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JAEGER-LECOULTRE – Such a splendid sound

The epitome of Haute Horlogerie according to Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Master Grande Tradition collection is experiencing an evolution of its classic design with this new minute repeater perpetual calendar. Its more ergonomic and contemporary gold case nonetheless comprises 80 parts and already embodies complexity itself, as do its contrasting finishes (polished, sandblasted, satin-brushed). It houses 585 components skillfully integrated to give life to a true mechanical symbiosis. It is indeed extremely rare to combine a minute repeater and a perpetual calendar within a self-winding caliber, which – although very convenient – includes a rotor liable to conceal the sight of the magnificent movement. In this instance the rotor itself is hidden, unlike the curved square-section gongs laid out in an innovative configuration enabling them to make optimal use of the space available while creating an exceptional sound. With the two limited series of the Master Grande Tradition Répétition Minutes Perpétuelle, decibels are in tune, powerful and timeless.

Master Grande Tradition Répétition Minutes Perpétuelle

CASE : polished sandblasted satin-brushed white gold, sapphire crystal caseback, water-resistant to 50m DIAMETER : 43mm MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (950 caliber, 38h power reserve) FUNCTION : hours/minutes, minute repeater, perpetual calendar (day, date, month, moon phase, year, security zone) DIAL : guilloché blue enamel or silver-grained STRAP : blue alligator leather with folding clasp LIMITED EDITION : 30 pieces per dial color

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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