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Boutique

JAEGER-LECOULTRE
Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication
Jaeger-LeCoultre has once again brough to life an expression of horologium that amazes the senses of both sight and sound by incorporating the dulcet tones of its own minute repeater to peal the time on demand . The watch combines the celestial sphere on the dial as well as a tourbillon that rotates on its own axis and circumnavigates the dial in a counter-clockwise direction once every sidereal day . The chime utilizes custom trebuchet-style hammers on flat gongs designed to maximize the amount of material and enhance the sound quality . Only sixteen will be commissioned : eight in rose gold ($ 390,000 ) and eight in white gold ($ 470,000 ).
IW RATING
Design : 8 ( out of 10 ) Filligree creates unmistakable look .
Innovation : 8 Rare combination of in-house developed complications .
Finissage : 8 Each surface expertly addressed .
Legibility : 7 Easy to read even with busy underpinnings .
Rarity : 9 Only 8 in white gold and 8 in rose gold .
Value : 8 Investment level equity almost assured due to complexity and rarity .
Overall iW rating : 48 ( out of 60 )
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