Editor's note: Simple style and an exceptional dial. This Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon has it all going on … 'Novelty' is one of the most abused words in the watch industry. Practically, it's used to describe the steady stream of new models and designs being produced by watchmaking brands. But on top of that, it conveys a sense of newness and *marketing departments fervently hope *excitement. For example, Jaeger-LeCoultre's 2017 novelties were their Master Control trilogy they excited people, and rightfully so. And while this grey-dialled Master Ultra Thin Moon is a new release, it's not really a novelty it didn't make headlines at SIHH, and doesn't showcase any innovations in mechanics or material. But despite this (or perhaps because of it), this serious, ghostly grey Master Ultra Thin Moon is an exceptionally beautiful piece of watchmaking, the sort that JLC excels at. If you're not familiar with the MUT Moon (as it's sometimes known), here' s the two-minute rundown. First introduced in 2012, this perfectly sized 39mm white gold dress watch is a case study on just how well Jaeger-LeCoultre does thin watchmaking. At 9.9mm tall, it's slender but not exceptionally so, partially due to the…

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