The house of Jaeger LeCoultre is a Swiss high-end luxury watch manufacturer from the village Le Sentier, in the Canton of Vaud. Everything started in 1833, when Antoine LeCoultre founded a small workshop for the manufacture of high-quality timepieces. Eleven years later, he measured the micrometer (μm) for the first time, and he also created the millionometer – the world’s most precise measuring instrument that is capable of measuring thousandths of a milimeter. Since 1996, Jaeger LeCoultre became a part of the Swiss luxury group Richemont. Today, their watches equally compete with other high-end brands.
This September, the prestigious Swiss watchmaker is prepared to display three rare watches on the largest World Brand Piazza in Hong Kong.
The first one is Master GDE Tradition Tourbillon QP watch which comes in limited series of 18 pieces. The model with the referent number 500 24 01 is crafted of 18 karats pink gold. It is powered by a mechanical automatic winding movement with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The movement provides hour and minute functions, a perpetual calendar, a tourbillon and a seconds function.
This exquisite timekeeper is domed with 124 Top Wesselton diamonds which are stylishly paved on its bezel and dial. These sparkling diamonds give the impression of elegance and luxury. The mid-sized case measures 42 mm in diameter and features a sapphire case back. Although it is a dazzling watch, it provides decent water resistance up to 50 meters (165 feet).
Master GDE Tradition Tourbillon QP wristwatch is attached to a retro-looking, brown leather strap for a comfortable wear.
The Swiss watchmaker also brought its masterpiece of miniature mechanical engineering – the Gyrotourbillon I. The visitors inHong Kong have a chance to view this limited series of only three pieces.
Unlike common watches, Gyrotourbillon I has an enormous list of complications designed to do things that you certainly did not even know that could be done by the wristwatch. It incorporates various advanced features, such as a two-cage multi-axis tourbillon which removes the negative effect of gravity, a perpetual calendar which keeps the watch accurate for 100 years without any adjustment necessary, a retrograde power reserve and month indicators, as well as the leap year indicator.
The model with the referent number 602 64 09 is equipped with Jaeger LeCoultre Caliber 177. This mechanical hand-winding movement provides a power reserve of amazing 8 days. This large-sized watch has a round case which has 45 mm in diameter. It is made of high-quality platinum and it is characterized by the superb gem-setting on the case and the dial. This Swiss-made masterpiece is beautifully adorned with 204 Top Wesselton diamonds totaling to 23.7 karats. Finally, it is priced only $400,000. J
The last model that the watch house of Jaeger LeCoultre will present at the HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair is Master Tourbillon SQ watch. The model 165 24 02 reveals the extraordinary decorative work of the artists exercising their talent within the manufacture. The extraordinary nature of the tourbillon is enhanced by its entirely skeletonized Mechanical automatic hand-winding movement. This highly accurate and precise movement, built on 33 jewels, provides a power reserve of 48 hours. This movement supplied several functions, such as hour – minute and seconds function, as well as the second time-zone, a tourbillon and a date function.
Master Tourbillon SQ has a round case which has 41.5 mm in diameter. The case is made of 18 karats pink gold and it incorporates a bezel which is set with 79 diamonds.
This remarkable timekeeper is attached with an alligator leather strap fitted with a double folding buckle. Considering that it is totally skeletonized, this Tourbillon is made especially for watch aficionados who really like to look beyond the surface.