Jaeger-LeCoultre dresses one of its most impressive Master Control models in mid-twentieth-century style with a sharp-looking pink gold case with a black dial and red accents.

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar.

Inspired by its own Memovox and Futurematic collections from the 1950s and 1960s, Jaeger-LeCoultre offers the new Master Control Chronograph Calendar with patterned sub-dials and a dark blue moon-phase indicator, both of which nicely contrast with the black brushed sunray dial.

You might recall that Jaeger-LeCoultre applies the Master Control name to watches that pass its in-house 1,000-Hour Control Certification. The rigorous testing protocol, now standard for all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, involves testing not only the movement but the entire cased-up watch.

The vintage styling on the Master Control Chronograph Calendar is framed by a pulsometric scale marked around the flange. This red-colored display was traditionally used by physicians to measure patients’ heart rates, and, as the watchmaker notes, is still relevant today. The red is repeated on the sub-dials and in the day and month windows.

The full dial is beautifully balanced. The complete calendar and a bi-compax chronograph indications are easy to read while the day and month windows in the upper section of the dial are almost symmetric with the moon-phase and date indicator at 6 o’clock.

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s excellent automatic Caliber 759, an integrated chronograph with a column-wheel chronograph and vertical clutch, powers the watch’s timing indicators and the triple calendar with moon-phase display. The movement, finely decorated and visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, offers a strong sixty-five-hour power reserve. (See below for additional specifications). 

Price: $32,500. 

Specifications: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar 

Case: 40mm by 12.05mm pink gold, 50 meters of water resistance. 

Movement: Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 759 with a 65-hour power reserve. 

Dial: Black sunray-brushed with indicators for hours, minutes, small seconds, day, date, month, moon phases, chronograph with 30- minute counter and pulsometer. 

Strap: Black alligator.

Price: $32,500.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is debuting a new art installation, Passengers: Through Time, in Dubai this February.

Specially commissioned from the French visual artist Guillaume Marmin, the work makes its world debut in conjunction with The Stellar Odyssey exhibition following its first introduction in the Vallée de Joux in May 2022.

With intense respect for the person in the process – the creativity of the mind and the skill of the hand – the programe focuses on world-class creators from outside the world of watchmaking, who share the Maison’s values and whose work explores new forms of expression through different and often unexpected materials and media.

“Through Made of Makers we are looking for different perspectives on how the practices of watchmaking, art and other creative disciplines can bring value to lived experiences,” says Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. “We seek out artists from disciplines as diverse as gastronomy, music and digital art, who harness great imagination to meticulous artistic processes, creating works that expand our minds, challenge our senses and trigger strong emotions.”

In partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre, Guillaume Marmin created an entirely new chapter for his acclaimed installation, Passengers. This second chapter, Passengers: Through Time, focuses on celestial and astronomical observation, offering its visitors – or passengers – an exploration of the links between time, space and light, as described by the theory of relativity.

“The challenge of this project was to make perceptible the relationship between observation of the sky and the measurement of time,” says Guillaume Marmin “From discussions with astronomers and watchmakers, I imagined an art installation capable of transcribing the links that unite time and space.”


The Dubai Mall Fountain

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Downtown Dubai

Open from February 4th to February 23rd 2023
Weekdays: from Monday to Thursday 10am to 12am
Weekends: from Friday to Sunday 10am to 1am

Free admission

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Jaeger-LeCoultre is offering a curated selection of vintage watches from within its extensive collection in an ongoing series called The Collectibles. 

Timed to coincide with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 190th anniversary, the online offerings will represent “rare and sought-after timepieces that represent high-water marks for both Jaeger-LeCoultre and 20th-century watchmaking,” according to the watchmaker.

A Memovox Speed Beat GT, circa 1972.

Every watch offered through The Collectibles will be vetted by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s own historical experts and will include models considered as close as possible to their original condition. The watches will also be fully serviced and restored in the Manufacture’s restoration workshop.

A vintage Memovox Polaris II, circa 1970.

“Being able to restore these remarkable timepieces and offer them once again is a nice tribute to our current environment, in which sustainability and second lives have come to the fore,” says Catherine Rénier, Jaeger-Lecoultre CEO. “It is fantastic to see fifty-or eighty-year-old pieces given a new life.”

