MASTER GRANDE TRADITION RÉPÉTITION MINUTES PERPÉTUELLE
The Grande Maison in Le Sentier is turning up the volume with this timepiece equipped with an ingenious system which clearly and qualitatively relays all the notes of its chimes.
With over 200 chiming watch calibers in its range, Jaeger-LeCoultre excels in the art of the minute repeater complication. With this wealth of knowledge, the brand is not resting on its laurels and is constantly innovating with great success. The new Master Grande Tradition Répétition Minutes Perpétuelle is a superb example. For this edition, a tone system produces the closest representation yet of the top notes and volume of old pocket watches. The acoustic quality is optimized thanks to an enlarged area in which the melodies can flourish. The thickness of the watch is around 13.72 mm.
Its perpetual calendar sports the day, date, month and year with superior clarity. These are powered by the self-winding 950 caliber (38-hour power reserve), located in a precious white gold 43 mm case. As well as the information, it also regulates the display of the moon phases as well as a security zone. This appears in a window between 22:00 and 01:00. During this time, it is not advisable to adjust the time or the calendar to avoid disrupting the smooth operation of the movement. These cogs are revealed through the sapphire case back. To admire all its finishing touches, the oscillating weight is concealed in the heart of this complex mechanism.
Two editions are available, each composed of 30 pieces. The first has a translucent dial in guilloched blue enamel. While the second has a silver grained finish.
Price: on request www.jaeger-lecoultre.com
By Dan Diaconu
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