Monday, June 28, 2010

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication Watch Reaches the Stars

Living in a megalopolis, oftentimes I yearn for a clear view of the night sky free from glaring city lights. The Jaeger-LeCoultre master Grande Tradition Grande Complication unleashed this yearning with its exquisite depictions of the universe. The blue lacquer dial evokes a sense of another time, another place, perhaps an alchemists workshop or astronomers turret. However, there is nothing surreal about the impeccable craftsmanship and complication combination. Beneath the bold 18k white gold dauphine hands, encased in a 44mm wide 18k white gold case is a Jaeger-LeCoultre in-house caliber 945 manually wound movement comprised of 527 parts.
Complications include:
Minute Repeater specially designed to emit a loud chime; especially unique to Jaeger-LeCoultre. Amazingly Jaeger-LeCoultre achieved a 50 meter water resistance. Water Resistance t0 50 meters is rarely found in a watch with a minute repeater, as sealing the watch becomes quite a challenge.
One-Minute Flying Tourbillon which is a sidereal indicator as well. A sidereal day is exactly 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.091 seconds and it is this exact day, the tourbillon takes to circle the entire dial. Astronomers mostly make use of the sidereal time by using it to ascertain where to point their telescopes to pinpoint a certain star in the night sky. Given the dial markings of this watch sidereal time is a most appropriate addition.
Only 75 pieces will be crafted making this watch a coveted item among the most noteworthy of collectors and maybe an astronomer or two.
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