Jaeger-LeCoultre 5253420

5253420 : Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetual White Gold / Silver

Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetual White Gold / Silver

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Family: Master
Reference: 5253420
Name: Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetual White Gold / Silver
Produced: 2019
Limited: Yes, 18 units

Case

Material: White gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Height: 14.00 mm
W/R: 50.00 m

Dial

Color: Silver
Finish: Matte
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Dauphine

Movement

Hand-wound movement with perpetual calendar, minute repeater and spherical gyro-tourbillon. The tourbillon is significantly smaller than those in the preceding Gyrotourbillon timepieces. It uses four sets of gongs and hammers to create the Westminster chime to indicate the quarters when the minute repeater is activated, incorporating a complex mechanism that places it at the most prestigious tier of chiming watches and has a silence-reduction function built into its chiming mechanism. This ensures that even when the full set of Westminster quarters is not struck, there is no time delay corresponding to the missing quarters before the minutes are struck.

A one-minute constant-force mechanism provides a consistent level of power for the energy-hungry tourbillon without affecting its chronometric ability. The constant-force mechanism consists of a spring, known classically as a remontoir d’égalité, that is periodically re-armed by the mainspring and acts as a secondary power source to protect the regulating organ of the movement. This regulates the motion of the minute wheel, creating a jumping minutes hand that offers greater precision in time display. More significantly, the mechanism that controls the minute strike also follows this one-minute jumping system, which completely eliminates the chiming error that can occur when the repeater is activated between minutes, when the chime played and the time shown can be one minute apart.

The most common configuration of the perpetual calendar mechanism can only be adjusted in one direction, but the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel emphasises the experience and convenience of the user, and its date can be adjusted forwards or backwards without harming the movement. The pointer-style date indication further reinforces the precision aspect of the timepiece, as it jumps over the tourbillon aperture in order to provide the best possible view of the visually stunning rotating escapement.

Type:Handwound
Brand:Jaeger-LeCoultre
Caliber:184
Display:Analog
Jewels:137
Reserve:52 h
Frequency:28800 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes
Date:Date, Leap Year, Month, Year Indicator
Acoustic:Minute Repeater
Additionals:Constant Force Mechanism, Tourbillon Escapement

Description

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetual was introduced in 2019. It features a constant forcegGyrotourbillon, a minute repeater with a Westminster chime that reproduces four melodies on the wrist, and a perpetual calendar that can be adjusted both forward as well as backwards. The case measures 43mm across at a height of 14mm.

Reference 52534E1 has a white gold case and a silvered dial.


Price (in euro)