The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control 1833 Ultra Thin has a good chance of biting a healthy chunk of flesh off a market of deceptively simple while extremely elegant luxury timepieces, which is currently dominated by Patek Philippe’s Calatrava family. With its remarkably clean design, which is both pleasant to look at and easy to read, the new dress watch has a good chance of becoming as desirable and highly sought after as the legendary Reverso line.
Audemars Piguet has revealed its new Royal Oak Carbon Concept Tourbillon and Chronograph(Ref. 26265FO.OO.D002CR.01). Light as a Formula 1 car and sturdy as a Soviet tank, this is the first watch with both case and movement made of so-called “forged” carbon. Although the exterior of this timekeeper is a little bit too high tech to me, I must admit that, among all the recently introduced “sporty” chronographs, this one offers the most balanced combination of cutting-edge technologies and classic complications. If the Swiss Manufacture will ever decide to make a one-off version for some charity event, I am sure it will break a record or two when it comes to the maximum price and a top number of bidders.