A 40mm LeCoultre Shark Deep Sea.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is making the series available via its website and will also create small, ‘capsule’ collections of the vintage pieces that will tour the world.

The Collectibles debuts with seventeen watches, thought several have already been sold. The watchmaker will add new models to the series as they are restored by its in-house experts.

First up are restored examples of the watchmaker’s Geophysic, a Memovox Parking, a Master Mariner Deep Sea and a Shark Deep Sea. Each watch will be sold with an extract from the Jaeger-LeCoultre archives, a new watch strap and a complimentary copy of The Collectibles coffee-table book. And when available, the watch’s original box and papers, strap or bracelet will be included. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre adds a deep green gradient dial option to its Polaris Date collection.

The new hue, which debuted in May, nicely echoes the colors of the deep sea, where the original Memovox Polaris, this watch’s antecedent, was built to explore when Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced it in 1968.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date, with a new dial color.

While this 42mm version of the famed dive model was first seen in 2018, it retains all the same design cues of the original model, especially its mobile inner bezel, controlled by the crown at 2 o’clock, and its off-white markers.

For this new edition Jaeger-LeCoultre mixes opaline, grained and sunray surfaces, each of which defines a key dial segment. You’ll see a color gradient that ranges from light olive to darker rainforest green, depending on the available light. Then, the watchmaker’s renowned artisans add a coat of translucent lacquer to add extra depth to the dial.

The dial is protected by retro-style box crystal and a transparent sapphire case-back exposing Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Caliber 899, an automatic movement with an impressive seventy hours of power reserve. Water resistance is 200 meters.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is matching the new green-dialed Polaris Date with a green rubber strap that is equipped with a quick-change system. The watch is a Boutique Edition. Price: $9,200.


The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will host an online watch auction July 6 to July 13, with proceeds to assist HSNY as it advances the art and science of horology. Funds raised from the auction will underwrite offering financial aid to watchmaking institutions and scholarships to full-time watchmaking students.

Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction will include interesting and often rare watches from Swiss, German, Japanese and American brands, including a Tiffany-stamped watch, one prototype model and many others. Bidding is encouraged with a ‘No Reserve’ policy in force.

Here are the Lot items from Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction.

Lot 1 Unimatic x Massena LAB, U1-MLBN “Family and Friends”, DLC-plated stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Massena LAB.

Lot 2 Nomos Glashütte, Ludwig Neomatik 39, stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Nomos Glashütte.

Lot 3 Equation of Time x Atom Moore ‘Fat Arrow’ Prototype, stainless steel, circa 2022. Brand New, with limited edition metal print. Atom Moore and Roland Murphy/EOT Watches.


Lot 4 Grand Seiko, Reference SBGW277 U.S. Exclusive, stainless steel, circa 2021. Brand New. Donated by Grand Seiko.

Lot 5 Ulysse Nardin, open-face chronograph pocket watch with certificate and presentation box, gunmetal blue steel, circa 1912. Donated by Ulysse Nardin.

Lot 6 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, stainless steel, circa 2022. Brand New. Donated by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Lot 7 Paket Philippe, Reference 715, open-face pocket watch retailed by Tiffany & Co., 18K yellow gold, circa 1967. Donated by Collectability.

Lot 8 TAG Heuer, Hodinkee TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Dato’ Limited Edition, stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Hodinkee. .

Lot 9 Zenith, Collective x Zenith Chronomaster El Primero C.01, stainless steel, circa 2019. Pre Owned. Donated by Collective Horology.

“The watches donated for HSNY’s 2022 auction are amusing, exciting, historical and most of all – meaningful,” said HSNY Executive Director Nicholas Manousos. “The proceeds from the generosity of the donors and bidders will go a long way towards ensuring the success of watchmaking students, and I encourage everyone to bid with that in mind.”

“We are honored and delighted to once again support HSNY’s efforts that continue to advance watchmaking science and culture in the United States,” adds Paul Boutros, Phillips’ Head of Watches, Americas. “One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of each watch, including Phillips’ buyers’ premium, will benefit HSNY’s educational programs, scholarships, and watchmaking school awards.”

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo (at 432 Park Avenue in New York) will be hosting viewings of Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction by appointment only from July 6-13. To schedule an appointment contact watchesny@phillips.com.