I doubt I’ll ever get over the excitement of having a manufacturer’s entire (almost) range of new watches placed in front of me.
A fortnight ago TVG was invited to The Stables at Randwick Race Course to get hands on with the Jaeger-LeCoultre 2014 novelties. 2014 was a relatively quiet year for Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) but it didn’t stop them releasing some of their finest timepieces to date. In my opinion Jaeger-LeCoultre is highly underrated in Australia, presenting outstanding value and heritage. JLC is a special brand in that they do every model in their range well. From the super rare invention pieces right down to their steel Master Ultra Thin – there isn’t a model I don’t like and that’s very rare, to enjoy every thing a brand does, not just a selection of models across the range.
Below are my highlights from the viewing, including Sam’s Deep Sea Vintage Chrono below, one of my all time favourites. Aside from the obvious highlights I really took to the Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931. I’ve never been able to wear the Reverso but the Rose Gold Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 felt like it was made for my wrist, complemented by a soft Cordovan leather strap – an absolute classic!
Unfortunately the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon wasn’t in attendance on the day so I wasn’t able to shoot the thinnest minute repeater in the world. It was however the real highlight of 2014 and an astonishing achievement from JLC so I wanted to include it here.