Thanks to Vallee de Joux's exemplary communication strategy, history and the infallible quality, Jaeger-LeCoultre has become a brand with a heart that with disconcerting ease manages to combine huge popular success with the unanimous respect shown by the greatest experts. The high quality cheap fantastic qualitative unity shown by the manufacture in its management, communication, the aesthetic of its Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous watches, the intelligence of its innovations, and of course the excellence of its movements, have forged its success. Also, it will lead us to be a little more fussy than usual in this Test Bench. The object of this study is the replica Master Reserve de Marche which was presented at the SIHH 2016.
This 20-year old Master Control collection has established a quality label, a classic style as well that is timeless yet progressive. This Reserve de Marche's case dimensions seem to hark back to a bygone age when watches could still count off the hours with elegance and discretion, and succeeded in finding their place beneath a shirt sleeve. Such is the first impression felt when actually picking up this timepiece. A soft sense of nostalgia for the heyday of fake Fine Watchmaking as our parents or even our grandparents knew it, combined with a modern replica watch that is reassuring in terms of the pleasure to be experienced from wearing it over the coming decades.Besides, its successful design lies more in the proportions of the case rather than in its specific dimensions. 39 mm in diameter and 10 mm thick : measurements that might seem outdated today, since modern fake watches claiming to be ultra-thin often feature large diameters. The size chosen by replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon makes it an extremely discreet and yet radiantly elegant watch. The fake pink gold version entrusted to us for the testing bench features a lacquered ivory-toned dial enhanced by the collection's signature hour-markers and dauphine hands. It single-handedly embodies one of Jaeger-LeCoultre's most remarkable qualities. It is extremely simple, classical and not particularly original in technical or aesthetic terms, and yet whether one is a newcomer to the field or a seasoned specialist, it exudes a sense of quality and success that is immediately and intuitively perceptible. The strap also radiates quality in the clean-cut edges of its full grain alligator leather and its supple feel that invites admiration and appreciation. Since this is an ultra-thin model, it is quite naturally fitted with a pin buckle.
Compared with those that each Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Reserve de Marche watch has to endure before emerging from the factory, our tests seem pretty lightweight. This 1000-hour control conducted with the movement fully cased-up makes it probably one of the finest quality labels to date. We nonetheless verified the performances of this calibre. Firstly, the automatic winding mechanism, which is undoubtedly one of the best ever made (at least in this writer's opinion). The reduction is perfect so as to ensure that the spring is wound almost effortlessly and as quickly as possible. A mere few hours of wear in office-type conditions is enough to make the power-reserve hand display a fully charged 42-hour autonomy level.
The rates achieved could serve as a benchmark for the various precision timing authorities. The amplitudes measured after 0 and 24 hours remained within a range between 268° (vertical position after 24 hours) and 288° (horizontal position 0 hours). The rate results were even more stupendous and quite simply unprecedented in the appraisals described in this column to date. Taking the measurements as a whole, the maximum variation was a mere 4 seconds, and each of the measurements was within the range of +2 to +6 seconds a day. Although we were expecting excellent chronometric precision, yours truly was tempted to doubt his measuring equipment, and from the second day onward, all measurements were backed by another timing machine - leading to the same results. If you're looking for a Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic watch with a movement that is beautiful, accurate and reliable, the Master Control 1000 Hours label is a genuine guarantee!
As was mentioned in the introduction, when it comes to the best, one is naturally more demanding. Over the ten or so days spent with this AAA+ Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch, every single detail was tirelessly examined. Rarely had a replica watch as a whole achieved such excellent results and induced such a feeling. So in fact the only slight disappointment is to note that Jaeger-LeCoultre is presenting as a new release a fake watch that was launched almost 20 years ago in the same collection and which has been revamped - but this is common practice that should not cause off ence, even though this miniature marvel is in fact a true classic.