The Master Control Perpetual Calendar edition of Jaeger LeCoultre watches will please those with a desire for a multi-function watch that can stay accurate for a very great length of time. With an eight day power reserve, these manual wind watches are brilliant in their showmanship as far as the cases are concerned, but also in their views of the date, time, and phases of the moon. The series clearly shows what Jaeger LeCoultre watches are all about, and it's enough to justify the price tag and then some.
18K rose gold or gorgeous platinum encases the dials in this series of watches. Round curvature with a case diameter of roughly 41 to 44 millimeters makes the dials large enough to clearly be seen, and the leather bracelets are tastefully done. The intricacy of the movements is clearly visible on the Perpetual Skeleton watches, with a read-off function for transparency when the user is not checking the date. The complex artfulness of these pieces makes them especially desirable for those who want an interesting showpiece to add to their collection.
This series is somewhat reminiscent of the Grande Complication series by Bulova, with the multiple items evident on the dials putting these in a similar class. The Grande Reveil has the month, date, day of the week, and phases of the moon placed sensibly at the three, six, nine, and twelve o'clock positions, symmetrically perfect between the gold index pointers marking the rest of the hours on the clock face. The rest of the watches in the series bear a similar design, which is the identifying feature of this series of luxury timepieces from Jaeger LeCoultre watches.