The late 19th century was the pinnacle of traditional watchmaking. The challenges of design concepts and mechanical craftsmanship faced by master craftsmen were easily solved in front of a number of visionary wizards. These master watchmakers are talented, quietly hidden in an unknown workshop, using passion and wisdom to create amazing watch pieces by themselves. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Grande Tradition series not only reinterprets the elegance and sophistication of the nineteenth century, but also reflects the glorious spirit of the times. Complicated data that could only be measured with giant machines can now be displayed on watches. This series dares to be the first to combine a number of complex functions and the ingenuity of master watchmakers. The watch strikes a delicate balance between extreme craftsmanship and pure aesthetics. Each of the masterpieces in this series continues the historical heritage, this new work reflects the long history of watchmaking and astronomy.
The Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication stands out from the wrist and embodies the vast universe that encompasses everything. Material selection and exquisite workmanship are the characteristics of the Master Grande Tradition. The case of the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication watch is made of rose gold. The charming luster makes the sophisticated watch perfect.
The brand-new Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication watch, launched in 2015, is a new way to interpret aesthetic elements and reproduce the style of pocket watches in the 19th century. The watch is equipped with a concave bezel, and the satin-finished case contrasts with polished lugs. Whether it is the visible part of the watch or the part hidden in the movement, it has been carefully modified to reflect the essence of fine watchmaking. The extraordinary watchmaking technology is not only reflected in the integration of multiple complex functions in the same case, but also how to achieve harmony in the design of the exterior.
Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication is a timepiece designed to measure astronomical time. The charm of this watch is that the flying tourbillon design is an important element of time indication. The flying tourbillon rotates counterclockwise every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. When the tourbillon rotates counterclockwise, it slowly moves along the edge of the dial at the same time, like a spacecraft suspended in the stratosphere. The tourbillon frame is made of ultra-lightweight titanium and has a minimalist structure, which makes this levitation floating even more weightless.
In order to highlight the astronomical characteristics of time measurement, the tourbillon indicates not the civil time with the sun as the reference, but the star time with the stars farther away from us as the reference. Stellar time is a unit used by astronomers to track the trajectories of celestial bodies. The Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication watch showcases the vast universe we live in, and you can enjoy the rapid changes of the universe with a glance.
The dial of this watch displays astrological maps of the northern hemisphere. Since childhood, we have been familiar with the Big Dipper, North Star, Cassiopeia, and the twelve constellations that make up the zodiac sign on the dial. Among them, the zodiac constellation is the earliest recognized constellation of human beings, representing the four basic elements of air, earth, fire and water. At the periphery of the planet map, the disk representing the sun orbits the dial exactly every 24 hours. The signs of the zodiac, month and week are displayed on the edge of the horoscope, which is clear and easy to read. This small disk representing the sun can indicate 24-hour civil time to distinguish between day and night time. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s relentless pursuit of the practical functions of the watch is revealed in such details, which is why it deserves to be carefully appreciated.
This watch is also equipped with a mechanical timekeeping mechanism, which provides an audible timekeeping, which can achieve hour, quarter and minute according to requirements. The sound quality of the sounding table depends largely on its gong. In order to get the purest and most pleasant time signal, Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed a cathedral crystal reed that emits a loud tone. Different from traditional gongs, the cross section of the cathedral crystal gong is square rather than circular, which makes it more in contact with the hammer and makes the percussion sound more powerful. In addition, the watch uses a trébuchet scale weight, which allows the gong to obtain the best energy transfer. This watch conveys melodious music. You can close your eyes and discern subtle changes in tone. You can also observe the precise operation of the trébuchet scale weight through the transparent case back, which is pleasing to the eye. In order to make the minute repeater function more perfect, this new watch is equipped with a redesigned slider, which is more ergonomic and easy to operate. The pure design matches the harmonious style of the watch as a whole.
The Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication is a combination of sophisticated time display elements that are fascinating and surprising. It can be appreciated carefully or explored again and again. The masterful ingenuity of the master watchmaker is only to achieve one ambition: to share everything beautifully.
Technical characteristics of Jaeger-LeCoultre masterpieces of traditional complications
积 Jaeger-LeCoultre 945 manual winding mechanical movement, semi-finished movement made of unplated nickel silver, hand-made, assembled and decorated
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times per hour
储存 Power reserve: 40 hours
数 Number of parts: 527
数 Number of gems: 49
Thickness: 12.62 mm
Diameter: 34.70 mm
显示 Hour and minute display
轨道 Orbital flying tourbillon and sky map
Minute repeater with cathedral crystal reed and trébuchet scale hammer
Zodiac annual calendar, month and 24-hour display
Polished blue satin, milky silver plated ring
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.8 mm
18K Rose Gold
Water-resistant to 5 bar
鳄鱼 Alligator leather strap with premium pin buckle
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