Jaeger-LeCoultre adds another multi-complication to its high jewellery range. The elegant Grande Tradition Grande Complication Haute Joaillerie adorns a zodiac calendar, minute repeater with crystal gongs and trebuchet hammers, tourbillon and nearly 300 baguette-cut diamonds plus more than two dozen blue sapphires.
The dial is a star chart showing the sky of the Northern Hemisphere. Inspired by the astronomical timekeeping, the watch will be available in an extremely limited 8-piece white gold edition. It’s powered by the manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 945. The dial also indicates the zodiac sign, and annual calendar with the date and month display.
The orbital flying tourbillon makes a revolution once every minute and completes a sidereal day around the face of the watch every 23 hours 56 minutes, hence the moniker “orbital”. The golden figurine inside of the watch represents the Sun. It performs one full revolution around the rim of the dial in 24hours. Mounted on a black alligator leather strap with folding buckle, the watch can be yours for €285,000 before taxes, equivalent to about US$386,000.