MB&F Melchior Robot Clock Hands-On

MB&F Melchior Robot Clock Hands-On

Jaeger-LeCoultre is in fact one of the biggest supporters of filmmaking in the watchmaking world, as the longtime official partner of the Venice Film Festival, the founder of the New York Film Festival’s “Filmmaker In Residence” program, and a patron of prestigious film fests spanning San Sebastian and Toronto to Shanghai and Dubai. Beyond the cinematic connection, more than anything, Tom Cross has been a longtime fan of JLC’s epitome of modern classicism. “I’m a fan of modern design, and a watch like [Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature model] the Reverso is an icon up there with the Speedmaster, or even an Eames Chair,” Cross says. “It’s completely distinctive. At the same time, I’m fascinated by a watch’s mechanism and complications, and Jaeger has such an innovative heritage in this area.”

The form factor of the case remains unchanged from the Linde Werdelin Spidolite's decidedly-cool older siblings, with a width of 44mm and a thickness of 15mm. These new Linde Werdelin Spidolite watches use anti-reflective sapphire crystals and have a water resistance of 100m (330 ft). The dial design has been changed over that of previous models with a more open view of the movement thanks to additional skeletonization. So much skeletonization in fact, that the new Linde Werdelin Spidolites offer a clear enough view of the (now open) mainspring that it can function as a simple power reserve, as indicated by the small red triangle on the dial (the mainspring is situated roughly between four and five on the dial).

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