In 2019, Jaeger ‑ LeCoultre celebrates the 15th anniversary of its collaboration with one of the most prestigious cinema events: The Venice International Film Festival. For over ten years, Jaeger ‑ LeCoultre has been the main sponsor of the film festival, most notably with the award Jaeger ‑ LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker, which pays homage to personalities who have significantly contributed to contemporary cinema.
This year, the Grande Maison combines the sparkle of a star-studded night sky with the real stars who will illuminate the red carpet of the exhibition. During the 76th edition of the oldest film festival in the world, scheduled from 28 August to 7 September 2019, a new edition of the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste.
The best films are able to ennoble even the most ordinary experiences, raising life to the rank of art. In line with this vision, the newJaeger ‑ LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste offers a different perspective of time, with an orbital flying tourbillon that makes a complete rotation of the dial in 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. This unusual time span corresponds to the length of a sidereal day, calculated by referring to the most distant stars rather than the Sun.
The dial represents the night sky of the hemisphere North part and sports the constellations of the zodiac framed by an outer ring, decorated with the corresponding symbols. A small gold index, visible just above the orbit of the flying tourbillon, revolves around the dial annually, indicating our position within this ancient alternate star calendar.
What distinguishes this model of Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste from previous versions is the new contemporary and special design. At first glance, the dial appears simplified in terms of finishes and indications, but in reality it hides a new dimension, visible only in low light. The hour indices and constellations are lined with SuperLumiNova ™ and evoke the luminosity of celestial bodies on a clear night.
The elegant and contemporary case, belonging to the new generation of design inaugurated by the model Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel last January, it contains the caliber 946, made up of 334 members, of Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste.
A complex mix of machined surfaces, from the satin finish to the micro-sandblasted finish to mirror polishing, converges in the 43 mm white gold case that perfectly complements the intense blue dial and the pink hue of the oscillating gold balance wheel. constantly.
Both mechanically and aesthetically, the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste it goes beyond everyday life. It is one of the rare timepieces to capture the rhythm of everyday life alongside the movements of the universe.
Since its foundation, which took place in The Trail in 1833, Jaeger ‑ LeCoultre has developed unparalleled skills in a wide range of watchmaking professions. Today, in its factory of the Joux Valley, the Jaeger ‑ LeCoultre Manufacture practices as many as 180 watchmaking professions, or at least related to the watch sector, many of which have been perfected over years of work and improved by the innovations created within it.
The orbital flying tourbillon featured in the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste it first appeared in Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication (photo above) from 2010, a watchmaking masterpiece equipped with a bell that symbolizes Jaeger ‑ LeCoultre's savoir-faire and its ability to wander freely in the field of grand complications.
The flying tourbillon is exclusively paired with another mechanical watchmaking feat expertly mastered by Jaeger ‑ LeCoultre: the indication of sidereal time, which appears in both the men's and women's collections of the Grande Maison. Limited to just 28 pieces, the price is on request.