Jaeger-LeCoultre, the crown jewel of Dr. Strange

Dr strange watch - Jaeger

If you’re a Marvel fan, you’ll surely locate Dr. Strange, and well, if you saw the first installment of the sorcerer supreme, it’s a fact that you noticed the iconic watch worn by Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s neither more nor less than a Jaeger-LeCoultre.

The history of Dr. Strange Watch

In 1833, in a remote valley, an inventor named Antoine LeCoultre created a small workshop where extraordinary timepieces were handcrafted with a fierce spirit of innovation. The workshop would continue its journey until it became Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Although in a scene from the first installment we see a series of watches in a drawer, Dr. Strange opts for one in particular, a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar.

And it is that Doctor Strange has been accompanied by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar since Cumberbatch put it on him in the first superhero movie, Doctor Strange: Supreme Sorcerer, released in 2016 and appears again in Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness 2022.

In both installments, this watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre, is the protagonist of the story with its case, in rose gold or stainless steel, which measures 39 mm in diameter and only 9.2 mm thick, something very remarkable because it is a perpetual calendar. giving the perfect dimensions to wear it with a tuxedo or a formal suit.

Its composition

The movement of this watch measures just 4.2mm thick, a feat of miniaturization worthy of Jaeger-LeCoultre, a watchmaking house with more than 430 registered patents and 1,300 unique calibres.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar

This watch with reference Q1302520 has a refined design, it has a silver-grey dial with pearly minute track and “Dauphine” hands, as well as faceted indices, which gives it excellent legibility, despite having a perpetual calendar.

The date appears at 3 o’clock, the day at 9 o’clock and the month at 6, all indicated by hands. It has a four-figure window for the year between 7 and 8 o’clock, and a sober indication of the moon phases at 12.

The multiverse of madness

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual is perfect for the Dr. Strange cinematic universe, as its perpetual calendar allows viewing of various time lines, ideal for the guardian of the infinity stone of time.

Its mechanism is so advanced that it takes calendar irregularities into account, thereby automatically adjusting for months of different lengths and leap years, so it doesn’t matter which “timeline” you are on.

In addition, it could accompany you for several lives, because if it is kept charged, it will continue to work without any adjustment until 2100, and after that adjustment, the next one could be done in 400 years.

As if that were not enough, its 868 caliber features finishes of the highest artisanal quality, such as Côtes de Genève, perlage or circular graining, and polished and beveled edges.

There is no doubt, this is a watch made to measure for a character like Doctor Strange, by the way, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been an ambassador for Jaeger-LeCoultre for years.

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