Piaget Altiplano 900P held the record for World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch with its 3.65 mm case up until couple of weeks ago. That record now belongs to the newly released 3.60 mm Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Squelette watch. The skeletonized JLC 849ASQ movement, part of Jaeger LeCoultre caliber 849 line measures just 1.85 mm, which helped create the thinnest mechanical watch.
The Master Ultra Thin Squelette is collection of four watches that include two grand feuenamel decorated models, in 18 karat white or pink gold, and two diamond set models for those who love lot of bling. The watch measures 38 mm in diameter and the gem set models are a bit taller at 4.74 mm. The exquisite workings of the skeletonized movement is visible from both the front and the back. The hand-wound movement with 119 components offer 33 hours power reserve, 21,600 vph and a water resistance to 3 bars. Not so complicated watch comes with just hour and minute function.
Paying tribute to traditional watchmaking, the dial features twelve zones separated by hour-markers and Feuille hour and minute hands. The beautifully designed collection also boasts matching black or brown alligator leather buckles and gold pin buckles. The Master Ultra Thin Squelette four price points include: pink gold diamond-set $72,500; pink gold $58,000; white gold diamond-set $75,000 and white gold $61,000.