The Edge BRC Value Creator: Outstanding CEO of Malaysia 2019 receives the Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche, courtesy of Swiss master watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Having passed over 1,000 hours of tests for accuracy, resistance to water, temperature and barometric pressure changes, vibrations and magnetic fields, the exquisite timepiece will prove a solid companion for the celebrated corporate leader.

An exemplary blend of form and function, the classic Ultra Thin models enrich the legendary reliability and minimalist aesthetic of the Master line. There are no fancy touches in terms of either form or content. Slender, yet sacrificing nothing in terms of substance, the timepiece — powered by the automatic Calibre 938 — has a 43-hour power reserve.

Connoisseurs who appreciate wearing on their wrist a work of art that is endowed with exemplary precision will instantly appreciate the feat it represents. Little wonder that the Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche rose to the rank of the bestseller of the Master Control line.

In 2012, this creation, dedicated to slenderness, pursued its quest for essentials. The lugs are sleeker, the profile is sharper and the dial is even more readable thanks to the new diameter. Yet the heart of the watch remains intact and perfectly preserved with a display mode ensuring immediate read-off of clear, self-evident functions that are useful in everyday life. These naturally include the hours and minutes, shown by applied hour markers swept over by Dauphine-type hands, small seconds in a subdial at 8 o’clock, the indispensable power reserve providing a reliable indication that the mechanism requires winding via the crown, along with a pointer-type date display on the opposite side. Each indication has its own space to enable easy consultation and avoid any confusion. What more could one ask of a watch?

Established 186 years ago in the Swiss Jura Mountain’s Vallée de Joux, Jaeger-LeCoultre is engaged in a tireless quest for excellence and technical perfection, supported by a unique spirit of invention. Not one to shy from a challenge, the reversing case for the classic Reverso, for instance, was Jaeger-LeCoultre’s answer to the challenge of designing a timepiece that exudes class and could withstand the mallet strokes during polo matches played by British officers in India in the 1930s. Since then, the maison has created more than 1,200 calibres, yet remains inspired to take precision to new heights.