ViennaTime, a watch fair that in 2013 was held on the 14-17, has three days of events. On the final day of MunichTime (a different watch fair held during the same time), The UltraThin Master Jubilee model took the top prize in the innovation category. The watch is one of the thinnest ever made, being only 4.05mm thick. The movement, a Jaeger-Lecoultre 849 beats at 21,600 BPH (6 times a second) and is only 1.85mm thick, leaving the case and crystal with the other 2.2mm. It has 123 pieces, a power reserve of 35 hours and 19 jewels. The watch is a limited edition in Platinum with only 880 pieces worldwide. The "1883" on the dial is because the Jaeger-Lecoultre company is this year, 180 years old (since 1883). Being only 4.05mm tall it is not surprising to see that it is only water resistant to 30m, not that anyone in their right mind would swim with it in a pool or the ocean, it is probably water resistant just to protect against splashes. The watch retails for around $18,000 dollars, which can be expected due to the minimal amount of platinum used on the small and very thin, 39mm sized case. More stats and pictures can be found on the Jaeger-lecoultre website here: http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/WW/en/watches/master-ultra-thin-jubilee/1296520#/t1. I'm not sure if the watch deserves the innovation award, especially with all the amazing watches that came out this year. This watch is no simple or everyday watch, but there are other watches that might better serve the prestigious award better.
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