The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph ref. 153847N is another one of the creations presented by this manufacture as part of their partnership with automaker Aston Martin. While the Master Chronograph bears a small Aston Martin logo on the dial and the case back, this watch still maintains the clean and very classic look of all other Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces.
This chronograph is fitted with a stainless steel case measuring 40mm in diameter with perfectly balanced proportions. The Master Chronograph ref. 153847N is fitted with a convex black matte dial with applied hour-markers, recessed chronograph registers and dauphine hands. The configuration of the dial includes an hour-chrono register at 9, a minute-chrono register at 3, running seconds at 6, a date aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock and a pulsometer scale around the edge of the dial. The red accents adjacent to the minute markers along with the red writing on the word 'Automatique' provide the perfect amount of contrast to a beautifully balanced dial. It is important to mention that under certain type of light the dial almost appears like an anthracite dial ranging from deep black to graphite gray.
The case features a polished bezel and polished lugs with a brushed satin finish on the caseband. These alternating finishes create the perfect symphony on this very well designed timepiece. This watch is fitted with rectangular chrono pushers that are easy to press and a properly sized crown that is very easy to grip and use when setting the date and time.
The Master Chronograph is fitted with a solid case back that is nicely engraved and finished with very appealing visual elements including a small Aston Martin logo. The beating heart inside this watch is the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 751A/1 composed of 277 parts, 39 jewels, double-barrel and that provides a power reserve of 65 hours when fully wound. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph and the watch is waterproof rated to a depth of 50 meters.
This watch comes fitted with a black alligator strap with double-folding clasp that is very comfortable and somewhat stiff when you first put it on. We are confident that after a few days of wearing this watch the strap will break-in nicely and it will become quite supple and malleable.
This Master Chronograph wears true to its size and perhaps slightly bigger like a 41mm watch. The wrist presence of this watch is sporty, yet elegant and a must have if you like chronographs —especially considering the appealing price of this timepiece. Also available in 18K rose gold and with different dial options without the Aston Martin logo on it.
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