We know Jaeger-LeCoultre has a rich heritage of perfecting the technical skill and craftsmanship that makes an extraordinary timepiece. This is a brand that continually reaches for the stars in its efforts to create works of art that are truly inventive and innovative. Such is the case with the newly released 2015 edition of the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication. We wrote about a diamond-studded version of this piece late last year, and you can read the nitty gritty technical details about it here. But the newest watch has us even more bedazzled.
The name itself pays full respect to the complexity that lies inside. This newer version is equipped with the same movement and technical details as the previous edition, the caliber 945. It includes the captivating flying tourbillon, which rotates around the dial displaying the solar time (it is, after all, an equation of time watch), and is equipped with the tantalizing minute repeater chiming with distinct tones to separate the hours, quarter hours and minutes. What sets this particular complication apart is the elegance and craft in which Jaeger-LeCoultre has fit so many intricate functions into one single timepiece. It’s representation of the celestial constellations from the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere are shown with great contrast on the satin-brushed blue dial.
The starry wonder doesn’t stop there. For those zodiac lovers out there, this watch not only includes the zodiac constellations on the dial, but it also indicates the most up-to-date zodiac phase. The 2015 edition of the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication houses the astronomical indications in all their glory. The handmade manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 945, fits an incrediblel 527 parts within a 45mm case and is packed with a 40-hour power reserve. Ringing in at somewhere upwards of $300,000, the watch is a star lover’s dream come true.