Today's offering showcases this impressive Certified Pre-Owned JLC Master Control Ultra Thin watch. The watch itself presents in 99% like new condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice!
For more than a century watchmakers have competed to showcase their top-tier watchmaking skill by crafting movements of shocking thinness. Most often they focused on handwound movements to avoid the challenges of fitting an automatic winding system into a small space.
But as time progressed gentleman wanted thin dress watches without sacrificing the convenience of automatic winding. Only a relatively few fine Swiss watchmakers have taken on the immense challenge of making an ultra thin automatic movement, because of the complexity and inherent reliability problems their mechanism would have to overcome.
To become of a part of Jaeger-LeCoultre's coveted Master Control series, watches are tested for 1000 hours in extreme conditions including categories of temperatures, shocks and vibrations, and must pass through magnetic fields of 5000 amperes per meter before being offered for sale.
To create an ultra thin automatic movement that met even this very high-standard is incredibly impressive, even at the top-tiers levels of watchmaking.
JLC created this classically elegant Master Control Ultra Thin watch to pay homage to the idea of the classic mens dress watch. Its sapphire glass exhibition case back showcasing its extremely fine ultra thin movement.
Its timeless silver dial has an "Explorer" style 3,6,9 configuration that truly harkens back to JLC's vintage heritage. Its business casual styled dial gives it much flexibility in pairing with a wide range of outfits.
The watch itself presents as 99% like new. The case has one tiny pin prick mark where the bezel meets the crystal. Otherwise it present as like new. The dial and crystal are both like new. The outside of the strap presents as just short of mint - the underside shows fairly light signs of use. A new strap would make the complete package gift quality.
Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and replaced all of the waterproofing gaskets with new seals. It is keeping perfect chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
For the finishing touch we have fully detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Ref. 176.8.40.S / Q1548420, Master Control Ultra Thin
Serial no: 3,388,060
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: 99% mint - it has one tiny pin prick mark where the bezel meets the crystal. Otherwise it present as like new.
Dimensions: 39mm diameter without the crown
Dial: Silver with applied faceted steel dart indexes with Arabic numerals at the primary hours, aperture for the day, outer graduation for the minutes/seconds, luminous hour dots, like new
Hands: "Dauphines", steel, luminous filled
Movement type: High-grade, automatic, Cal. 899, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 32 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Jewels: 32 rubies
Band: Original, signed JLC, alligator, original JLC deployment buckle. The outside of the strap presents as just short of mint - the underside shows fairly light signs of use.
Width between lugs: 20mm
Crystal: Sapphire glass, mint condition
Servicing: Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and replaced all of the waterproofing gaskets with new seals. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping perfect chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.