Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch Q1538420

Low Price Replica Jaeger LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch Item No. Q1538420

Six-figure price tags are a dime a dozen on the show floor. When I first saw the new Master Control Date using a sector dial in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s stall, I knew I needed to get some time with it on my wrist, but when every conversation I had with collectors, journalists, and other industry friends kept coming back into some $5,700 time-and-date watch, I knew we had something special on our hands.Openworked tourbillons and decimal dramatic watches are great, sure, but if we are being honest, they’re show pieces more than anything else. Very few will be produced, and very few will ever be worn out-and-about. I’m not saying I don’t like such watches — I find them endlessly fascinating and lust-worthy — only that I find watches such as this Jaeger-LeCoultre much more compelling in the end. It is a simple watch which offers actual watchmaking inside, has a distinctive design, and comes in at a price which makes it cheap to a comparatively large swathe of their watch-loving population.Let’s look at the way the new industry dial Master Control Date came about and then dig into the details 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 worth of pure, classic watchmaking, having a concentration on simple aesthetics, performance, understated technology, and long-term functionality. Together with the first collection of watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre started its “1,000 Hours Control” quality test program, which subjects finished watches to some six-week program of evaluations.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch Q1538420

Talking of that, it’s likely worth defining here what a sector dial is and where it comes from. Loosely speaking, a business dial is characterized by and takes its title from the so-called “industry,” which is the central ring to the dial using radiating markers in the hours. Along with that, sector dials can have additional curricular registers marking out different increments of time, either outside the sector or at the dial’s edge. They are often two-tone, with the coloration inside the industry and away from the sector differing slightly.The history of these dials is a little hazy, and the majority of the big watchmakers produced them in one time or another (not a surprise, since most brands were using the exact same dial manufacturers). They originate sometime in the late 1920s or early 1930s and could be traced into two programs — officials watches to the military and scientific watches for laboratory use. It’s unclear which came first, but the style flourished from the ’30s and ’40s, for both pocket watches and wristwatches, with Patek Philippe, Omega, and IWC creating some of the most famous examples. Sometime in the late ’40s or early ’50s the prevalence of sector dials started to wane before almost entirely disappearing from catalogs.However, recently, the design is becoming popular and watchmakers are producing new shoots on the vintage style. Whether it’s anything to do with the mania for mid century everything that’s cropped up within the previous half-decade or not is another question for another time, but there’s no doubt that sector dials are hot at the moment. And this watch might be one of the hottest examples.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch Q1538420

The Master Control Date is the base of this Master Control collection. Here the stainless steel case is 39mm round and just 8.5mm thick. The tops of the lugs and the curved bezel are polished, but the sides of the instance are brushed, rendering it a sharp border and some added contrast.What really makes this watch special though is that the dial. The sector dial is two-tone, with an opaline end in the middle and a satin-brushed finish around the outer section. Both are silver in color, but in more direct lighting that the center appears almost cream colored while the exterior resembles the brushed steel of the case. The majority of the markings, including the sector and also the numerals, are black, with bright blue accents at the five-minute marks and about the date disk. There are two details have have attracted criticism from others, also, in both situations, I’m really on the side of this watch. The first, if you have not guessed already, is the window. Purists be damned, I think that it makes this a much better view for daily wear (and basic industry sales figures would indicate that many watch buyers agree with me). I understand needing a pure, date-less dialup, and I certainly would not argue with it this way, but I think Jaeger-LeCoultre has done a wonderful job integrating it into the design instead of just cutting out a hole in an already configured dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch Q1538420

The two counters are large and appropriately spaced, evidence that in house can be beneficial. The motion, even if nicely decorated, will remain hidden behind a closed back. This watch provides passengers with a novel way of reading the next time zone. The aperture at the lower part of the dial displays the titles of 24 world cities, representing all the time zones. A crown placed at 10 o’clock on the situation makes adjusting the indicator of the second time zone simplicity itself. A sort of simplified and practical world-time watch. While this type of screen is nothing historic, the combination with the sector style of this dial stays pleasant. It’s clean and never overloaded with indications.Indeed, in precisely the exact same strand as the chronograph, JLC chose to keep things simple here and also to focus only on the principles, removing the hand-indicated date and power reserve indicator, which are normally placed on the upper half of the dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch Q1538420

Stainless steel case with a black crocodile leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Silver dial with black hands and index hour markers. An Arabic numeral marks the 12 o’clock position. Minute markers. Pulse rate scale appears around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Date display the between 4 and 5 o’clock positions. Chronograph – three sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour. Automatic movement with a 65-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Solid case back. Case diameter: 40 mm. Case thickness: 12.6 mm. Round case shape. Band width: 20 mm. Band length: 8.25 inches. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 50 meters/ 165 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, second, date, chronograph. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Item Variations: Q1538420, 1538420, 153.84.20, Q153.84.20. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Silver Dial Automatic Mens Watch Q1538420.

Information


  • Jaeger LeCoultre

  • Master

  • Q1538420

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Automatic

  • Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre JLC 751

  • 65 hours

Case


  • 40 mm

  • 12.6 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Round

  • Solid

Dial


  • Analog

  • Silver

  • Sapphire

  • Black

  • Arabic Numeral marks the 12 o’clock position. Minute Markers. Pulse rate scale appears around the outer rim

  • Index

  • Three – 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour

  • Fixed Stainless Steel

Band


  • Strap

  • Crocodile Leather

  • Black

  • 8.25 inches

  • 20 mm

  • Deployment

Features


  • 50 meters / 165 feet

  • Date display between 4 and 5 o’clock position

  • Chronograph, Date, Hour, Minute, Second

  • Calendar, Chronograph, Leather, Stainless Steel

Additional Info


  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty


  • 7630007127054

  • JLC-Q1538420

  • Q1538420, 1538420, 153.84.20, Q153.84.20

  • Watches

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