A few weeks ago we suggested to you that if we had to choose just one brand to buy all our watches from it would have to be Jaeger-LeCoultre. Straight-Six wrote:
The sheer breadth and depth of the Jaeger-LeCoultre catalogue, its graceful designs, the brand’s mechanical prowess and exquisitely maintained heritage and pedigree are, we humbly submit, without equal in the world of high-end watches.
Delving into our unpublished videos from SIHH this year only served to prove the point. We’ve already brought you a detailed look at what we thought the brand’s most interesting piece was this year: the Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon. But what of the rest of the new models? As if to demonstrate how true Six’s words were, here’s a look at exactly the sort of “breadth and depth” we’re talking about. The video below was not edited, you’ll see exactly what we did at the Jaeger-LeCoultre stand. We didn’t edit out any of the duds because they’re simply weren’t any. We kick off with the Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire and the excellence continues through Master Control, Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche, Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon, Grande Reverso Calendar, Grande Reverso Blue Enamel, Grande Reverso Ultra Thin only to conclude with The Fool’s personal favourite: the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph. Every single piece that came out of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch box was a winner.
Go on, click play; we doubt you’ll disagree.
SIHH 2012: Jaeger-LeCoultre
This video from SIHH 2012 was not edited, you’ll see exactly what we did at the Jaeger-LeCoultre stand. We didn’t edit out any of the duds because they’re simply weren’t any. Every single piece that came out of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch box was a winner.
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