Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 1 to be Offered by Antiquorum

Aug 28, 2009
Having started a couple of years ago, the real battle of tourbillons prompted fine watch brands to be extremely innovative when creating their own versions of the expensive complication. A timepiece, incorporating just a tourbillion, did not provide a true delight to watch fans any longer. It could be achieved only through presenting an exceptional type of a tourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre was the first horological company to break the ice in the field. It was proud to introduce its novel Gyrotourbillon 1 watch, with the in-house tourbillon spinning on two axis instead of the conventional one. The Jaeger-LeCoultre company created a special cage for the tourbillon to be located in, while spinning in two directions. This extremely complicated construction represents a genuine breakthrough made by the brand in 2005.

The Gyrotourbillon 1 watch was included in a special edition restricted to just 75 items. Every single piece was sculptured in platinum.

A new interpretation of the Gyrotourbillon 1 watch will be available as a part of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica watch set to be launched shortly.

The Gyrotourbillon 1 functionality includes a perpetual calendar, which is exposed on retrograde dials; an off-centered dial, an equation of time, as well as a power reserve indication. Animating these functions is the hand-wound bi-axial tourbillon caliber 177 movement, which offers a power reserve of 8 days.

As Watches.InfoNIAC.com found out, the model will be put up for Antiquorums watch and clock auction to be held in September.


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