How about a luxury timepiece that gets you thinking about your place in the broader universe? Fasten the alligator-leather strap of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication, and you’ll be all set for some celestial dreaming as you go about your day. That day can be accentuated by the wistful chimes of this horological standout’s minute repeater, which incorporates Jaeger-LeCoultre’s patented crystal gongs. These come soldered right to the sapphire crystal, which thereby amplifies the chimes rung by a trebuchet hammer.
The Jaeger-Lecoultre’s Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication’s dial — black in the pink-gold version, deep blue in the white-gold one — includes a filigreed dome evoking the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere: specifically the starscape appreciated from the 46th parallel marking the Swiss watchmaker’s location in the Vallée de Joux. The standout Orbital Flying Tourbillon — besides executing a turn each minute — reels counterclockwise within the dial to mark the passing of a single sidereal day: that scale of time tracking the spin of the Earth against the position of fixed stars. You may just find yourself gazing skyward pondering existential thoughts more often with this beauty rigged to your wrist.