Looking at the new watches Jaeger-LeCoultre released for W&W 2020, my overriding impression was that the brand is calmly focusing on what it does really well: refined, technically rigorous and beautifully executed watchmaking that won't stop the traffic from 100 paces (no look-at-me gimmicks here) but will invite us to pause, look more closely and appreciate the lasting value. In these strange times, it may be just what we need..So, this year La Grande Maison has brought us new versions of two of its great classics – one a complete redesign and the other a colour variation – and one stunning high-complication piece. Master Control 2020 While many houses have chosen to introduce additions to existing collections and variations of existing models, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been bolder, re-launching an entire collection – with four new models to kick things off. In the 28 years since the Master Control line first saw the light of day, it has stood for technical expertise combined with restrained styling. That hasn't changed. But with the re-launch we're seeing a total redesign, a raft of technical upgrades to some of the Maison's most emblematic complications, a completely new movement and a new complication. Aesthetically, the new…

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