By RIO ROSE RIBAYA
As the original was published on 8 November 2017
Only watch connoisseurs can understand why a sparkling new watch is one of the best gifts that can be given on Christmas. These timeless treasures — especially those manufactured in Switzerland — can last your special someone a lifetime. They’re so well-made that they can be handed down from one generation to another, outlasting all fashionable trends.
If you’re setting your sights to wrapping one of the best ones this Christmas, you’ll be relieved to know there’s no need to book a trip abroad to get it. You can actually find more than a dozen precious pieces right here in the city. Located next to the centre court on Pavilion KL’s second level, the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique officially reopened in a glitzy ribbon-cutting ceremony on 25 September 2017 (See event highlights in the video above).
As one of the biggest flagship stores in Southeast Asia, it offers more or less 20 iconic timepieces that you won’t find anywhere else in Malaysia. So, scroll further down to discover 4 rare models that can make your loved one the happiest this festive season.
Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Set
Enchant your loved one with the three-dimensional effects of the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 and its flying spherical tourbillon. This 43.5-mm white gold chronograph indicates minutes in a digital aperture while the indicator hand displays the seconds.
Master Ultra Thin Squellette
With a dial that’s stripped into light and ethereal form, this 38-mm beauty reveals an exquisite adornment of mother-of-pearls and diamonds on the intricate labyrinth of the ultra-thin, skeletonized movement. The Master Ultra Thin Squelette white gold houses Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 849A with a finish that produce dazzling light effects.
Duomètre Sphérotourbillon is a 42-mm refined work of art that earns admiration for its aesthetic of defined lines and clean strokes. A water-resistant, platinum case protects a multi-axis tourbillon and 460-component manual-winding movement.
Go against the time’s digitisation and enjoy the luxury of waking up to the mechanical ring of this wristwatch alarm. The Master Memovox houses an 268-component self-winding movement in a pink gold case, which is capable of water resistance of up to 5 bars.
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lot 2.46.03 & 2.46.04, Level 2, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,+603 2144 2848