When Art Ticks: Why Jaeger-LeCoultre Is A Master Of Art And Mechanics
This year’s Hybris Artistica collection, briefly introduced at SIHH 2014, features a set of 12 unique masterpieces created to draw attention to quasi-lost arts such as enameling. This even dozen combines high complications that are already unique to Jaeger-LeCoultre and contain an extremely artistic element, which is at times enameling and at other times gem setting or skeletonization. It could even be the addition of a new element such as a sapphire crystal shape that was not in existence before.
As Stéphane Belmont, product and technical marketing director explains, “There is no reason create the Hybris Artistica except to enhance the complication factor of the masterpieces. These are 12 pieces that fully express what Jaeger-LeCoultre is capable of today.”
Before these 12 unique timepieces head out on their tour of the world in April, join us as we take a closer look at them at home in their manufacture environment.