A brand new serie of models enriches the Polaris collection. Jaeger-Le-Coultre offers a making-of of the creation process: pencil drawing, modelling, cutting, polishing, movement and case assembly, quality controls, … Have a look behind the scenes !
As I noted previously, the Jaeger Lecoultre Alarm Watch Vintage Replica Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon does not use the dead beat seconds complication – however I did not miss it. What it does include from the bigger Geophysic set is the in-house-made and -designed Gyrolab balance wheel. This is a special balance wheel with a smaller footprint in order to decrease the effects of air resistance as it moves, thus increasing efficiency. I’m pretty sure we are safe to assume that this is the first time the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrolab equilibrium wheel was put inside of a tourbillon-equipped timepiece.The flying tourbillon seems to come right from the dialup, which can be enhanced by the fact that the majority of the dial is domed and three-dimensional because it is. What’s really cool to see is how the tourbillon literally orbits around the dial (some folks would call that a tourbillon within a tourbillon) with world-time disk. Yes, it will block reading some of the dial just a small bit, but no real functionality is missing with the inclusion of the tourbillon. This really is a fantastic mixture of elements for men and women who love world-timers and that also need the mechanical complexity (and luxury status) of a tourbillon.Adding to overall practicality from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon is the simple fact that the movement is an automatic. This convenient mechanism with its utility and beauty is the in-house-made Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 948 automatic movement. You are able to view the 22k pink gold automated rotor through back of the case’s sapphire crystal display window.Despite the domed dial, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon watch isn’t terribly thick in only 14.85mm (water-resistant to 50 meters). It does not have the intense lavish finishing of some tourbillons which could be exponentially more expensive – but then again, you’re not spending that much cash while still getting what many would consider a grail. This watch costs just like a high-performance yet stock-production luxury European car. You might go for something more private and expensive, but you know that they won’t really serve their intended purpose any better than this.