The Skeletonized Collection: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition

by Time&Style Staff

Jaeger-LeCoultreFor those who appreciate the craftsmanship of horology, there is no finer example than the skeletonized watch. Being expertly stripped of all the extraneous components and having the non-essential metal pared away, the resulting timepiece lays bare all the beautiful intricacies of its design.  It is at once irreducible and remarkably complex.

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Now, the expert skeletonizers and enamelers at Jaeger-LeCoultre have crafted a limited collection of 200 such timepieces, inspired by the historical Grand Complication pocket-watch from 1928. These feats of precision go through a rigorous process to ensure that not only do the watches look stunning, but that it functions just as well. The displays on the dial are large, legible and deliberately placed in order to avoid being lost amongst the 262 components ticking within. The watch also contains a complication known as a “perpetual calendar” which synchronizes all the date and time displays. That means it doesn’t require a manual correction until the year 2100.

Because of the complex process, each of the 200 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition à Quantième Perpétuel 8 jours SQ are unique.

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