In 2013, the 180th anniversary of the founding of Jaeger-LeCoultre. On this occasion, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory launched the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee. The 10th masterpiece of the Hybris Mechanica large complication series.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon will lead a new watch experience in the 21st century. This unprecedented ball flying tourbillon uses blued gold balance and ball hairspring to show its truly outstanding performance. And another masterpiece of the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee is the perfect combination of the precision performance of the ball tourbillon and the instantaneous digital timer. Large complication.
As the core work of three commemorative editions of ‘A Tribute to Mr. Antoine LeCoultre’, this new timepiece brings the exquisite decoration of Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture and the time-honored watchmaking craftsmanship All in one, pocket watches made in the 19th century by the watch factory also give the watch its unique aesthetic concept.
Ball Tourbillon, the pinnacle of work
Obviously, the double-frame tourbillon synchronously and precisely rotating around the two axes enables the watch to offset the effect of gravity no matter where it is located. The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee is particularly eye-catching. However, even for watch enthusiasts who are fond of watchmaking innovations and have discovered the mystery of the first two ball tourbillons developed by the watch factory, this new mechanism is a novelty: By removing the upper watch bridge, the entire miniature world is immediately visible, showing its extraordinary charm.
The double tourbillon frame runs precisely, the outer frame rotates around the axis once a minute, the inner frame rotates once every 24 seconds-2.5 revolutions per minute-and this achievement is achieved not only by watch factory engineers and watchmakers Our outstanding creativity also relies on modern cutting-edge equipment like 5-axis automatic production units. Finally, the use of aluminum as an ultra-light material makes the combined mechanism composed of more than a hundred parts less than 1 gram, which is a feat in the field of micromechanics.
Engineers and watchmakers at the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory excel in various watchmaking techniques, and now they combine superb technological inventions with this fine workmanship: they have developed a new process for the aluminum tourbillon frame The surface is specially treated to improve its reflective performance. In fact, the ultra-light texture and corrosion resistance of aluminum are usually associated with low gloss, which considerably reduces the light reflectivity of aluminum. This material, which is plated on the surface of aluminum, has reflective properties, allowing light to easily enter the inside of the spherical tourbillon, thereby achieving a dazzling effect.
A new element in the structure has also attracted much attention. The movement of the movement is placed on a blued 14K gold balance, and its three-dimensional effect is amazing. Following the cylindrical balance spring of the second-generation ball tourbillon, watchmakers in the watch factory have developed a ball balance spring, which is equipped with two end curves to ensure the excellent timing performance of the movement.
In Rugu Valley, the watchmakers of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory strive for the accuracy of timepieces and never stop, and the dexterity of its watchmaking technology is extraordinary, with this new masterpiece of watchmaking reaching its peak.
Brand new Jaeger-LeCoultre 176
The Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop in Rugu has successively developed 1242 mechanical movements. The latest movement is named Calibre 176. The development, manufacture and assembly of this movement are completed in the large complex watch workshop of the watch factory, and a timing function is added to the ball tourbillon.
The instantaneous digital timer developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre is the first timer combined with a spherical flying tourbillon. It will definitely write a strong mark in the legend of watchmaking with its unparalleled precision performance. Another unique feature lies in the outstanding function of simple beauty: the simple and generous second hand runs on the circular dial and is connected to the timer. When the operation stops, the pointer tip precisely points to the specific time on the display dial. The classic scale ring from 0 to 60 with a 10-digit display makes the time clearer and easier to read. The watchmakers of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory replaced the traditional method of counting the revolutions on an additional timer with an instantaneous digital display. The chronograph dial consists of two large windows, located side by side at 3 o’clock.
Another subtlety is that the timer of the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee is a single button control, reminiscent of the great masterpiece of the late 19th century.
