Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch: an exclusive collaboration
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Jaeger-LeCoultre and Mr Porter introduced the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch to celebrate the 20th Century Studios and the feature film by Matthew Vaughn, ‘The King’s Man’.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and Mr Porter just launched the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch, a limited edition of 100 timepieces, specially adapted for ‘The King’s Man’, the upcoming Kingsman origins film directed by Matthew Vaughn. The timepiece is offered exclusively on Mr Porter, as a key part of The King’s Man ‘costume to collection’, from July 20th to September 6th. After that date, the watch will also be available directly from Jaeger-LeCoultre online and in select boutiques.
The newest film in the Kingsman series links past and present, going back 100 years to the origins of the Kingsman agency. Similarly, Jaeger-LeCoultre has also drawn upon its historic mastery of ultra thin calibres to develop a new timepiece directly inspired by the celebrated 1907 ‘Couteau’ (couteau is French for knife) pocket watch.
The aesthetic roots of the new watch are unmistakably those of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s traditional pocket watches: the very broad bezel slopes gently from the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case, creating a fine profile reminiscent of a knife blade and the winding crown, protected by its triangular bow, is placed at 12 o’clock. Now, these traditional elements are updated with modern details: simple index hour markers keep the dial refined and clean, while a finely drawn ring is repeated as a circular highlight on the bezel.
Presented in a 40mm size, the pink gold case is just 4.25mm thick. The ultra thin case houses Jaeger-LeCoultre’s hand-wound calibre 849. At just 1.85 millimetres thick, the movement underlines La Grande Maison’s century-old mastery of this demanding form of Haute Horlogerie. After all, ultra thin movements require a perfect ratio between thinness and solidity, to ensure that components retain sufficient strength to ensure reliable timekeeping.
In tribute to the film’s narrative, the case-back of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch has been engraved with the Kingsman logo, as well as the legend “One of 100”.
40mm diameter x 4.25mm height, 18k rose gold case, polished, “knife” ultra-thin shape, crown at 12 o’clock, sapphire crystal, solid gold case-back, 30m water resistant
grained off-white dial, printed black tracks and markers, blue steel hands
Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 849, ultra-thin, hand-wound 20.20mm x 1.85mm, 19 jewels, 21,600 v/h or 3Hz, power reserve: 35h, functions: hours and minutes