Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Grand Feu 39mm Replica
When I first laid eyes on the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Grand Feu only one question formed in my mind - Does it come with a tuxedo? I'm going to need a tux to pull that off. With a dial of super heated Gran Feu enamel, JLC has found a clever way of adding some visual flare to a very delicate and minimal dress replica watch design.
With a 39mm wide 18k white gold case, the Grand Feu is right in the sweet spot for a proper dress replica watch and, at just 5 mm thick, it's not going to snag on anything but the tightest of cuffs. The dial is simple, elegant, and beautifully legible with dauphine hands and a subtle inscription of "Email Grand Feu" between the seven and eight markers ("email" is French for enamel).
An excellent example of an under-the-radar luxury timepiece, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Grand Feu Replica is the sort of replica watch that will get the attention of a true enthusiast or Jaeger collector. As if the Master Ultra Thin line was not impressive enough (being one of the thinnest manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre replica watches in existence), this Grand Feu dial is exceeding complicated to produce, with delicate layers of enamel heated up to 900 C and laid by hand to lend a subtle but noteworthy artistry to the dial.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Grand Feu uses Jaeger's calibre 849, a handwound single barrel movement with a thickness of just 1.85mm. Comprised of 123 pieces, with a running rate of 21,600 vph and 35 hours of power reserve, this gorgeous and fully decorated movement is, for the sake of thinness, regrettably hidden behind a solid case back. A Swiss replica watch as thin as the Grand Feu, or indeed the Jubilee, would not be possible without a movement as impressive and capable as the 849.