Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 with chocolate dial and complementary leather strap

If Shoes Make The Man, Then The Strap Must Make The Watch: Watchmaking And Leather, A Love Story – Reprise

Today many premium watch brands look for that certain “extra element” to get ahead of the competition, and one hot item now is straps. If it is true that shoes make the man, then the strap must make the watch. Jan Lidmaňský shares a selection of interesting partnerships between the worlds of watches and leather.

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Galaxy One was one of six new watches with aventurine dials at SIHH 2018:

Aventurine: Sparkling, Glittering, Mysterious, And Placing A Galaxy Of Stars On Your Wrist – Reprise

Despite seeing aventurine in six new wristwatches at SIHH 2018 – more than the number of new tourbillons Elizabeth counted – it remains a decorative artisanal element used only by luxury watchmakers in small series or unique pieces for its beauty and decorative properties. While there is some public uncertainty about the origin of aventurine, it continues to add mysterious shine and scintillating glamour to watches. Here is what aventurine really is and where it comes from.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel: The Fifth Coming Of The Gyrotourbillon

The Jaeger-LeCoultreMaster Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel, aka Gyrotourbillon 5, is a smaller version of the original biaxial Gyrotourbillon. And it has been updated with a perpetual calendar, minute repeater with Westminster chime, one-minute remontoir d’égalité, a jumping minute hand, and a jumping date display. Whew!

A. Lange und Söhne Lange 1 limited edition for Cellini

5 Of The Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made – Reprise

Now, please don’t take this title the wrong way: this list is not definitive. Which is why it is not entitled “The 5 Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made.” This list could have encompassed 15 or even 20 innovative wristwatches! And there are surely differing opinions. However, for Elizabeth Doerr, these five timepieces encompass comprehensive parts of what is great about the modern world of wristwatches.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin (left) and Piaget Altiplano

Ultra-Thin Head To Head: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Vs. Piaget Altiplano

It might seem an unlikely comparison as the age difference between the Piaget Altiplano and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin in this article spans more than four decades, yet as Martin Green explains these two ultra thins have a lot more in common than you might think.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Automatic bronze

Top 5 Value-For-Money Watches At SIHH 2019 From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Montblanc, And IWC

Łukasz Doskocz’s story “Top 5 Value-For-Money Watches At SIHH 2018” landed in the top ten most read posts of 2018, so he thought it a good idea to pick these watches out at SIHH again – and happily the 2019 edition of the fair did not disappoint with some great new relatively affordable timepieces.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel: Once In A Blue Moon

Enamel dials are not as uncommon as they once were, and brands need to do a little bit more to stand out. Jaeger-LeCoultre has no problem with that as the Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel features eye-catching blue enamel over a hand-guilloche dial. But what else makes this new model introduced at SIHH 2019 stand out?

Audemars Piguet Royal-Oak Offshore Chronograph Camouflage blue

28 New Pre-SIHH 2019 Watches From Audemars Piguet, Hermès, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier, IWC, And More

In honor of the upcoming 29th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which opens its doors on January 14, 2019, we present you with an overview of some of the new models that have already been revealed.

Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie on the wrist of Stephen Forsey

Five Top Chiming Watch Stories From 5 Years Of Quill & Pad

Here are five of the most interesting stories about repeating timepieces posted on Quill & Pad in the last five years. We hope you enjoy reading them, looking at the photos, and even hearing their chimes for yourself in many cases.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 1 Alarm in platinum

Top 5 Jaeger-LeCoultre Stories In 5 Years Of Quill & Pad

There are many stories of personal engagement with and discovery of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s timepieces here on Quill & Pad. But here are the five most popular Jaeger-LeCoultre stories from the past five years.