There are few things in life as precious as time.

Two brands that epitomise the celebration of each valuable minute and every special moment, Val de Vie Estate and Jaeger-LeCoultre, have been in partnership since 2016.

The latest Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces:

MASTER CONTROL CALENDAR

In the 1940s and ’50s Jaeger-LeCoultre was renowned for its triple calendar moon-phase movements, and the new Master Control Calendar brings that tradition into the 21st century. With a case measuring 40mm x 10.95mm, it is offered in either steel or Le Grand Rose gold®.

The finely balanced classical layout of the dial is retained, with the dates marked around the periphery, indicated by a red-tipped hand, the days and months displayed in the upper part of the dial, and the moon-phase set within the small seconds subdial in the lower part. But there is a fresh new twist to the date display: as well as updating Calibre 866 with the same performance-enhancing improvements made to cal.899, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s engineers have added a delightful new jumping complication. Every month, the date hand makes a 90-degree leap from the 15th to the 16th, in order not to obscure the moon-phase display.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

Dimensions: 40mm x 10.95mm
Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 866 (new generation)
Functions: hours/minutes, small seconds, day, jumping date, month, moon phases
Power reserve: 70 hours
Case: stainless steel or Le Grand Rose gold®, satin and polished finishes, sapphire crystal case-back Water-resistance: 5 bar
Dial: silver sunray finish, applied indexes
Strap: Novonappa® calf or alligator
Reference: Q4148420 (stainless steel), Q4142520 (Le Grand Rose gold®)

MASTER CONTROL CHRONOGRAPH CALENDAR

In the 1940s and ’50s Jaeger-LeCoultre was renowned for its triple calendar moon-phase movements, and the new Master Control Calendar brings that tradition into the 21st century. With a case measuring 40mm x 10.95mm, it is offered in either steel or Le Grand Rose gold®.

The finely balanced classical layout of the dial is retained, with the dates marked around the periphery, indicated by a red-tipped hand, the days and months displayed in the upper part of the dial, and the moon-phase set within the small seconds subdial in the lower part. But there is a fresh new twist to the date display: as well as updating Calibre 866 with the same performance-enhancing improvements made to cal.899, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s engineers have added a delightful new jumping complication. Every month, the date hand makes a 90-degree leap from the 15th to the 16th, in order not to obscure the moon-phase display.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

Dimensions: 40mm x 10.95mm
Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 866 (new generation)
Functions: hours/minutes, small seconds, day, jumping date, month, moon phases
Power reserve: 70 hours
Case: stainless steel or Le Grand Rose gold®, satin and polished finishes, sapphire crystal case-back Water-resistance: 5 bar
Dial: silver sunray finish, applied indexes
Strap: Novonappa® calf or alligator
Reference: Q4148420 (stainless steel), Q4142520 (Le Grand Rose gold®)

MASTER CONTROL DATE

With its cool, silvery-white colour palette, minimalistic design and refined details, the Master Control Date anchor the new collection. Thanks to its slim movement, Calibre 899, the 40mm steel case of the Master Control Date is just 8.78mm thick. A Jaeger-LeCoultre mainstay since its introduction fifteen years ago, Calibre 899 has been repeatedly updated to incorporate the latest performance-enhancing technology.

Revised again for the new Master Control collection, the latest-generation Calibre 899 features a new escapement and pallets: reconstructed in a slightly modified shape, they are made of silicon to minimise friction and thus consume less energy. The central-seconds wheel has been redesigned to eliminate shaking; the fixing screws of the oscillating wheel are made of highly resistant titanium, rather than steel; and new oils, specifically formulated for the new materials, have been used. In order to increase the power reserve to 70 hours, the barrel was redesigned to accommodate a stronger and longer mainspring without increasing the 3.3mm height of the movement.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

Dimensions: 40mm x 8.78mm
Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899 (new generation) Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date
Power reserve: 70 hours
Case: stainless steel, satin and polished finishes, sapphire crystal case-back Water-resistance: 5 bar
Dial: silver sunray finish, applied indexes
Strap: Novonappa® calf
Reference: Q4018420

We look forward to a riveting polo season with this sophisticated brand returning as our Official Timekeeping Partner.