When Meteorite Meets The Master

The new Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite represents the amazing skills in watchmaking. Jaeger-LeCoultre used a number of its famed Métiers Rares to make a timepiece that stands out aesthetically with the introduction of the rarely seen craft of meteorite inlay.

The Gibeon meteorite chosen for this watch is found in Namibia. It is an iron-nickel alloy with an octahedrite crystal structure, formed by the cooling of the asteroid fragment in outer space over the course of billions of years before it crashed to earth in prehistoric times. The abstract geometric patterns of the intersecting crystal structures shimmer gently when the material catches the light, their irregular arrangement making every slice of meteorite subtly different from all others.

The meteorite inlay requires a rare degree of precision and dexterity. First, the artisan must hollow out the surface of the German silver plate or bridge, to a depth that exactly matches the thickness of the meteorite fragment, leaving only a fine fillet of German silver at the borders. Once the new surface has been polished, the meteorite must be laid so that its edges fit seamlessly within the complex, curving borders and its surface lies exactly flush with them, to form a completely flat and unified plane. It is work of the utmost refinement and precision, measured in fractions of a millimetre.

On the chronograph display, an aventurine disc is encircled by a ring of white grand feu enamel, marked with elapsed seconds. The Day/Night display comprises a 24-hour plate on which two gold semi-circles. The white day-section is decorated with hand-guilloché and engraved sunrays. The sun is a polished pink gold sun, whereas the night is represented by polished pink gold stars and a moon.

Conceived and crafted for true connoisseurs of art and mechanics, the new Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 ‘Meteorite’ represents the highest expression of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s codes.

Technical characteristics:
Dimensions: 43.5 mm
Thickness: 15.8 mm
Calibre: manual mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 176
Functions: digital instant monopusher chronograph, hours/minutes, day/night indicator, gyrotourbillon
Power reserve: 45 hours
Case: pink gold
Dial: aventurine, white enamel, meteorite, hand-guilloché day/night indicator
Caseback: open
Water resistance: 50 m
Reference: Q5032441
Limited to 8 pieces

 

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