A Closer Look At The Unique Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Watch
Jaeger-LeCoultre and Mr Porter join forces for the launch of a brand-new Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition that sees its début on the silver screen this fall.
When it comes to movie product placement, watches are one of the costume designer’s go-to products to enhance a character’s style. Watches such as James Bond’s Omega Seamaster, Jack Ryan’s Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chrono, or Bruce Wayne’s Breguet Tradition Fusée Tourbillon all contribute to defining a persona and help the actor get into character.
The King’s Man And Jaeger Le-Coultre
For the latest movie in the Kingsman series The King’s Man, directed by Matthew Vaughn, the story goes back 100 years to the origins of the Kingsman agency, therefore requiring a timepiece from the same era. So Jaeger-LeCoultre drew upon its mastery of ultra-thin calibers to develop a new timepiece that was inspired by its 1907 “Couteau” pocket watch.
All The Details
The French word “couteau” means “knife” in English.” When referring to a timepiece, it is a broad bezel that tapers from the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case, resembling the blade of a knife. The pocket watch inspiration is also highlighted in the design of the crown, which is protected by a triangular bow and positioned at 12 o’clock.
Housed in a 40mm pink gold case, the timepiece, like the original pocket watch, remains ultra-thin with a thickness of just 4.25mm. This is due to the ultra-thin Caliber 849 that measures a mere 1.85mm in height. There are also some modern touches such as clean and modern indices on the dial and a ring that encircles the bezel.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition
Where some watch brands make prop timepieces used solely by the actors on set, Jaeger-LeCoultre is issuing a 100-piece limited edition of this special timepiece. The watch will be offered exclusively on Mr Porter as a key part of its “The King’s Man Costume to Collection” series, available from July 20th to September 6th. If it isn’t sold out by the end date, the remaining timepieces will be available on Jaeger-LeCoultre’s online store and in select boutiques.
A Manufacture Driven By Creativity
“Our manufacture is proud of its heritage, which drives the creativity of our master watchmaking since 1833. We are delighted to partner with Matthew Vaughn and Mr Porter to unveil a unique timepiece celebrating the elegant pioneering spirit,” shares Catherine Rénier, CEO, Jaeger-LeCoultre. “The thinness of this watch, inspired by a pocket-watch with a knife-shaped bezel from 1907, illustrates the skills and creativity of our fully integrated Manufacture. It represents the spirit of the times with timepieces passed from generation to generation.”
The Latest In The King’s Man Saga
The Kingsman timepiece is being launched ahead of The King’s Man film, which will open in U.S. theaters on September 18, 2020. The movie is a prequel and follows the story of a Kingman agent's race against time as he tries to stop history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds from teaming up to wage a war that could wipe out millions.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Limited Edition Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Watch has a retail price of $29,800 USD and is available exclusively on Mr Porter.
Whether you go to watch The King’s Man for the drama or the watch, something tells us you are going to be entertained!
(Images provided by Jaeger-LeCoultre & Mr. Porter)