Jaeger-LeCoultre at Watches & Wonders – laurels and leaves

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication_Recto

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.

Jaeger LeCoultre Rendezvous Ivy Minute Repeater
Jaeger LeCoultre Rendezvous Ivy Minute Repeater

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.

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