Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched a brand new model of its patented Common Tourbillon with an inventive dial created on the firm’s Métiers Rares workshop.

For the enigmatic Le-Sentier-based watchmaker, that slots in above Richemont-owned IWC and beneath Vacheron Constantin in worth level — the Grasp Grande Custom Calibre 948 is a type of watches that’s unbelievable but additionally makes you surprise if it must be a watch offered on the extra high-end sibling, Vacheron Constantin.

First, you might have the dial facet with high-end work together with a inexperienced enameled world map created by the Métiers Rares workshop, with a disc representing the oceans beneath, that has a guilloché-work floor carried out in a wavy sample suggesting the motion of the ocean, and adorned with 15 layers of blue-green translucent lacquer.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 World Timer

Subsequent, you might have a motion that powers the hours, minutes, and tourbillon (revolving across the dial fully each 24 hours, to point the time in every metropolis, just like the inventive enameling, guilloche, and lacquering, which will also be thought-about high-end.

Final, the ornament of the motion, the place you’d count on the high-end theme to proceed however regardless of the horological or inventive sophistication, the motion ending is just not specified. It seems to not be consistent with the remainder of the watch, and that is doubtless the largest distinction between a Jaeger and Vacheron — the motion ornament.

The newest Grasp Grande Custom Calibre 948 is being produced in a 20-piece restricted version.


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