In keeping with tradition, the 2019 edition of the Only Watch event will kick off in Monaco from 25 to 28 September. Under the distinguished patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the eighth edition of the biennial and charitable Only Watch event will once again go on a promotional world tour, with stops in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. The event will come to a close in Geneva from 7 to 9 November, where the charity auction will take place, the proceeds of which will go towards medical research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Association monégasque contre les myopathies.
A unique piece for a noble cause
Watchmaking innovation at the service of medical research
This year, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture is honored to be included among other major names in the watchmaking industry to participate in this worthy cause. The Manufacture will be offering a unique piece for the auction: the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel Chestnut. An absolutely stunning white gold watch with a hand-guillochéd enamel dial in a striking chestnut colour.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin collection enjoys the reputation of an elegant and discreet watch with a subtle vintage feel. That being said this new Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel Chestnut piece highlights the talents of the Manufacture’s artisans who work together in the Rare Handcrafts™ (Métiers Rares®) workshop to retain the aesthetics of the collection.
On a first glance itself, the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel Chestnut will captivate you with that sparkling yet warm translucent enamel chestnut coloured dial. Along with the hours, minutes, the date counter at 9 o’clock and the days of the week at 3 o’clock, this 39mm hand-guillochéd dial features a new display of the perpetual calendar at 12 o’clock. This unique piece also displays a subtle moon phase that simultaneously indicates the moon’s waxing and waning phases in both hemispheres at 6 o’clock. The Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel Chestnut houses the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868A/2 with automatic winding.
The full splendour of the sunburst guilloché radiates on the dial, providing the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel Chestnut with an impression of relief and depth. The guillochage work was carried out by hand on both the dial and the counters by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s artisans, who bring all of their expertise to bear with rare precision, working with age-old machines and tools in the purest watchmaking tradition. A unique piece to help support a noble cause.