The one-off Gyrotourbillon I by Jaeger-LeCoultre

by 21 October 2011

My interest always peaks when I hear about one-off watches and jewellery pieces at watch fairs like the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie or Baselworld. And then naturally the question is, “Where is this piece going to be sold?” Or, if it’s already gone, “Who bought it?” But often the identity of the individual buyer often remains a secret, thus my fascination with such unique items. The one and only Gyrotourbillon I by Jaeger-LeCoultre is  a tribute to the legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet and Antoine LeCoultre. This stunning watch boasts a spherical tourbillon, where the Calibre 177 holds the secret of the 3-dimentional rotations of the balance wheel. The movement is made possible with the use of aluminium and titanium, which are both lightweight and extremely malleable metals.

Its time-keeping functions include hour, minute and seconds display, eight days of power reserve, time equation, perpetual date display with two retrorade hands, perpetual retrograde month indicator and retrograde leap-year indicator on the back of the timepiece.

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