On occasion of the 76th edition of the Venice International Film Festival (August 28 – September 7, 2019) Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste, a 28-piece limited edition, which showcases the brand’s watchmaking skills with undeniable charm. Complex, kinetic, but also poetic.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste features a different perspective on time itself, with an orbital flying tourbillon that makes a complete turn of the dial over the course of 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. This unusual time unit is the length of one sidereal day, calculated with reference to the more distant stars instead of the Sun.
The blue dial depicts a star-studded night sky of the Northern hemisphere, showcasing the constellations of the zodiac calendar framed by an outer ring displaying their associated symbols. A tiny gold marker, seen just beyond the orbit of the flying tourbillon, revolves around the dial annually, an indication of where we are within this alternative and ancient star calendar.
The 43 mm white gold case case, part of the new generation of case design set by this January’s Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel, encloses the 334-component calibre 946. The movement stores 45 hours of energy and displays the hours and minutes, the Zodiac calendar, a 24-hour civil time indication, the month and a sky chart.