To celebrate the 20th Century Studios and MARV feature film, by Matthew Vaughn, ‘The King’s Man’, which is all set to hit theatres this September, Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre and MR PORTER have announced a new 100 piece limited edition timepiece – The Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN Knife watch.
‘Our Manufacture is proud of its heritage which drives the creativity of our master watchmaking since 1833. We are delighted to partner with Matthew Vaughn and Mr Porter to unveil a unique timepiece celebrating the elegance 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’ – Catherine Renier, CEO, Jaeger-LeCoultre
‘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. The watch has a strong heritage styling coupled with being limited to only 100 pieces and will sure to be received extremely well with our growing global watch community’ – Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER
Inspired by the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin 1907 “Couteau” Pocket Watch, this masterpiece blends tradition and modernity in a manner perfectly suited to both The King’s Man and to contemporary style. I find that the Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN Knife watch deteriorates quite a bit from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s more recent creations, but then again that’s exactly what makes it all the more exciting. The Grande Maison has applied all its dexterity in the 40mm wide and 4.25mm thin case, in Pink Gold, as it is the definitive feature of the watch. Giving it a nice vintage touch is the double-stepped bezel. Note how the bezel slopes gently from the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case, creating a fine profile reminiscent of a knife blade as the winding crown, protected by its triangular bow, is placed at 12 o’clock.
The printed index hour markers and blued-steel hands look stunning against the contemporary off white backdrop of the dial. Beating inside is the watch is the hand-wound calibre 849 that delivers a power reserve of 38 hours. At just 1.85 millimetres thick, the movement allows the watch to retain its ‘slim’ appearance.
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 sleevebox.
The Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch will be offered exclusively on MR PORTER, as a key part of The King’s Man ‘costume to collection’, from July 20th to September 6th. After that date, the watch will also be available directly from Jaeger-LeCoultre online and in selected boutiques.