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JLC presents the Hübner Limited Edition

July 1 2006 at 10:03 AM
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JLC presents a unique set of watches to celebrate the 70 years of successful cooperation with Uhrmachermeister Rudolf Hübner.

The history

As we all know, Jaeger-LeCoultre is a manufacture with a very rich history and a continuous presence in the world of Haute Horlogerie since its establishment in 1833.

For 173 years the manufacture has been the birth place of several ideas, innovations and applications that challenged the norms, promoted technical excellence and at the same time elevated the standards for the entire industry.

Jaeger-LeCoultre has a well-established presence in world markets, with Europe being the brand’s primary market with strong historical associations, significant contemporary operations and considerable future potential.

It is no secret that in luxury industry, the quantity and quality of a brand’s selling points can make a tremendous difference and frequently constitutes a brand’s competitive advantage. JLC has an extensive authorized retailers’ network with some long-standing partnerships that have accompanied the company in its good but also challenging times.

Such a partnership was instituted in 1936 between the manufacture from Le Sentier and Uhrmachermeister Rudolf Hübner from Vienna, Austria. Since then, the world faced several political and economic challenges; the concept of mechanical watchmaking became almost extinct only to be succeeded by the Haute Horlogerie renaissance. Throughout these seventy years the partnership between the two parties became increasingly stronger, allowing their common uninterrupted history to develop into the foundation of their present successful cooperation and its continuation to the future.

To mark this rare and important milestone, the manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has decided to produce two limited edition watches that will be available solely from Uhrmachermeister Rudolf Hübner in Vienna, Austria. The watches offer exclusive executions of JLC complications as well as unique case material and dial combinations, developed and reserved for use only in the Hübner - Limited Edition.

The watches

Master Eight Days - Hübner Limited Edition

A unique version of the wonderful Master Eight Days, featuring the manually-wound JLC Calibre 877, with two spring barrels offering a 8-day power reserve, large date, power reserve indicator and an exclusive execution of the day and night display.

The watch is available in a 41.5 mm stainless steel case with a black dial, an exceptional combination strictly reserved for this limited edition.

Finally, the Master Eight Days - Hübner Limited Edition will be produced in 10 pieces only, all individually numbered.

Master Hometime - Hübner Limited Edition

Ever since its introduction in 2004, the Master Hometime has been an instant success story. The watch features the Autotractor Calibre 975 with 50 hours power reserve, two integrated time-zones, bidirectional date change and a day and night indication.

The Master Hometime - Hübner Limited Edition presents an entirely new execution of the day and night complication. A subdial at the 12 o’clock position is used for the 24-hour indication, replacing the traditional Jour et Nuit indication originally found at the 10 o’clock position. The dial has a harmonic and balanced layout with supreme legibility and it is available in two different colors.

The stainless steel Master Hometime - Hübner Limited Edition, is the first Master Hometime available with a black dial and will be produced in 25 pieces.

Moreover, the Master Hometime - Hübner Limited Edition will be available in a 40mm pink gold case with a silver dial. This watch will also feature the unique dial created for this special limited edition and will be available in only 10 pieces.

All Master Hometime - Hübner Limited Edition watches are individually numbered.

This message has been edited by thepurist178 on Jul 2, 2006 8:34 AM

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