • 39 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Round

  • Transparent


  • Analog

  • Black

  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire

  • Silver-tone

  • Minute Markers around the outer rim

  • Index and Arabic Numeral

  • Fixed


  • Strap

  • Alligator Leather

  • Black


  • 50 meters / 165 feet

  • Date display at the 3 o’clock position

  • Date, Hour, Minute, Second

  • Alligator Leather, Calendar, Leather, Stainless Steel

Additional Info

  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty

  • 7630007189274

  • JLC-Q1548471

  • Watches

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