The quiet elegance of the Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky Chart Leo Constellation Jewellery watch dial belies the pièce unique’s extreme technical complexity in decor. The Leo constellation is staged to great effect on the dark blue opaline dial. A masterpiece of hand guilloche craftsmanship,
the lion’s silhouette comprises a multitude of triangles, each bearing its own pattern. Since the rose engine lathes hand-operated by skilled artisans are designed to engrave decorative elements that are typically circular and geometric, one can imagine the exceptional savoir faire required to depict the big cat in various-sized polygons, whose linear engravings provide striking effects of depth. Stars that compose the constellation are represented by brilliant-cut diamonds.
Displayed on the back of the watch via a concave dial designed to accentuate depth, a celestial chart offers a striking view of the
Milky Way and constellations that appear in real time, as if seen through a telescope. Special mention goes to the Calibre 2755 TMRCC, which integrates three major horological complications: a tourbillon, minute repeater and rotating sky chart. Lastly, 100 baguette-cut sapphires bezel-set
with laser precision on the lugs, crown and bezel add colour and sophistication to the piece.