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2020 Watch Review: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar, Zenith Defy & More

Today, Christian tackles some more of 2020’s most insane watch releases.

June 05, 2020

First up is the Zenith Defy Ultraviolet, a chronograph from the brand’s Defy range that comes in a 44mm titanium case. Because of the functionally lugless design, however, it wears not unlike a modern, 40mm Rolex Submariner in the Super Case. The watch gets its name primarily from the movement, which contains a number of violet-coated components. As far as research and development is concerned, it’s hard to argue with the work that Zenith puts in, especially for the price point of $13k. It’s steep, no argument here, but you get a lot of watch for your money.

Next, we have the JLC Master Control Chronograph Calendar, a completely sublime watch in the same $13-15k price point as the Zenith that offers something completely different. Powered by the JLC Caliber 759, this automatic winding chronograph features a complete calendar complication as well, including a moonphase display. It’s absolutely mind blowing to say the least. While it’s 40mm diameter is contemporary, it is the thinness of 12.05mm that is, without question, incredible for a watch with this level of complication packed inside.

Finally, we have the TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 5 Tropical Coffee, a collaboration with Bamford Watch Company. Okay…so this is a weird watch. No getting around it. The dial, here, is literally made of coffee grounds, which might just be a case of “just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should.”

In The Shop

Watches: Suter

Leather: Alligator Strap

Watches: IWC Big Pilot

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