Among all the technical complications, an astronomical star chart wristwatch must be one of the most appreciated complications by the truly sophisticated watch collectors. At the SIHH 2013 exhibition, Jaeger-LeCoultre pleasantly surprised us with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Celestial.
With the beautiful sky chart as seen from the Northern Hemisphere rotating at 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds or a solar day per turn, Together with the Zodiac indicator, this Celestial watch pays the highest respect to the growing sophistication of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s female collectors.
Certainly, Jaeger-LeCoultre understands the sophisticated females also appreciate the fine skills of gem settings and the value of precious stones. With a Celestial dial made of Lapis Lazuli originally termed as the “Stones from Heaven” in Latin. The watch bezel is also sets with a total of 2.09 carats of white diamonds.
The stunningly beautiful design was obviously inspired by the 2011 Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication, which is also a celestial watch albeit together with a satellite mystery tourbillon and Minute Repeater.
What is shockingly pleasant is the tentative pricing of the timepiece, at Euro 50,000, this will be the most beautiful and lowest priced Celestial watch in the market, with or without diamond setting and a Lapis Lazuli dial.
Finally, a great complication for the stronger sex!
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