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Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon – SIHH 2019

Jaeger LeCoultre's one of the greatest launches at the SIHH 2019

Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon – SIHH 2019

 

 

Nevertheless, this is Jaeger LeCoultre’s one of the greatest launches at the SIHH 2019. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetual Calendar was just released. As a matter of fact, this watch shows the power of manufacture in the fifth multi-axis turbine combined with miniaturization of the turbine component to create a more portable watch.

Moreover, this watch really combines all major complications, turning it into a “Grande Complication” type of timepiece. Of course, combining a Westminster minute carillon repeater that replies the song of the Big Ben clock tower in London and a perpetual calendar represents the real craftsmanship and innovation. 

Notably also for this watch is that it features a one-minute constant force mechanism to provide consistent energy to the gyrotourbillon. Thus, it results in a precisely jumping minute hand and also a more precise minute repeater mechanism.

Yet, Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel possess also a significantly smaller tourbillon than those in the preceding Gyrotourbillon timepieces.

Furthermore, this watch comes in a limited edition of 18 pieces. The price can reach $805.000 – CHF 800.000 

The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel is the latest generation of multi-axis tourbillon to emerge from Jaeger‑LeCoultre, following the 2004 Master Gyrotourbillon 1, the 2008 Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, the 2013 Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee and the 2016 Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon.

Further advancing the art of multi-axis tourbillons, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel features a tourbillon that is significantly smaller than those in the preceding Gyrotourbillon timepieces.

As a rule, reducing the size of a mechanism also reduces its error tolerance, which is why successful miniaturisation efforts are so highly valued and complex. In creating a smaller tourbillon, Jaeger‑LeCoultre has created a truly wearable Gyrotourbillon, bringing high complication out of the watch safe and onto the wrist for everyday enjoyment.

 

SIHH 2019: Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon

Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon – SIHH 2019

 

 

Besides the multi-axis tourbillon, which highlights the cinematic virtuosity of fine watchmaking at Jaeger‑LeCoultre, and the minute repeater, which showcases in-house mastery of the most sophisticated complications, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel also features the one horological function with the greatest everyday relevance and pragmatic value — the perpetual calendar. As the name suggests, the perpetual calendar is designed to work in perpetuity. It automatically displays the correct date without the need for manual adjustment between months of different lengths. It even takes into account the extra day at the end of February during leap years. The most common configuration of the perpetual calendar mechanism can only be adjusted in one direction, but the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuelemphasises the experience and convenience of the user, and its date can be adjusted forwards or backwards without harming the movement. The pointer-style date indication further reinforces the precision aspect of the timepiece, as it jumps over the tourbillon aperture in order to provide the best possible view of the visually stunning rotating escapement.


Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel is the result of 186 years of fine watchmaking expertise and a spirit of innovation that continues to this day.

Reflecting the blend of patrimony and modernity is the design of the watch, which emphasises the round profile of the Master Grande Tradition case.

A retractable minute repeater pusher, first seen in the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon, preserves the smooth lines of the case.

Hand guillochage, fine hammering (martelage) and grand feu enamel are part of the canon of fine watchmaking finish and have been practiced at Jaeger‑LeCoultre throughout its history — most outstandingly in the dazzling Hybris Artistica collection.

In the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel, however, these finishes are expressed in a subtle and contemporary way. Yet, culminating in the openworked dial — produced either in a striking deep-blue grand feu enamel or in a more classic silver-grained version — showcasing the mesmerising multi-axis tourbillon.

These age-old techniques are skilfully practised by master artisans from the in-house Metiers Rares atelier of Jaeger‑LeCoultre, where haut-de-gamme traditional finish is also applied to the movement by hand.

SIHH 2019: Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon

Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon – SIHH 2019

Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel Chime

The Westminster chime is familiar to everyone as the famous melody of the Big Ben clock at the Palace of Westminster in London. Its four-phrase melody is composed of four notes played in different sequences and different quantities at each quarter of the hour. The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel uses four sets of gongs and hammers to create the Westminster chime to indicate the quarters when the minute repeater is activated, incorporating a complex mechanism that places it at the most prestigious tier of chiming watches.

The most beautiful chime can be marred by interruptions and gaps of silence between the strikes. In order to create a chime of unmatched euphony, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel has a silence-reduction function built into its chiming mechanism. This ensures that even when the full set of Westminster quarters is not struck, there is no time delay corresponding to the missing quarters before the minutes are struck. In every instance of the chime when the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel is activated, the hour strikes, quarter strikes and minute strikes are seamlessly joined.

Yet, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel uses four sets of gongs and hammers for creating the Westminster chime that indicates the quarters when the minute repeater is activated. 

Of course, this involves a built-in complex mechanism that puts it in the most prestigious class of tier of chiming watch.

But, the most beautiful sound may be affected by interruptions and gaps in silence between strikes. Thus, in creating an unrivaled euphoria noise, Master Grande Tradition Gyrodourbillon Westminster Perpétuel possesses a silence reduction feature built into its sliding mechanism.

So, this feature ensures that even when the full quarter of Westminster is not hit, there is no time delay that corresponds to the missing quarters before the minutes are hit.

In all cases of noise, when the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel is activated, hour shots, quarter strokes and minute strikes are seamlessly combined.

 

Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel – Precision

Precision lies at the heart of the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel, with a one-minute constant-force mechanism that provides a consistent level of power for the energy-hungry tourbillon without affecting its chronometric ability. The constant-force mechanism consists of a spring, known classically as a remontoir d’égalité, that is periodically re-armed by the mainspring and acts as a secondary power source to protect the regulating organ of the movement.

In the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel, the constant-force mechanism has an additional advantage. It regulates the motion of the minute wheel, creating a jumping minutes hand that offers greater precision in time display. More significantly, the mechanism that controls the minute strike also follows this one-minute jumping system, which completely eliminates the chiming error that can occur when the repeater is activated between minutes, when the chime played and the time shown can be one minute apart.

 

Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon – SIHH 2019

 

SIHH 2019: Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon

 

SIHH 2019: Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition GyrotourbillonSIHH 2019: Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon

SIHH 2019: Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon

 

 

 

Details About the Watch

Case: 18K White Gold 43 mm in diameter and 14.08 mm in thickness.

Movement: Calibre 184 Manual Wound with a power reserve of 52 hours.

Dial: Blue guilloché enamel or Silver grained.

Price Info:  CHF800,000 Swiss Francs —approximately $805,000 USD.

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