Jaeger-Lecoultre is one of the most prominent Swiss watch manufactures. It has made a lot of reliable movements used by brands such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin. Their watches are of very good value in terms of price, complications and reliability.
1. Jaeger-Lecoultre Ultra Thin Moon 39mm
Jaeger-Lecoultre’s ultrathin watches offer you some of the best watch cases in haute horology. The ultrathin Moon has a diameter of 39mm. In black or silver dials, the watch can gives you two different styles. While we would recommend the black dial version, the silver dial offers a very classic look for formal attire. The black dial version looks more striking especially with color contrast with the gold moon. The dial itself can look a bit bluish depending on lighting. This watch is around 50K HKD after discounts. The movement features a gold rotor and very fine finishing. It is a bang for your buck as a watch with moonphase display and finely finished movement, case, and dial.
2. Jaeger-Lecoultre True Second Universal Time
Say goodbye to the six-figure worldtimers that you can only browse on Google. At around 70-80k HKD, you can get this new 2016 JLC worldtimer which has another impressive complication – the deadbeat second. Yes, this is a mechanical watch but the second hand does not sweep. Instead, it ticks like quartz watches. This allows a more precise reading of time. Completed with the new JLC movement which now features a solid gold rotor, the watch offers you a very fine worldtimer at a price that is hard to beat. The details on the dial are also impressive with a world map, the names of cities and a rotating ring that you can adjust to show time of different places.
3. Jaeger-Lecoultre ultrathin Perpetual Calendar
The ultrathin Moon is not enough for you? No problem. Here is the new black dial Jaeger-Lecoultre Perpetual Calendar. It is 39mm wide and displays the day, the date, the month, the year and the moonphase at 12o’c clock. This is by far the best perpetual calendar at this price range. You can get this watch at around 110k HKD after discounts. Other versions include white dial in steel and in rose gold and white gold. It is a very practical watch with a very competitive price. The black dial version has a movement that features a solid gold rotor which JLC has seemingly been installing them on other movements as well.