Wrist Game or Crying Shame: UK Swiss Made Fake Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar

Today, we’ll do a serious 180 with the best quality replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar.
Growing up…
I know that the world has become more casual and as a native South Floridian, I could live in shorts and flip-flops for the rest of my days. I don’t think it would make me any less productive and I’d be far more comfortable. But, work-from-home comforts aside, I know that’s not the way of the world as of now. We actually have to dress like grown-ups at times. When it comes to watches, a similar casualness has entered the fray. We wear sporting chronographs and dive watches all the time now. Therefore, the delicate and elegant dress watch feels less and less relevant these days. I know this and you know this, but do you ever get this little uncomfortable itch telling you to act your age and wear something appropriate? Well, I do and I wonder if I’ve spent too long overlooking the fancier side of things such as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar.

G2…he’s kind of our hero
Just a month or so ago, I ventured north to the land of wooden shoes and Heineken. I was able to spend some time with my Fratello teammates and this meant seeing Gerard, aka “G2”. G2 is a man of surprises. Did you know that he drove a ’90s Maserati Ghibli for over 100,000km? He likes fun things like older Japanese bicycles, orphan cars (like SAABs), and, of course, watches. No, this isn’t a dating site and I’m not “shopping” G2, but he is a seriously fun person. Plus, you never know what the hell is going to be on his wrist. This last time, it just happened to be the steel case copy Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar and, folks, I was smitten.

JLC in the 1990s and 2000s
Jaeger-LeCoultre replica has a wild history. It’s one that I won’t come close to reciting here, but my take is that the brand went from being a strong movement maker throughout its watchmaking history, to an even stronger watchmaker in the 1990s. This period marked the rebirth of mechanical movements and JLC was able to seize that moment. If you stepped into a high-end jeweler at that time, you were given one heck of a story about JLC. The company did a nice job of training salespeople to recite a yarn about how JLC was essentially the clothier to the stars. Names like Patek, Audemars, and the like were clients, and now JLC was doing its own thing. Oh, and while the brand’s wares weren’t cheap, JLC undercut the big dogs. It felt like you, the consumer, was able to go direct to get the good stuff.

The Master Control line
I actually thought it was later, but it was in 1991 when Jaeger-LeCoultre first introduced its Master Control line. These watches were meant to bring the best in watchmaking due to a stringent 1,000-hour test after completion. A wide variety of dress watches with complications from the simple to the complex were sold and most came with very clean, stark dials in silver. My Dad ended up buying a couple of these — one at a healthy discount when a store was closing — and they were and remain pure class. Because they were five-figure watches and a bit confusing to me, I had never really looked at the aaa quality copy Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar. Until now…
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar
When I took a look at Gerard’s wrist, my eyes stopped dead in their tracks upon seeing this black-dialed beauty. The Swiss movement replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar is one achingly gorgeous watch. With all the information on the dial — day, date, year, month, moonphase, and, yes, the time — it stays clean. It’s also incredible size-wise. It’s a healthy 37mm, just 10.1mm thick, and can go for a swim with 50 meters of water resistance. The jaw-dropping in-house caliber 889/440/2 is on display on these black models (the silver edition has a solid case back) and it’s worth a look. That movement, by the way, was manufactured by JLC, but there was some sharing with stablemate IWC in terms of the perpetual mechanism.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar is clearly a dress piece, but these days I’d say it also works with a smart pair of jeans or, in G2’s case, a TinTin t-shirt. The watch has tritium pips at every hour, dagger-like hands, and applied arrow markers. That, along with the black dial, lends just a hint of sportiness so it helps ease the transition to the fancier side for us slackers.

A serious deal
A perpetual calendar with this many complications is normally a seriously expensive undertaking. We’re talking tens of thousands of whatever currency you choose (save perhaps Bitcoin). With this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar, though, prices hover just above the five-figure mark. As with a lot of JLC watches from the ’90s and early ’00s, there’s an insane amount of value to be had on pieces that actually fit like a modern watch. If you’ve never gone to a site like Chrono24 to plumb the depths of the “Master Contol” listings, go have a look. You’ll be flabbergasted. Furtermore, you just might decide that there’s something a hell of a lot better to buy than your next diver.
Today’s Candidate
Today’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar comes via Chrono24 and well-known seller Bachmann & Scher of Munich. The pictures and the watch are courtesy of the seller. As G2 tells us in an article on his watch, the black dial model was only around for a year or two in 2004–5. This 2005 model looks beautiful to me and comes with all the trimmings. The price is €12,690 and I think that reflects the fact that these are starting to take off a bit. Seriously, if you’re a student of honest-to-goodness home-cooked value, you probably know these already.

Swiss Movement UK Fake Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe ’70s Day Date with desert sand coloured dial

Recently, Blancpain replica introduced extensions to their Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe collection with two remarkable watches – the Chronographe and the Day Date 70s. In this review, we take a detailed review of the 70s Day Date, also known as the Bathyscaphe Jour Date 70s with the desert sand coloured dial.

We covered the introduction release details in this article linked below, published when the embargo for the information lifted.
Retail price for the 42 mm Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscphe Day Date ref.5052 1146 E52A is a limited edition of 500 pieces and priced at S$17,600 inclusive of GST.
The case, dial and hands
The case is in stainless steel, and measures 42mm in diameter. The design proportions are such that visually to the naked eye without the aid of comparison scale, it looks much smaller. On the wrist, it wears smaller as well, and wraps around the wrist quite comfortably. The Bathyscaphe Day Date is delivered with a canvas strap . The canvas strap looks like it is made from a very tough khaki fabric.
The case of this aaa quality Blancpain replica watch is a tonneau shape with very graceful lines crafted in stainless steel and finished in a satin brush which makes it look matte, with no shiny portions. A unidirectional satin-brushed steel bezel with ceramic insert and Liquidmetal® hour-markers is also fitted.
As the copy watch is created as a tribute to a 1962 dive in Death Valley’s Devils Hole and a 1970s Blancpain dive watch with a gradient-coloured sandy beige dial featuring a sunburst pattern, it derives its visual cues from both. The 1962 dive is by the underwater photographer Ernest H. Brooks II. In diving the remote, geothermal, water-filled cavern, which stretches down more than 120 meters. It was there that Brooks photographed the seriously endangered species of fish, Cyprinodon diabolis. This combined inspiration gave rise to the dessert sand colour that the latest Bathyscaphe watch adorns, and answers the question why the dive watch of the 70s watch had the colour which is reminiscent of the dessert. And by extension, the dessert sand hues of this watch.

The dial is quite beautiful. Not only is the dessert sand colour dial very attractive, but it is features a sun brushed finish with the tones going from light in the middle to darker at the sides in a dégradé style finish. This gives the dial character, which is lacking from the darker hue and duller appearance of the dial on the Bathyscaphe Day Date released in 2018.
The hands are large, syringe shaped with a pointer tip, and infilled with Superluminova for good lume. The markers of Swiss luxury fake Blancpain are double bar appliqués with polished facets. A 5 minute chapter ring labelled with arabic numerals is also applied to the outer perimeter of the dial, and is punctuated to show the minute markers in between each 5 minute interval. This 5 minute Arabic markers are repeated on the bezel when it is set to zero position and a throwback to the inner bezel which appears in the Fifty Fathoms of the 1970s.