For SIHH 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre has released a very special Reverso. Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon. This platinum model is issued in a 75-piece limited series. The Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is 30% trimmer in terms of both width and thickness.
The dual-time display and the Gyrotourbillon® stand out against the intricate downstrokes and upstrokes of the openworked movement. This side also carries a day/night indicator in 24-hour mode at 2 o’clock as well as a small seconds hand driven by the tourbillon. Swivelling the case also reveals a cradle that is gently curved to follow the shape of the wrist. This area adorned with a sunburst guilloché motif leaves a small round, smoothly polished surface just below the position of the Gyortourbillon®, thus enabling a full view of the show performed by this major complication whenthe case is fitted inside its cradle.
Equipped with the Jaeger-LeCoultre manually-wound Calibre 179, entirely developed and produced in the Manufacture, this creation reveals an all-new Gyrotourbillon®. Now performing its rotation by means of an external driving mechanism, it appears to be floating in mid-air. This enables a spectacular plunging view of the light, airy architecture. Pared down to their slimmest possible form, the two carriages of this bi-axial flying tourbillon perform an external rotation in one minute and an internal rotation in 12.6 seconds. The gaze can linger on the balance-spring hand-crafted in the workshops of the Manufacture. Its hemispherical shape is bound to catch the attention of those who will recognise the additional difficulty and precision involved in such a design. This delicate and exclusive balance-spring is a token of expert technical mastery that is also exercised on the Gyrolab® balance-wheel, distinguished by a non-circular configuration that considerably reduces air friction. Shaped like the Jaeger-LeCoultre anchor Symbol, this component represents a decisive breakthrough in terms of the watch’s precision.
We think this is stunningly beautiful watch with one heck of a showpiece movement!
The Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon will retail for $270,000 Euros excl VAT
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