Introduced at the 2013 edition of the SIHH, Jaeger-LeCoultre brings us the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee, the flattest manually-winding mechanical wristwatch in existence. Thanks to its “knife-shaped” case, which is only 4.05mm thick, Jaeger-LeCoultre drew inspiration from its own 1907 pocket-watch that is still the thinnest manually-wound mechanical pocket-watch in the world.
Exhibiting a perfect combination of simplicity and elegance, the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee is the type of watch every man should aspire to have on his wrist when he suits up. The sad fact is that many dress watches are just too thick to wear under a fitted button cuff shirt and short of resorting to the Gianni Agnelli over the cuff approach, you may be left with few alternatives.
Hopefully someday soon more watches (at various price points) will be offered somewhere in the range of this slim profile but until then, at least we have Jaeger-LeCoultre to lead the way forward.