Iconic work of watchmaking tradition
This watch is the tenth masterpiece of the Hybrid Mechanica’s large complication series. It is equipped with three independent dials to display the time. Each dial not only reflects the exquisite qualities of the fine watchmaking tradition, but also has its own unique charm. The hour and minute display is decorated with traditional silver-plated pearlescent decoration. The new prince-like hands perfectly match the other elements that make up the timepiece. The traditional rhodium-plated sunburst dial makes the chronograph display more legible and the day / night display is stamped. The main splint is carefully forged by hand by the watchmaker in the watch factory workshop using an ancient technique. This craft requires extreme patience and unparalleled agility, and its inspiration is directly taken from the pocket watch designed by Jacques-David LeCoultre in 1898. This work celebrates its rise to excellence Among the watchmaking masters, these masters have achieved brilliant achievements with their outstanding artistic accomplishments. This extremely precise timepiece combines the complex functions of a perpetual calendar, a moon phase display and a minute repeater with a mute adjuster. The Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory has been awarded 400 patents since its establishment. This innovative mechanical device is one of them and is still in use today.
In the center of the dial is the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand logo and signature, as well as the words 1833. These elements are reminiscent of that distant era. That year, Antoine LeCoultre established his own watchmaking workshop in Ru Valley. .
The case of the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee is a new ultra-white platinum case with a diameter of 43.5 mm and a thickness of 15.5 mm. The bezel and lugs are polished to create a subtle contrast to the satin-finished sides, highlighting the watch’s ultimate elegance.
The perfect combination of design inspiration drawn from a long history and modern cutting-edge technological innovations gave birth to the stunning beauty of the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee. The white gold folding clasp on the watch has a length-adjustable device that adjusts to the millimeter according to changes in temperature or humidity to ensure an absolutely comfortable fit in any situation. However, a brief description of this outstanding feature is unfair to the engineers of Jaeger-LeCoultre, and its creativity does not stop at the characteristics of horology. In fact, the perfect adjustment provided by the integrated add-on device on this folding clasp is composed of a series of complex designs and more than a hundred parts. With its high accuracy, it is strictly adjusted according to the contour of the wrist, bringing unparalleled comfort to the timepiece. Sex.
Limited edition of 75 ‘A Tribute to Antoine LeCoultre’ Anniversary Edition.
Source of creativity
180 years ago, Mr. Anthony Lecourt established a watchmaking workshop in Ru Valley. The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee is the same as all the watches in the Hybrid Mechanica large complication series. All are designed, developed and produced here. Throughout its long history, the masterpiece of this genius pioneer has always been directly connected with the contemporary works of the watch factory, and an invention that revolutionized the watchmaking process has made this connection even closer. In 1844, the ambitious watchmaker built a mechanism and named it Millionomètre. It is the first instrument capable of measuring to the nearest thousandth of a millimeter. This extraordinary breakthrough in accuracy has enabled the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory in Rugu Valley to effectively expand its production range and complete the first batch of complex-function movements. Its components can be easily replaced and strictly controlled to ensure quality. Thanks to Mr. Anthony Lecourt’s outstanding invention, pocket watches are equipped with new functions and more precise, practical and charming than ever before. Today, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee celebrates the first golden age with its unique look, all reminiscent of the brilliant watchmaking achievements of the 19th century.
This new timepiece belongs to the Hybrids Mechanica large-scale complication watch series, which covers many outstanding watchmaking achievements: from the Grande Sonnerie big self-sounding watch to the Reverso à Triptyque three-sided flip watch, from the innovative timekeeping mechanism to the first band Three-sided dial, a watch showing civilian time, stellar time and perpetual calendar. Like the other nine watches in the same series, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon is a new combination of large and complex functions.
Contemporary technology and the talents of great inventors are combined in the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee. This visionary spirit glowed unprecedented vitality in Rugu. To prove this, you only need to observe the tourbillon’s ball-shaped hairspring. Its uniform ‘breathing’ drives the ‘heart’ of the ball-shaped tourbillon in the center, making it seem to float in the air under weightlessness.
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