Insider: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche. Hands-on with an Elegant, Classic and Timeless Timepiece.

This post is dedicated to all watchlifestylers that like classic brands and timepieces that are elegant and timeless. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche ref. 1378420 is a watch that you can wear in any setting and that is perfectly suited for the most demanding occasions. This watch, with its power-reserve register and pointer-type date display, is as elegant as it gets and a classic timepiece that you won't have a problem wearing with jeans or a bespoke suit.

The Dial

The dial on this watch is perfectly balanced and just beautiful. Even when the dial features so many elements —power-reserve register between 10 and 11, date indicator between 1 and 3 and running seconds at 6 o'clock—, it is pure perfection and a real treat to the eyes.

The dial has a silver sunburst brushed design with rhodium-plated arrow hour markers and anodized blue 'dauphine' hands. All registers on the dial are recessed and carefully elaborated. The dial is very traditional looking with clear resemblance of vintage timepieces from a different era and its overall design and layout is just timeless and gorgeous.

The Strap

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche in stainless steel is fitted with a black alligator strap with deployant buckle that couldn't look more distinguished. The combination of the black strap with the silver dial and stainless steel case measuring 39mm and 9.9mm in thickness is stunning. This watch is a perfect timepiece to be worn while trading commodities on the floor or during a gala dinner after a concert at the Wiener Symphoniker. 

The Movement

The beating heart in this watch is the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 938 —composed of 273 pieces and 41 jewels— that provides a power-reserve of 43 hours when fully wound. The movement is visible through the display case back and it's nicely finished with 'Côtes de Genève' and the usual Master Control 1000 Hours engraving on the rotor.

On the Wrist & Pricing

This fantastic Jaeger-LeCoultre watch comes with all the pedigree you could ask for in a watch. This timepiece will catch the wandering eyes of other watchlifestylers around you wherever you go. On the wrist, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche wears very comfortably but somewhat larger than its actual size and more like a 40-41mm; regardless, it is one amazing timepiece worthy of being part of anyone's watch collection. Also available in 18K rose gold and 18K rose gold with an encrusted diamond bezel with 80 diamonds totaling 0.57 carats.

Sticker Price $9,300 USD. For more info on Jaeger-LeCoultre click here.