July 8, 2019: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre Global Ambassador Benedict Cumberbatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre invited guests to attend the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London The grand celebration dinner with the theme of ‘exquisite core, the art of time’, experienced the 186 years of glorious watchmaking history of the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop. Founded by King George III of the United Kingdom in 1768, the Royal College of Art is an independent institution led by outstanding artists and architects. It has a mission to speak for art and artists, and promotes the development of visual arts through exhibitions, education, training and debate.
A piece of ‘Seeing the Letter’ by Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliet Stevenson, ElieBamber and ClarkePeters LettersLive) reading aloud pushed the party to a climax. The Letter Reading Session is a charity event that invites world-class artists to enter the stage, recite historical letters on the spot and add personal interpretations, thereby demonstrating the power of literature.
Jaeger-LeCoultre watches displayed at the evening include the new masterpiece of the timepiece, which was stunningly presented at the 2019 Geneva International Horological Fair, MasterGrandeTraditionGyrotourbillonWestminsterPerpétuel. The fine watchmaking craftsmanship is combined with the convenient and practical modern wearing concept. This watch is equipped with a miniaturized multi-axis ball tourbillon, and a hammer and patented crystal gong specially designed for playing Westminster Bell Music, which truly reproduces the time clock of the famous Westminster Big Ben in London, England. The new design is equipped with a one-minute constant force mechanical device as a second source of power to provide constant power to the tourbillon, further improving the accuracy of the jumping needle indication time and the minute repeater.
Also displayed on the same table is the MasterGrandeTraditionRépétitionMinutesPerpétuelle Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater Watch, equipped with a new spiral gong, using an innovative mechanism different from the common flat layout of the gong, to redesign the gong in thickness and space The antique self-sounding pocket watch has a rich and pleasant sound. MasterGrandeTraditionRépétitionMinutesPerpétuelle Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater watch with a new case, composed of more than 80 hand-retouched parts, equipped with automatic winding device and perpetual calendar function, without manual winding.
The Royal College of Art has been a collection of fine arts for more than 250 years, including many world-class art collections, including the only Michelangelo marble sculpture in the UK. Tonight, it will be the ideal place to appreciate Jaeger-LeCoultre’s masterpieces, to experience Jaeger-LeCoultre’s exquisite craftsmanship and the unique charm of detail.