Focus : Jaeger-Lecoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel

CASE : white gold, transparent sapphire crystal and back, water-resistant to 30m

SIZE : 43mm in diameter, 14mm thick MOVEMENT : mechanical hand-wound Caliber 184, 50-hour power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, Gyrotourbillon, Westminster minute repeater chiming on blued gongs, bidirectional perpetual calendar with year indication

DIAL : Grand Feu enamel, applied hour-markers and blued Dauphine-type hands

STRAP : double-sided blue alligator leather with white gold folding clasp



To describe Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest luxury watch, one need only begin by listing its capacities, details and mechanical subtleties. The result is an inventory of the very best Grand Complications have to offer. The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel is indeed a striking timepiece in every sense of the term. Long since accustomed to creating superlative watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre had temporarily set aside this aspect of its expertise. The brand is now back with what is certainly the most accomplished, complex and wearable piece in this extreme category that we have seen in a long time. Four kinked blued gongs to sound the time on demand to the tune of Westminster Abbey’s famous Big Ben chime. A compact, new-generation perpetual calendar including a year indication. A multi-axis tourbillon 15% smaller than the previous four, coupled with a remontoire. Confining itself to a 43mm diameter and 14mm thickness is no mean feat for this machine containing 1,050 components, and whose back will thrill lovers of details and finishes.

Journaliste expert en horlogerie et correspondant régulier de WorldTempus, David alimente notre rubrique technique.

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