At the just finished SIHH 2014 watch fair, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented bunch of superb timepieces, all of which are impressive, but from the Haute Horological point of view, this one really strucks the attention of watch aficionados. Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel is a timepiece with a long name, but also with the long list of features. In its heart, there is a masterpiece flying tourbillon visible on the dial side. However, the back-side of the watch also has something special to present, bringing us back to the past of the renowned Swiss watchmaker.
New Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition is a classic stylish timepiece, built in the contemporary size. Its beautifully decorated and perfectly round case is made of 18 karat pink gold, with the diameter of 42 mm and the thickness of 13.1 mm. It includes polished lugs and satin-brushed flanks. A tiny bezel leaves a lot of space for a wide, grained silver-toned dial to exhibit all of its features, starting with the tourbillon cage, placed at the 6 o’clock position. This highly complicated model has a perpetual calendar, which is located at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock position as three sub-dials with analog displays. At the 12 o’clock position, there is also an aperture that indicates year. Pink gold applied hour markers, dauphine hands, as well as a classic looking minute track round up an exceptional design of the dial.
On the back side of the watch, you can enjoy a truly mechanical piece of art, completely revealed through a sapphire crystal glass. Along with a tourbillon, Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 985 self-winding mechanism features a cylindrical balance spring and a 22 karat gold oscillating mass, including a reproduction of the gold medal that the renowned watchmaker won at the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition. Crafted, assembled, decorated by hand, and consisting of 431 components and 49 jewels, this high-end movement ensures about 48 hours of power reserve. Its golden weight oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
JLC Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel timepiece is available with a stylish hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap that incorporates an 18 karat pink gold pin buckle. In conclusion, this is a great timepiece for all lovers of men’s elegant timepieces.