15 Jan 2022 By May Ng

Jaeger-LeCoultre Presents a New Film in Collaboration with Jing Boran

“This timepiece has special meaning because it is the moon that governs our Chinese New Year and, as I gaze at the spinning of the tourbillon, I feel that it represents the awakening of my dreams for the future,” says Jing.

Jaeger-LeCoultre honours the Chinese New Year with the release of a new short film,Virtuosity in motion. Featuring the celebrated Chinese actor and singer Jing Boran – who has been a Friend of the Maison since 2016 – the film is both elegant and engaging, inviting the viewer to reflect on the relationship between dreams and achievements.

The film, directed by Lomo Yang brings alive the imaginative narrative of the new film through exquisite cinematography and evocative lighting to create a dream-like mood.

Jing Boran wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre_Chinese New Year

The Master Ultra-Thin Moon that Jing wears on his wrist serves as an allegory for the relationships between aspirations and reality, Moon and Earth, dreams and time. Exuding refinement and a timeless yet contemporary elegance, the timepiece unites the  moon phases indication in both hemisphere with a tourbillon – the first time these two complications have been united in the long history of the Maison – as well as displaying Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature peripheral date, jumping over the tourbillon from 15th to the 16th, around the outer edge of the dial.

In addition to the moon-phase display – an entirely natural choice to mark the Lunar New Year – the tourbillon is especially appropriate: its spinning is echoed by the spiral of the staircase that anchors the film’s narrative.