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The beginning of a new year is a time for reinvention and innovation so it comes as no surprise that it would apply to the world of watches too especially with Salon International De Le Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) this month.
One timepiece that stands out however is Jaeger LeCoultre’s Master Calendar which first debuted in 2014’s show and is unveiled this year with a stunning upgrade – a meteorite dial. The stone initially comes from a meteorite between an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter which subsequently crashed in Sweden. Set as the dial, it is shown in its completely original slate-grey, an incredible feat when you think of the work that goes into adapting it for a timepiece. The iron content can been tricky to work with, not to mention ensuring it is the perfect look. The meteorite is fashioned into thin plates, revealing different and unique patterns until finally it is comprised and meets the high standards set by Jaeger LeCoultre.
The movement of the Master Calendar is comprised of the day, date, month and moonphase – all created and manufactured in house and subject to Jaeger LeCoultre’s 1000 Hour Control testing.