The JLC Triptyque Grand Complication…announced in SIHH 2007. This is a magnificent watch. I recently managed to have the opportunity to photograph this piece at a local dealer’s where it was on its way to being delivered to its owner.
One of the more complicated watches made by JLC, the watch is based on the famous Reverso case…enlarged to contain the complications. The watch features a tourbillon and a perpetual calendar on the third face, and indications for a celestial star chart, a zodiac indicator as well as sunrise and sunset indicators. As these indicators are different depending on your location on earth, the watch is set at the factory for a particular lattitude, and this is engraved on the side of the case. This particular example is for Singapore, and on its side, “1 degree 05 minutes” are engraved, giving Singapore’s Lattitude.
Part 1 of this presentation will show the watch in 3 different settings, and part 2 on Friday will zoom in on some details.
Perched on top of stable mate – the Marc Newson JLC Atmos
And on a Jacquet Droz music box, featuring a fluttering, singing bird: