Jaeger-LeCoultre has been the main sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for over a decade. In 2019, they are celebrating the 15th year of its partnership. This partnership is about honouring personalities who have made significant contributions to contemporary cinema. To celebrate it, a new edition of the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Celeste, will be presented during the 76th edition of the oldest film festivals in the world.
This special edition watch coming with an orbital flying tourbillon that makes a complete turn of the dial over the course of 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds. Inspired by how the best films can redefine the most quotidian experiences, elevating life to art with a different perspective on time itself.
Instead of calculated time with the sun, this unusual time unit is the length of one sidereal day, with stars distant as reference. The night sky of the Northern hemisphere depicted on the dial, showcasing the constellations of the zodiac calendar framed by an outer ring displaying their associated symbols. Beyond the orbit of flying tourbillon, there is a tiny gold marker revolves around the dial annually.
This new Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Celeste model coming with contemporary and arresting new design with the simplified textures and indications on the dial and additional dimension which is visible only in low light. Super-LumiNova is coated on the hour markers and constellations, evoking the glow of heavenly bodies on a clear night.
The watch powered by 334-component calibre 946 that enclosed by an elegant and contemporary case, a complex blend of surface textures including satin finish, micro-blasting, and mirror polish that comes together in a 43mm white-gold case that fit perfectly with the deep blue dial and the roseate hue of the constantly beating gold balance wheel.
Coming with the hours/minutes, zodiac calendar, 24-hour civil time, month, orbital tourbillon, and sky chart functions, this watch also features 45 hours power reserve and water resistance up to 50m. Just as what everyone expected from Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Limited to 28 pieces, this watch will take you beyond the everyday outfit, both of its mechanical and aesthetic aspects. The Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Celeste captures the rhythms of daily life in parallel with the movements of the universe.