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 the face of digital visionary wizards. These master watchmakers are talented, quietly hidden in an unknown workshop, using dexterous hands to create works that reflect enthusiasm.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Grande Tradition series not only reinterprets the elegance and exquisite qualities of the 19th 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 with the ingenuity and craftsmanship of master watchmakers. The watch strikes a delicate balance between extreme craftsmanship and pure aesthetics. Each masterpiece in this series continues this historical heritage, and this new work reflects the long history of watchmaking and astronomy. Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication is a watch with a tradition of complication. It is like condensing the vast universe that encompasses the wrist.
The Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication is a collection of timepieces that incorporates a number of sophisticated and complex time displays. The charm is endless and amazing. It can be appreciated carefully or explored again and again. The masterful ingenuity of the watchmaker is only to achieve one ambition: to share all the good things with taste
Tribute to the great watchmaking tradition
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, which was launched in 2015, is a new way to interpret the aesthetic elements of this series and reproduce the appearance of the 19th century pocket watch. The watch is equipped with a concave bezel, and the satin-polished case hoop contrasts with polished lugs, showing the highest watchmaking craftsmanship. 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 and consistency in the design.
Stellar orbiting tourbillon, breathtaking time reading
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 for indicating time. The flying tourbillon rotates counterclockwise every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds, which is amazing. The tourbillon rotates counterclockwise while moving slowly along the edge of the dial, 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 is a watch that showcases the vast universe we live in, and you can enjoy the rapid changes of the universe at a glance.
Extraordinary and powerful calendar display
The dial of this watch presents an astrological picture of the northern hemisphere. We have heard well-known constellations since childhood, including the Big Dipper, North Star, Cassiopeia, and the twelve constellations that make up the zodiac sign. Among them, the zodiac constellation is the earliest recognized constellation of human beings, representing four basic elements: 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 is worthy of our careful appreciation.
The minute repeater sounds rich and crisp
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 a sounding watch depends to a large extent on its gong, as the gong is an essential part. 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 tr.buchet scales to achieve the best energy transfer from the gong. This watch conveys melodious music. You can close your eyes and discern subtle changes in tone. You can also observe the precise operation of tr.buchet scales through the transparent case back. 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.