A rare collectible item issued in a very limited series of only 100 pieces, Master Minute Repeater “Grand Feu” Platinum (ref. 1646409) embodies two different worlds at the same time – modernism and tradition. While this model’s design is very simple, it is nevertheless interesting and elegant. The symmetrically positioned half circles situated in the Southern hemisphere of the dial break the milky white background and offer a view over two sides of the watch’s mechanism: the power reserve and the torque meter. The neat black alligator leather strap closing in a double folding clasp emphasizes the elegance of the white display and of the platinum crown.
A combination of pocket and wrist watch, the Grand Feu incorporates the same caliber 947 as all the other Master Minute Repeater models. This is actually the first movement created by the Vallée de Joux based house that associates a minute repeating device with a regulator display. Another impressive feature of this caliber is its patented sapphire crystal gong – a major technological advancement aimed at enhancing the intensity and accuracy of the sound vibration. Indeed, with a quality of 64 decibels, durations longer than 600 milliseconds and a wealth of 9 split, Jaeger-LeCoultre Grand Feu produces a sound whose quality goes beyond any level reached so far by any wristwatch, no matter which of the four parametres (strenght, duration, wealth and accuracy) is measured.
A highly performant model, incorporating an innovative movement – the result of joined efforts made by watch makers, musicians and sound engineers – Jaeger-LeCoultre Grand Feu is an stylish item perfectly suitable for modern men in love with deeply rooted technical devices. While its perfectly neat look will seduce anyone with an eye for aesthetics, its Minute Repeater device will make the difference for those who want to possess a rare timepiece.