Jaeger-LeCoultre shined at last year’s second edition of the Asia’s High-end Watch Fair “Clocks and Miracles” and created superb watches with superb technology. Today, the Watch House brings you a superb traditional 8-day power reserve display perpetual calendar master watch exhibited by Jaeger-LeCoultre at the watch exhibition. The official model of the watch is: 50635SQ.
This Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaking masterpiece with perpetual calendar cutouts uses hollowing out, engraving and enamel techniques, highlighting Jaeger-LeCoultre’s unique skills in scarce craftsmanship. This watch is one of the most attractive complication watches in the Rugens Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory. It is a rare collection.
Outstanding traditional eight-day power reserve display perpetual calendar master
The skeleton movement in this watch is entirely carved and decorated by hand. The 42 mm platinum dial is surrounded by guilloche technology and covered with blue translucent enamel. This exceptional timepiece is also the only perpetual calendar watch with an eight-day power reserve. All perpetual calendar functions can be activated via a single adjustment device.
18k white gold screw-in crown
18k white gold screw-in crown with fine workmanship and excellent feel. The polished crown is engraved with the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo.
Black alligator strap
Black crocodile leather strap, hand-stitched black silk thread, clear lines and even regularity. With an 18k white gold pin buckle, ordering is simple and convenient.
11.6 mm case
The 11.6-mm-thick case has brushed metal on the sides for a more textured look. At 7 o’clock, there is a perpetual calendar adjustment device.
Lugs are naturally curved
The lugs are naturally curved, the front is polished and the sides are brushed to look more layered. It is also very comfortable to wear.
Dial and caseback in white gold enamel
Dial and caseback in white gold enamel. First, these delicate parts are carefully hand chiseled, and then decorated with the ‘filled’ enamel process of large fire. Finally, it is baked in the kiln repeatedly until the desired blue color appears. It took two days to create an enamel ring around the dial and movement.
The design of the dial is ingenious
The design of the dial is ingenious. In addition to the day / night display, the dial also has a number of calendar display functions: date, week, month, four-digit year display and month age. The power reserve with red safety zone and day / night display make the calendar display more eye-catching and provide a wealth of time information.
Power reserve display and day / night display
All display functions on the dial are cleverly designed, and the layout is arranged according to their functions. Comprehensive time information can be seen at a glance for the wearer. The power reserve display and the day / night display are harmoniously distributed symmetrically above the dial.
Enlarged display of time, day, date and month
The day of the week and date display are parallel to the time display, and the enlarged display is clearly legible. The day of the week display is accompanied by the age of the month. The four-digit year display and the month display are at the bottom of the dial.
Jaeger-LeCoultre 876 manual winding skeletonized mechanical movement
The exquisite Jaeger-LeCoultre 876 manual winding skeleton mechanical movement is composed of 262 parts, including 37 rubies, but only 6.6 mm thick. While not affecting the quality of the movement, it is necessary to eliminate its ‘excess’ as much as possible, which really requires superb craftsmanship. The sun ripple decoration on the movement, all parts are manually chamfered, polished and engraved. The balance wheel is not equipped with a regulator and its vibration frequency is 28,800 times per hour. After the mainspring is wound up, its power reserve allows the mechanical movement to run for 8 days.
Summary: This watch draws inspiration from the super complicated antique pocket watch produced in 1928. Today, 87 years later, through the hands of masters of hollowing, engraving and enamel craftsmanship, it has created a master of the essence of contemporary fine watchmaking Make. The limited edition of 200 pieces, each of which is unique, because engraving and enamel masters cannot make two identical watches. It can be described as highly collectible. The current price of this watch is 895,000 RMB.