Swiss luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has been a major player in the watch industry since the early 19th century, and building upon its vast experience the brand has churned masterpieces year after year, decade after decade. Taking inspiration from the past for its latest creation, the Swiss watchmaker has introduced its latest creation, the Master Grande Tradition à Quantième Perpétuel 8 Jours SQ, which pays tribute to a Jaeger-LeCoultre grand complication pocket watch from 1928. JLC privately previewed the watch at the a few weeks ago at SIHH 2014 but now has finally shared all the information on this brilliantly crafted elegant perpetual calendar.
The JLC 8 Jours SQ is a refined rendition of the Master Eight Days Perpetual which was released back in 2004. This movement has 260 components out of which 37 are jewels. And at only 6.6mm height, it still manages to display the time, day, date, month, year, moonphase, day/night, and the power reserve. The white gold case looks beautiful and measures 42mm x 11.5mm. It has grained and silvered dials on a skeletonised and engraved movement and at the edges of the movement are blue grand feu champlevé enamel rings which are visible from front as well as back. JLC says it takes two days to create each pair of rings and the process is very intricate. The Master Grande Tradition à Quantième Perpétuel 8 Jours SQ is a limited edition of only 200 examples and price is available only upon request.