Jaeger-LeCoultre : The focus of attention

Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon 

Movement : mechanical self-winding, 48h power reserve, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 982 Case : pink gold Diameter : 40mm Functions : hours,  minutes, small seconds, tourbillon Water resistance : 5 bar  Strap : chocolate brown alligator leather

Deliberately proclaimed classicism, a complex and ultra-accurate movement : the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon offers a fresh demonstration of the inventive strength of the Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux. After the Gyrotourbillon in 2004 and the Master Tourbillon in 2006, Jaeger-LeCoultre began 2012 by unveiling an eye-catching model in tribute to this supreme horological complication. The majestic and imposing tourbillon positioned at 6 o’clock displays stunning finesse. Held by a filigree-worked bridge, its harmonious design stands out against an eggshell-white dial on which only the applied pink gold hour-markers distract the gaze from the true centre of attention. This beautiful accomplishment, representing an authentic artistic and technological feat, is housed in a 40 mm-diameter pink gold case measuring a slender 11.3 mm thick.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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