Insider: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph. One of the Most Classical and Elegant Chronographs in the Market.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph ref. 1538420 is another one of those classical timeless pieces from this manufacture. The Master Chronograph is perhaps the most well balanced and most classical looking chronograph in the market. This chronograph fitted with a highly polished stainless steel case measuring 40mm in diameter, comes with perfectly balanced proportions and a timeless design. The Master Chronograph ref. 1537420 is fitted with a convex silver sunray brushed dial with applied hour-markers, recessed chronograph registers and alpha hands —all chronograph hands are anodized blue. 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 case, bezel and even the chrono pushers are highly polished —the Aston Martin model includes alternating satin brushed and highly polished areas. The rectangular curved chrono pushers are easy to press and the watch is fitted with a perfectly 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 like the traditional 1000 Hours Control seal. 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 more 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 in stainless steel with the Aston Martin logo on it reviewed here.

Sticker Price $9,700 USD. For more info on Jaeger-LeCoultre click here.