Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 16124SQ Watch Available On James List

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 16124SQ Watch Available On James List

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 16124SQ Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

Back in 2007 Jaeger-LeCoultre released this Master Eight Days Perpetual calendar  (ref. 16124SQ) watch - and it still looks beautiful today. With an original price of about $100,000 , there are (relative) deals to be found today. The skeletonized black 'frosted' movement is amazing to look at, but you'll have to forgive the design for making you hunt a bit for all the information that you have available on the dial. The movement color is actually due to ruthenium, and there are transparent discs all over the dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 16124SQ Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

Set in a 41mm wide 18k pink gold "Master" collection case, the watch nicely mixes classic Jaeger-LeCoultre aesthetic with the visual interest of a modern style skeletonized movement. Legibility is maintained through use of gold hands and hour markers that contrast with the gray other elements which are great. Jaeger-LeCoultre knows that people wearing the watch will be primarily interested in the time, and rely on the other information less. I do feel that the design of the dial is quite clever.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 16124SQ Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

The manually wound movement is made and designed by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Skeletonization and design are of course top-notch. Features include a perpetual calendar, time (with day/night indicator), power reserve indicator, and moon phase indicator. Look closely on the dial to see where all the information is. The watch features an 8 day power reserve. Don't you love the "globe style" design of the back of the movement. The movement itself is the Calibre 876QS.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days Perpetual 16124SQ Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

Watches such as this transformed in to those with wild case designs to match the skeletonized movements later on. This watch is almost a not-so-missing link between classic timepieces and the ultra modern. The perfect everyday watch for Mr. well-to-do that enjoys haute horology? Maybe. This watch "speaks" to one's love of restrained good taste and watch making. While complex and a bit showy, the watch is still useful. A lot of this is thanks to the complications that Jaeger-LeCoultre built in. Perpetual calendars are going to be much more useful than say minute repeaters or tourbillons. I will call this Master Eight Days Perpetual the luxury timepiece for the thinking man. It was part of a limited production series and price for a new one James List right now is just under $60,000.

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  • Dangeruss

    That’s a fantastic watch for $60K. Not cheap, but far less that I expected. The back of the movement is terrific. The “dial” side, less so. It’s a great conversation starter though and fascinating to look at. It’s not my idea of a daily wearer, but no 60 grand watch would be.

  • Kris C

    Very nice. I’m not a fan of gold (the colour), but this is a great looking dress piece. Those subdials are obviously designed to be somewhat hidden on purpose – information there for when you want to look for it. The day/night dial is kinda cheesy, but its a cool face nonetheless. I might catch myself putting it on upsidedown so I could show off the real beauty of this piece.