The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 40 ref. 1618420 in stainless steel brings you the best perpetual calendar that money can buy at a fraction of the price with other brands. This fascinating complication is fitted with a case measuring 40mm in diameter that houses a manual wound caliber that provides a power reserve of 8 days —when fully wound— thanks to its two winding barrels. As you can appreciate in the pictures, the dial is very clean and perfectly balanced with the same indicators as the previous model but all of them placed in a more appealing way. This is the only perpetual calendar with an 8-day power reserve fitted with a manual winding movement and mechanically programmed until the year 2100. To make this watch even more interesting, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to fit this complication with one single corrector to set all the functions of the perpetual calendar.
The silvered sunray-brushed dial is perfectly balanced featuring the month, day, date, moon phase and year aperture at the bottom half of the dial. The top half only features the two small indicators for the power reserve at 11 and the night/day indicator at 1 o'clock. The moon phase indicator provides a perfect contrasting touch to the dial and the dauphine hands complete the symphony of color, balance and design.
This watch is fitted with the manual-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 876-440B composed of 262 parts, 37 jewels and two winding barrels. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph and provides a power-reserve of 8 days when fully wound. The calibre is beautifully decorated with 'Côtes Soleillées' —a decoration developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre and reserved for their most sophisticated movements— and its 'grandeur' can be fully appreciated via the display case back. You can now start drooling over the beauty of this masterpiece of horology.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 40 in stainless steel is a true horological masterpiece and perhaps the most affordable perpetual calendar in the market. Fitted with a matte black alligator strap with deployant buckle the watch wears true to its size and perhaps even a little bigger. Beautiful, elegant and fascinating are the adjectives that come to mind when talking about this timepiece. Not only you will be owning a fascinating complication but also a watch that is made by one of the most amazing watch manufactures in the history of horology. This watch is also available in white gold and rose gold.
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