Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique
by Kyle Stults on January 23, 2013
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SIHH 2013…platinum jubilee…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tourbillon ref. 5046520

Jubilee ref. 5046520

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a very large number of new pieces this year, led by a Jubilee collection dedicated to its founder, the “Tribute to Antoine LeCoultre”, as as the Grande Maison celebrates its 180-year anniversary.  Starting with this Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique, an exceptional timepiece reflecting a combination of the historic heritage of 19th-century watch models and cutting-edge technology.  Housed in a platinum new case… a closer look, below.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique

Its perpetual calendar indications are legibly displayed the dial — along with moon phases, the perpetual calendar displays day, month, date at 3, 12 and 9 o’clock positions, respectively. Above the flying tourbillon is the small seconds.

aeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Tourby closeup

The watch is equipped with the new Jaeger-LeCoultre 985 automatic movement — this model is the first to combine a flying tourbillon with a cylindrical balance-spring, thus guaranteeing an exceptional level of timekeeping performance.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Caseback view

Note also the 22-carat gold oscillating weight — on it Jaeger-LeCoultre has painstakingly reproduced the gold medal won at the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition in recognition of the Valle de Joux manufacture’s expertise and innovation.  Nice touch.

aeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Engraved Rotor

All in all, a timepiece of great precision, combining exceptional complications with an expressive aesthetic.

This watch may be purchases alone, or as part of an identically numbered 3-watch Jubilee set which includes Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Jubilee.