Initially presented by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2013 to commend the Maison’s 180th commemoration, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 combined its mark multi-hub tourbillon with an uncommon prompt advanced presentation chronograph.
This year, the brand situated in Le Sentier raises this uncommon and valuable watch to another degree of imaginative craftsmanship. Truth be told, with different components of the dial exhibiting the uncommon handcrafts like hand-guillochage, etching and excellent feu veneer, the new Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 ‘Meteorite’ presents the infrequently seen art of meteorite decorate.
On the dial side, the mathematical markings of the shimmering dim meteorite are complemented by the unpretentious sparkle of dark blue aventurine and the shine of white terrific feu veneer.
The lovely combination of materials, shading and surface example is outlined by a 43.5 mm round case in the warm tones of pink gold. The thickness of the etched case is 15.8 mm.
Found in Namibia, the Gibeon meteorite picked for this watch is an iron-nickel amalgam with an octahedrite precious stone design, shaped by the cooling of the space rock part in space throughout billions of years.
The mathematical examples of the converging gem structures sparkle delicately when the material gets the light, their sporadic game plan making each cut of meteorite quietly not quite the same as all others.
Notwithstanding the meteorite decorated on the German silver extensions, a disk of meteorite sits at the focal point of the time show dial, encircled by a ring of aventurine with applied files.
On the chronograph show, an aventurine disk is circled by a ring of white fabulous feu polish, marked with passed seconds. The Day/Night show comprises a 24-hour plate on which two gold semi-circles are applied, one each for day and night. The white day area is beautified with hand-guilloché, hand-engraved sunrays and an applied cleaned pink gold sun; the night segment highlights applied cleaned pink gold bow moon and stars, set on a rich blue background.
The dial has a three-dimensional engineering that welcomes to investigation giving looks at the development. The eye is unavoidably attracted to the entrancing development of the tourbillon, which turns in space clearly with no help.
This multi-hub tourbillon comprises two pens, individually pivoting in one moment and 24 seconds (which means 2.5 times each moment) in inverse headings, with a blued circular equilibrium spring pulsating like a heart in their middle. Without a tourbillon connect, the cantilevered all-aluminum pens of Gyrotourbillon 3 seem, by all accounts, to be suspended in space.
Beating at the recurrence of 21,600 vibrations each hour, the hand-wound type 176, joins a completely incorporated chronograph, which shows the seconds on a traditional round dial and slipped by minutes on a momentarily bouncing computerized counter.
The new Jaeger-LeCultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 ‘Meteorite’ Ref. Q5032441 is a restricted version of 8 pieces with an indicative cost of Euro 560,000. jaeger-lecoultre.com