Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre brought its legendary know-how and heritage to Hong Kong recently during the glitzy opening of the “Manufacture Comes to You” exhibition at The Landmark atrium. More than 250 guests, including Gaile Lai, Christine Kuo, Elisa Sum, Irene Wang, Jocelyn Luko, Anthony Sandstrom and Kenneth Ma, joined Julien Renard, Managing Director for North Asia, Jaeger-LeCoultre and David Martin, Head of Retail, Hongkong Land Limited to celebrate.
With the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Tourbillon on her wrist, Gaile Lai declared its beauty and craftsmanship as “an unrivalled feat in the art of watchmaking;” we could not agree more. Sharing the limelight that evening with the Rendez-Vous Tourbillon were a few other exceptional timepieces from the Grande Maison: Master Twinkling Diamonds, Reverso Neva, Joaillerie 101 Etrier, Rendez-Vous, Duomètre à Quantieme Lunaire and Master Grand Tourbillon.
These were on show for the audience, thanks to the good graces (and wrists) of the A-list models and actors; however, this was not the highlight of the show. Jaeger-LeCoultre brought one of its watchmakers to town, with three incredible haute horlogerie timepieces in tow: Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie, amongst the world’s most complicated watches; Duomètre Sphérotourbillon, an unparalleled watch (and one of our picks for most important watches of 2012), and the tougher-than-thou Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2, the instrument of choice for adventurers the world over.
These three watches were on display for the duration of the exhibition, from November 6-11. A grand multi-city tour of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the Manufacture Comes to You exhibition was last in town four years ago.