The silver screen will once again enjoy the appearance of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar watch on the wrist of actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming supernatural adventure from Marvel Studios, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, slated to be released in the United States on May 6th, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Cumberbatch who has been a long time friend of the Swiss watchmaking house.
The timepiece played its first role in Doctor Strange released by Marvel Studios in 2016 playing an intrinsic part in the story of the title character, Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who becomes a master of the mystic arts played by Cumberbatch, serving as a tangible reminder of meaningful events from the character’s past and present during his journey into the mystic world offering up more moments in time.
The Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar timepiece involves a steady measurement of linear time and the perpetual calendar is a fine and appropriate complication for the storyline, displaying multiple timelines on the dial and it is able to indicate the correct date over a course of many lifetimes. Elegant and contemporary, the watch is available in pink gold or steel with its dial featuring a moon-phase display at 12 o’clock and calendar indications on three sub-dials. The in-house Jaeger Le-Coultre Calibre 868 movement was entirely developed and manufactured in-house and as long as it is kept wound, a perpetual calendar needs no ajustement until 2100 and then not for another 400 years. Plenty of time for Doctor Strange to explore many a worlds.
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness offers a journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange who with the help of mystical allies, old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realties of the multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Meanwhile the house of Jaeger-LeCoultre, anchored in the real world, is nestled into the scenic Jura mountains of Switzerland and has been the home of fine watchmaking since 1833.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette