The annual Geneva International Watch Fair is about to begin. The reporting team in front of the Watch House has arrived in Geneva and will bring you the latest and fastest comprehensive watch fair report. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Minute Repeater, the eleventh masterpiece of the Hybrid Mechanica series and the first ultra-thin wrist of the Grand Complication Watches, confirm the brand’s vision for the future development of fine watchmaking.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre team consists of a group of visionary and tireless developers. That’s why the Master Ultra Thin Jubilée commemorative watch was launched just one year ago, and the true pioneer in this superbly complex watch field came out-it is known for a series of technological achievements that will surely inspire The imagination of connoisseurs of fine watches. This is indeed the case! The Flying Tourbillon Ultra-Thin Master Minute Repeater is inspired by the research on the complication of two iconic timepieces, and has become the thinnest minute repeater in its category with a thickness of 7.9 mm.
This watch has eight patented designs, six of which are brand new. The two keywords of ‘innovation and innovation’ and ‘excellent performance’ dominated the entire development process and successfully achieved the ultimate slimness without sacrificing its reliable performance, which is exactly the subtlety that made this new work a model for watches. This watch is equipped with an innovative tourbillon, a high-performance new balance spring, a peripheral automatic winding system, a retractable single button, and a new minute repeater with a ‘quiet time’ reduction system. The Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces are constantly being introduced. This new masterpiece undoubtedly strengthens Jaeger-LeCoultre’s leadership in the field of timepieces, and reflects the brand’s characteristics of pursuing excellence and exceeding limits.
Traditional tourbillons often obscure certain components, and the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory aims to give a clear view of the center of the watch. For this reason, Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers have developed a new tourbillon and patented it. The watch is equipped with a world’s first flying tourbillon with a flying balance wheel. This technological innovation allows the movement of the balance wheel and hairspring to be seen from multiple angles. The regularly oscillating balance wheel and the hairspring fixed on the balance wheel in a special layout are dazzling. With amazing creativity, watchmakers not only make the structure of the watch lively and interesting, but also make the watch thinner.
Timepieces always occupy an important position in the horological kingdom. A timepiece is a challenge for watchmakers seeking pure tone, regular melody, and timeless precision and reliability. The extraordinary complexity of the minute repeater device makes it the supreme example of watchmaking success. In 1870, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory in Rugu Valley decided to develop a timepiece movement, so it began to transform this ancient art, giving it unparalleled precision and reliability through the perfect combination of hand-made and mechanical processing. So far, the watch factory has designed and produced more than 200 movements equipped with the minute repeater, and the minute repeater has therefore become one of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s favorite themes. The watch factory explores this sophisticated and complex function and continues to introduce new ideas. This watch has a new design concept: rethinking and manufacturing the minute repeater movement, and achieving ultra-thin design.
Minute repeater can perform hour, quarter clock and minute repeaters as required. If you don’t need a quarter clock, there will be a long ‘silent time interval’ between the hour and minute alarm. This kind of sound interval often appears during the time reporting. If there is no quarter report, the silence is particularly obvious. To solve this problem, Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed a system that reduces this ‘silent time span’. This system will eliminate the obvious pause between hour and minute time signal once it is detected that no clock is required. In this way, accurate treble and bass can be seamlessly connected in accordance with the established method, without affecting the rhythm.
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