Sunday, February 25, 2007

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso grande complication à triptyque

The first watch with three faces. The first movement with three different time indications. A distinctive and innovative character, as attested by its six patents. Movement entirely created by the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. Revolutionary new escapement. New zodiacal calendar
Exclusive and unique information exchange system between case and carriage. 18 complications. 24-hour indicator. Tourbillon with seconds indicated on its cage. Ellipse isometer escapement. Sidereal time. Zodiacal calendar. Representation of the celestial vault. Indication of the hour of sunrise. Indication of the hour of sunset. Equation of time. System for transmitting energy between case and carriage. Perpetual calendar. Instantaneousness of the perpetual calendar. Day of the week. Retrograde date system. Date, month, year (including leap year). Ages and phases of the moon. Technical characteristics: Approximately 700 parts. Manually wound mechanical movement, the Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre 175. 21,600 vibrations/hour, 3 Hz. Two barrels (one for the movement – one to provide the perpetual calendar’s daily changeover energy). 48-hour power reserve. Water resistant to 30 metres. Limited series of 75 watches in platinum.