Celebrating the Reverso’s 85th Anniversary with a Masterpiece…
A veritable masterpiece showcasing the watchmaking skills and rare crafts cultivated by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is a stellar creation within the new 2016 collection which is focused on the 85th Anniversary of the iconic Reverso watch. Though this is not the first time the Reverso family has seen the Gyrotourbillon, it springs a few surprises including the new Caliber 179 and an entirely openworked dial which combine to present Gyrotourbillon as never before. In addition, this special piece is cased in platinum and issued in a 75-piece limited series — fitting elements for a special tribute piece.
The front of the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon features a finely grained white round dial, with blued steel Dauphine-type hands. A day/night indicator appears at 11 o’clock, while the seconds are displayed in an unusual manner by means of a graduated disc rotating at the cadence of the Gyrotourbillon, with a small blue arrow placed on its left serving to read off this indication.
The back of the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is entirely openworked movement with bridges hand-decorated by JLC artisans. This side also carries a day/night indicator in 24-hour mode near 2 o’clock as well as a small seconds hand driven by the tourbillon.
Equipped with the Jaeger-LeCoultre manually-wound Calibre 179, entirely developed and produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre, this creation reveals an all-new Gyrotourbillon. The manual winding caliber contains 385 parts and has a 38-hour power reserve. Jaeger-LeCoultre notes that the new gyrotourbillon design uses an external driving mechanism, it appears to be floating in mid-air. The two carriages of the bi-axial flying tourbillon perform an external rotation in one minute and an internal rotation in 12.6 seconds, all providing largely unobstructed views of the hemispherically shape balance spring.
A very sophisticated and elegant looking piece and a great tribute to 85 years of Reverso!