It is not too late to get to the topic. I have been slamming my face again recently. I remember in 2016, when Jaeger-LeCoultre switched to the Autoblade, I also told people, ‘I think the new version of Jaeger-LeCoultre is not good-looking.’ As a result, this time, the Jaeger-LeCoultre did not work. How you like it. Now that it’s winter in the north, I also want to change the watch that can be retracted into the cuffs. In addition, I like Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Jin Tuo during this time, so I changed to a new version of Jin Tuo’s master moon phase.
Moon phase of Jaeger-LeCoultre
Some brothers saw this watch and said that your watch is expensive, and Master Jaeger-LeCoultre could win it. I was surprised when I heard it. Later, I realized that there is a difference between Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new version of Jin Tuo and the previous Steel Tuo. Therefore, brothers who like Jaeger-LeCoultre, please pay attention to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s automatic rotor.
This watch is the new version of Jin Tuo.
Jin Tuo and Gang Tuo, the market is different.
The rotors used by Jaeger-LeCoultre were steel rotors. Most of the rotors were steel. Only at the edge of the rotor was a 22K gold rim as weight and decoration. Then there is the inscription of gold on the steel torch, which says Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control 1000 HOURS, which is also the quality certification of Jaeger-LeCoultre. There was one thing I was very impressed with in the past few years. The watch of a certain brand (I did not say it directly) just started with a gold rim on the edge of the automatic movement of the movement. Later, it was cancelled by simple matching. During this time, many players paid close attention to the automatic tourbillon, to see which watch is steel; which watch has gold rim. Because of the luxury of the automatic movement, a large part of it is displayed through the automatic top.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s previous movements were made of steel with a gold rim.
After that, many brands began to change the automatic tourbillon, Jaeger-LeCoultre directly changed the automatic tourbillon to Jintuo, which is now selling the Jaeger-LeCoultre. Now the style of Jaeger-LeCoultre Jintuo is very simple and luxurious. It is directly hollowed out with the ‘giant’ Jaeger-LeCoultre logo in the middle. I didn’t like this simple style then, but now I’ve got poison. To tell the truth, half of this master moon phase was changed because of this beautiful Jin Tuo.
The new Jaeger-LeCoultre were replaced with Jin Tuo.
Although the watches in the Jaeger-LeCoultre stores are now all new Jin Tuo, we can see that there are still a large number of Jaeger-LeCoultre on the market that are sold and sold. For example, the master moon phase, the new version and the old version, the appearance of the same surface, the difference is an automatic Tuo, the new version is Jin Tuo, the old model is steel Tuo. Without looking at the movement, there is basically no difference between old and new. It is precisely because of the new version that the price of the old models has fallen, and the market between the old and the new can be thousands of dollars. For example, when we saw some watchmakers selling master moon phases at relatively low prices, we should notice that 80% are old models of Gangtuo.
This is like the most typical problem of IWC 7. IWC now has three types of Portuguese “yellow chickens” with yellow pawls; white ceramics with “paw chickens”; black ceramics with “paw chickens”. The three ‘chickens’ represent three kinds of winding pawls, which are upgraded from generation to generation, so looking at the watch is the same. The difference in this one detail has led to a ‘worldwide difference.’ Jaeger-LeCoultre’s current mainstream watches have been replaced with the new version of Jin Tuo. Everyone who has more contact, such as master calendar, master moon phase, clown, etc., has changed, so no matter where you buy the watch, the primary market is also good. It is also good for the secondary market, please pay attention to the distinction. The price of Jin Tuo is high, and the price of Gang Tuo is low.
The old IWC woodpecker movement is a brass-colored winding pawl, commonly known as ‘yellow chicken’ (above). The new IWC woodpecker movement is a black ceramic winding gear and pawl, commonly known as ‘black chicken’ (below).
A while ago, a picture was very popular on the Internet, ‘What is XXXX studying?’ There are different versions, from cars to watches. In the watch version, Jaeger-LeCoultre wrote that Jaeger-LeCoultre studied the movement. We all know that Jaeger-LeCoultre’s expertise in movement technology, including Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet, have all used Jaeger-LeCoultre movements. Jaeger-LeCoultre movement technology and high quality. But many brothers also said before that the Jaeger-LeCoultre movement is a cow, which is not enough luxury. After changing the Jin Tuo, the luxury level immediately improved.
After changing Jin Tuo, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s price-performance ratio has improved.
Recently, the watch that impressed me the most is not the moon phase of the master (although I also quite like my current watch), the new master calendar of Jaeger-LeCoultre, or the new master of the blue dial and hollow hands. Why do I like this watch very much, because I think this watch is very cost-effective (although there is no ‘cost-effective’ watch at all, but I really can’t think of any other words).
New Master Jaeger-LeCoultre
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s traditional measurement and control masters are toffee needles, three-dimensional triangular time scales, the watch is very thin and looks very elegant. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new master calendar has changed its previous style. It became a 6, 9, 12-track dial, blue hollow hands, blue seconds, and blue scales interspersed on the tracks. The new version of the master looks very young, even always makes me feel that there are some ‘sporty style’ (I think it is caused by the numbers 6, 9, and 12, just like exploring 3, 6, 9). This watch measures 39 mm and is 8.5 mm thick. It uses a 899 automatic movement.
New Master Jaeger-LeCoultre
The official price of the new master calendar is only 45,500. We all know that under the factors of exchange rate, discount and secondary market, the actual price of this watch will be very good. The price of 45,000 is 4,000 cheaper than the previous masters of the toffee needle and triangular time stamp. The new master is almost the same as the price of the Omega hippocampus. The reason for the decrease in the price of the new version of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar, I think every brother can see it, because the face of the new version of the Master Calendar is a printing plate, without using three-dimensional time scales, thus reducing the price. But the ‘killer’ of the new master calendar is not on the disk, but on the movement.
The face of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre master is obviously different from the traditional Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Calendar has the most “luxury” movement in its class. We can simply compare, the price of more than 40,000, Omega, Rolex, IWC. Omega 8900/8800 and Rolex 3135 are self-produced movements, and IWC is a universal movement. Rolex, IWC and Omega. Although the Omega 8900/8800 has ‘Arabic’ stripe decoration, after all, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a ‘Golden Tuo’, and the details of the movement are also decorated. Jaeger-LeCoultre has absolute advantages in the luxury of this watch. At this price no movement is more luxurious than Jaeger-LeCoultre. People who play cars always say that Honda is ‘buying the engine to send the car’, then Jaeger-LeCoultre is ‘buying the movement to send the watch’. And there is one thing that has to be mentioned. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s brand positioning is the highest in this price watch. The problem with this brand depends on whether you care about ‘advantage’ or ‘floating cloud’.
Jin Tuo of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre master (I don’t use the master calendar for this picture, I use the two-time version).
Also, let me remind you. Jaeger-LeCoultre is a top brand. The advantage is that it has face. The problem is that the watch maintenance and maintenance costs are also ‘top-level’ (I have a Jaeger-LeCoultre in the after sales), which is more expensive than Rolex, Omega, and IWC Brothers, look at your own needs.