In anticipation of the release of “The King’s Man,” Jaeger-LeCoultre and Mr. Porter are pleased to announce the launch of the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch.
“The King’s Man” is the upcoming “Kingsman” origin film directed by Matthew Vaughn. This year, in anticipation of the release of the movie, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Mr. Porter are pleased to announce the launch of the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch.
Inspired by the celebrated “Couteau” (French for knife) ultra-thin pocket watch produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1907, the aesthetic roots of the new watch are unmistakably those of the brand’s traditional pocket watches.
The very broad bezel slopes gently from the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case, thus creating a fine profile reminiscent of a knife blade. The winding crown, on the other hand, is placed at 12 o’clock and is protected by its triangular bow.
However, these timeless and traditional elements are brought right up to date with subtly modern details. We can see upfront that the simple index hour markers keep the dial refined and clean, while at the same time a finely drawn ring is repeated as a circular highlight on the bezel.
Moving inside, the watch is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s celebrated hand-wound calibre 849. At just 1.85mm thick, this particular movement underlines la grande maison’s century-old mastery of this demanding form of haute horlogerie.
As 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.” To make it even more special, the watch is presented in a specially designed Kingsman sleeve-box.
Limited to only 100 pieces and presented in a classically elegant 40mm pink gold case, this is a refined dress watch that blends tradition and modernity in a manner perfectly suited to both The King’s Man and to contemporary style.
Finally, as a key part of The King’s Man “costume to collection” approach and also to put in an eloquent expression of the Kingsman maxim “Manners Maketh Man,” the Master Ultra Thin Knife is truly the perfect gentleman’s timepiece.
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