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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch

This new timepiece celebrates the 20th Century Studios and MARV feature film by Matthew Vaughn, ‘The King’s Man’.

The Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch is a limited edition of 100 timepieces, specially adapted for The King’s Man, the upcoming Kingsman prequel film directed by Matthew Vaughn. 

La montre Couteau Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN

Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch © Jaeger-LeCoultre

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch will be offered exclusively on MR PORTER (the online menswear retailer, part of the YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group), as a key part of The King’s Man ‘costume to collection’ initiative, from July 20th to September 6th. After that date, the watch will also be available directly from Jaeger-LeCoultre, online and in selected boutiques. 

The newest film in the Kingsman series links past and present, going back 100 years to the origins of the Kingsman agency. Jaeger-LeCoultre has drawn upon its great historic mastery of ultra-thin calibres to develop a new timepiece directly inspired by the celebrated 1907 Couteau (French for "knife") pocket watch. The Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch is a dress watch that blends tradition and modernity in a manner suited to both The King’s Man and to contemporary style.

La montre Couteau Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN

Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch © Jaeger-LeCoultre

The aesthetic roots of the new watch are unmistakably those of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s traditional pocket watches: the very broad bezel slopes gently from the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case, creating a fine profile reminiscent of a knife blade, and the winding crown, protected by its triangular bow, is placed at 12 o’clock. However, these timeless and traditional elements are brought right up to date with subtly modern details: simple index hour markers keep the dial clean, while a drawn ring is repeated as a circular highlight on the bezel. 

La montre Couteau Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN

The historical inspiration for the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch © Jaeger-LeCoultre

Presented in a classically elegant 40mm size, the pink-gold case is just 4.25mm thick. The ultra-thin case houses Jaeger-LeCoultre’s celebrated hand-wound calibre 849. At just 1.85 millimetres thick, the movement underlines the century-old mastery of this demanding form of Haute Horlogerie: ultra-thin movements require a perfect ratio between thinness and solidity, to ensure that components retain sufficient strength to ensure reliable timekeeping. 

La montre Couteau Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN

Hand-wound calibre 849 © Jaeger-LeCoultre

In 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”, and is presented in a specially designed Kingsman box.   

La montre Couteau Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN

Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch Jaeger-LeCoultre

"Our Manufacture is proud of its heritage which drives the creativity of our master watchmaking since 1833," said Catherine Renier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. "We are delighted to partner with Matthew Vaughn and MR PORTER to unveil a unique timepiece celebrating elegance and the pioneering spirit. The thinness of this watch, inspired from a pocket-watch with a knife shape from 1907 is illustrating the skills and creativity of our fully integrated Manufacture. It represents the spirit of times with timepieces passed from generation to generation."

"We at MR PORTER are thrilled to be working with Matthew Vaughn and the Jaeger-LeCoultre team to exclusively launch the limited-edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife, in advance of the global release of The King’s Man later this year," said  Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER. "The watch has a strong heritage styling coupled with being limited to only 100 pieces and will sure to be received extremely well by our growing global watch community."

 

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