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Master Moon, ref. 143 24 2A; pink gold with strap.

November 16 2004 at 7:14 PM
DavidBNA  (Login DavidBNA)
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This is the Master Moon in pink gold, automatic, with 275 parts, 28,800 vbh with power reserve of 40 hours. The case size is 37mm, although it wears and feels more substantial than that, perhaps because of the weight of the gold.

The dial is silver, but it has a rich, pearl-like appearance. The hour markers that are slivered are beveled, which really gives the dial a nice sparkle without being too flashy.

The date hand is pinpointed with a nice red, crescent moon at its end, and JLC has added a subtle (though I’m sure functional) bend to it that allows the hour hand to pass over unimpeded. The hands are also beveled, and have a stripe of luminova. There are luminova dots at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions.

The sapphire display back reveals a JLC caliber 891/448/2 movement, with an oscillating 22k gold weight. Typical JLC refinement and finish abound.

The crown is located slightly off-center of the case, which stands just a bit over 10 mm high, but feels very solid on the wrist.

The day and month appear through two large central windows, and the blued small seconds hand with moon phase indicator share a large circle at 6 o’clock.

A gold, signed JLC folding buckle with padded croc strap tops off a beautifully executed timepiece.

And of course, the requisite wrist shot to close it out. This watch seems perfectly suited for my 7.5 inch wrist.


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