Jaeger-LeCoultre is the top watch brand in the watch industry. The brand has designed and produced many limited editions and expensive watches, such as the Jaeger-League tourbillon watch, which is limited to three pieces worldwide. The amount of production is so small, what about the watch? Let’s take a look.
When creating a watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre design masters often match the shape and function of the timepiece to transform the invisible time into a concrete beauty. The position of the Jaeger-LeCoultre in the world of watches and clocks is well known. Now Jaeger-LeCoultre launches the Gyrotourbillon I, which once again pushes the aesthetics of watches to a higher level.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon Watch I
The design above the dial of the Jaeger-League tourbillon watch is mainly simple, to highlight the beauty of the tourbillon itself. The perennial month and the power reserve display are not overwhelming. The bridge is carved with metal filaments, allowing people to look at the dial at a glance. Enjoy the balance wheel and escapement in the spherical tourbillon. The Jaeger-League spherical tourbillon is slightly inclined, which is the first sight of the dial. The entire watch reveals impeccable perfection, not only with all the important functions but also sets off the style of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Jaeger-Lei Spherical Tourbillon I The new 177 manual winding movement is 36.3 mm in diameter and 10.85 mm thick. It contains 679 components and features various functions and instructions, including power reserve, perennial months, days, leap years, and time. The error is displayed. Such superb performance once again proves that the Jaeger-LeCoultre factory is not willing to settle in the status quo and constantly seek new and changing styles. This watch divides the date scale from left to right on the dial for easy identification. What is more special is that the work of date marking is shared by two jump-back pointers: the left pointer indicates the first half of the month, the right pointer indicates the second half of the month; the two hands are marked with the 16th of each month as the boundary, and continue on that day. 24 hours refers to “16”; until 0:00 on the 17th, the left pointer jumps to the starting point, and the right pointer continues to “17”.
The “Time Error Display Function” of the Jaeger-League Tourbillon Watch I automatically adjusts the time difference and displays the actual time of the Earth. It is a very rare practical function in today’s watch industry. In fact, the actual length of each day on the earth is different, and there is a constant time error. Therefore, the spherical tourbillon watch I am equipped with a 177-type movement, which can be used to learn the real-time of the earth from the second-minute hand of the dial. This hand with a sun-shaped pattern is controlled by an external rotary roller cam and detects the correct position from time to time. The time error is marked on the dial, making it a smart function.
The Gyrotourbillon I is no exception, and the world is limited to three pieces.
At the beginning of the invention, the Jaeger-Left tourbillon was designed for pocket watches, and the one-way rotating tourbillon is sufficient to provide sufficient adjustment. For a watch with a constantly changing position, the tourbillon must be rotated in a multi-directional manner to achieve real benefits. In this context, Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed a tourbillon with a 177-type movement. Its outer ring is made of extremely light aluminum alloy and rotates around the axis every 60 seconds. The inner device is made of titanium alloy and aluminum alloy, including balance wheel, balance spring, and escapement. The main shaft is 90 degrees with the former. , one rotation every 24 seconds. This tourbillon consists of 90 parts with a total weight of only 0.336 grams.
Since its founding in Vallée de Joux in Switzerland in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has not only been a defender of traditional watchmaking, but also one of the pioneers in precision timing technology and design. Excellent quality, innovative concepts, and exquisite workmanship make Jaeger-LeCoultre watches the best in the industry.