After a full-house of admirable new models early in the year, JLC must still be catching its breath. Nonetheless it showed why it’s a master of movements with a complication for him, and one for her.
The so-called Master Grand tradition Grande Complication (pictured above) is indeed nothing if not grand, a powerhouse of technical construction and design from its flying tourbillon to a chart of the night sky and a sun that faithfully revolves around the perimeter every 24 hours. With silicon parts where advantageous it’s subjected to 1000 hours of chronometric testing before leaving the bench, and housed in a 46.7mm white gold case set with 294 diamonds totaling almost 20 carats.
For women, the Rendevous range welcomes an equally ravishing complication, a minute repeater in a fittingly minute 39mm case with a dial to die for. Rendered in blue enamel on white gold with a guilloche sunburst pattern overlaid with snow-set ivy leaves, it’s a canvas that leaves little to be desired.