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The Master Control Chronograph Calendar Up close on the dial of the Master Control Chronograph Calendar .

MASTER CONTROL CHRONOGRAPH CALENDAR At the top of the new Master Control lineup is this model , set with a newly developed movement , Calibre 759 , that combines a chronograph with a triple calendar display and a moonphase display . The new movement features a column-wheel chronograph with a vertical clutch , a moon-phase indicator , and a 65-hour power reserve .
A central chronograph seconds hand anchors the watch ’ s triple calendar , bi-compax display , while a pulsometric scale is marked around the dial flange . Jaeger-LeCoultre also adds rectangular chronograph pushers to the case , which is offered in steel ($ 14,500 ) or the new Le Grand Rose gold alloy ($ 26,000 ).
MASTER CONTROL DATE With a thin 8.78mm case and a clean design , this model is directed by the new caliber Calibre 899 , which now features a silicon escapement and pallets made using a slightly modified shape . Jaeger-LeCoultre says it has also remade the central-seconds wheel to eliminate shaking while also utilizing titanium for the fixing screws of the oscillating wheel .
In order to increase the watch ’ s power reserve to seventy hours , Jaeger-LeCoultre redesigned the barrel to accommodate a stronger and longer mainspring without increasing the 3.3mm height of the movement . Price : $ 6,700 .
The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date
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