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Jaeger le Coultre Master Ultra Thin – Kingsman Edition

The Kingsman movie franchise has proved fairly successful, although your writer finds it a bit too comic book. But there’s no denying that the Kingsman ballet-level fights are enlivened by some dashing fashion details.

Jaeger-LeCoultre have teamed up with the studio to create a watch that is very much old school, Savile Row suit. The sort of timepiece that Colin Firth would recommend you purchase over a single malt down at the club perhaps.

It’s powered by the JLC calibre 849 hand-wound movement, housed in an 18-karat rose gold case – notice the etchings on the back, signifying this is a limited run of 100 pieces. Part of the ‘Master Ultra Thin’ collection, this ‘Knife’ edition features a relocated crown nestled between the top lugs, and has a discreet cutout in the alligator strap.

Having the winding crown at 12 o’clock sets this watch apart, but is it that practical? Price is just under £27,000, so yeah…definitely one for the gentleman spy with an Amex Gold Card and MI6 luncheon vouchers. More at the official JLC site here.

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