Jaeger-LeCoultre has created a custom timepiece inspired by its classic 1907 “Couteau” pocket watch to celebrate the latest Matthew Vaughn film, ‘The King’s Man’, set to release in Hong Kong threatres come September 17th.
Dubbed the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Watch, this limited edition masterpiece features an ultra-thin calibre measures a mere 1.85mm in depth. Its modestly proportioned 40mm pink gold case is just 4.25mm thick and its hand-wound movement, the Calibre 849, incorporates sublime high-end finishing.
The aesthetic roots of the new watch are unmistakably those of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s traditional pocket watches: the very broad bezel slopes gently from the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case, creating a fine profile reminiscent of a knife blade and the winding crown, protected by its triangular bow, is placed at 12 o’clock. However, these timeless and traditional elements are brought right up to date with subtly modern details: simple index hour markers keep the dial refined and clean, while a finely drawn ring is repeated as a circular highlight on the bezel.
In tribute to the film’s narrative, the case-back of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch has been engraved with the Kingsman logo, as well as the legend “One of 100”, and is presented in a specially designed Kingsman sleevebox.
Only 100 examples will be made, which will be available exclusively through online menswear retailer MR PORTER from July 20 until September 6, 2020, at which point remaining models will be available through Jaeger-LeCoultre authorized dealers. MSRP for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife stands at $29,800.