Traditional artistic watch craftsmanship meets a true rarity with Jaeger-LeCoultre latest addition to their collection. In the spirit of the brand’s Metiers Rares, meet the new version of the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3, which introduces painstakingly rendered meteorite inlay to the traditional hand-guillochage engraving and grand feu enamel that each rare handcraft piece showcases.
The natural geometric markings on the silver-grey meteorite complements the subtly glittering deep blue aventurine and bright white grand feu enamel on the dial. The meteorite, found in Namibia, was specially chosen for the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 for its iron-nickel alloy and octahedrite crystal structure, making each slice of meteorite (and each watch dial) utterly unique. The watch face consists of three overlapping displays; the time display, the chronograph display and the day/ night display, each combining silver meteorite, blue aventurine, white grand feu enamel and pink gold, as well as a mesmerising seemingly freespinning tourbillon.
The movement’s blued screws, ruby jewels, hand-chamfered hand-polished jewel countersink and matte finished borders of the German silver plates, as well as geometric patterns on the meteorite inlay, can be admired through the open caseback of the pink gold 43.5mm case. The hand-wound calibre 176 movement powers the timepiece and its fully integrated chronograph with instant jumping digital counter, and holds a power reserve of 45 hours. The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 is limited to eight pieces.