The Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a new exceptional timepiece: the Master Grand Tourbillon Enamel model. The particularity of this new timepiece is that it is composed of both a tourbillon and a miniature painting on the dial made of white gold and diamonds.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre brand has used a quite innovative technique to create this model: paintings carefully drawn on the sapphire adorning the dial. This Master Grand Tourbillon Enamel watch beats to the rhythm of the legendary Caliber 978 who won in 2009 in Switzerland, the prize of International Chronometry Contest.
Craftmanship and handmade watchmaking
The tourbillon cage is made of lightweight titanium weighing only 0.2 grams which requires little energy for its rotation. The design of this watch perfectly meets the traditions of Haute Horlogerie. In fact, each piece of this caliber is meticulously decorated by hand including the oscillating weight which is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
This work of art highlights the exclusive technique of artisans who continue the technique of enameling. In the workshops of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, one can find many crafts such as experienced setters who perfectly handle diamond setting in order to provide the necessary shine to such a timepiece.