Once in an extremely, uncommon blue moon, a genuinely astonishing piece crosses your direction. This is one of them: The Mother Of All Reversos. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2. A twofold hub tourbillon with barrel shaped hairspring; hold de walk and date markers. 373 sections and 58 gems keep everything turning. Gracious, and it runs for 50 hours off one enormous single barrel. As you would expect, the case is genuinely colossal to accommodate above all the roundly formed tourbillon; the development alone is 11.1mm thick, accommodate for a situation around 16mm thick. The case is so huge there’s an auxiliary coordinated lock slider close to the crown to forestall incidental reversing.
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A watch like this rises above common sense and sits particularly in the tenuous field of workmanship, so I won’t endeavor to comment on common things like its water obstruction; it just isn’t significant. Moreover, I would truly scrutinize the mental soundness of an individual who decides to swim with a six figure complication on a calfskin tie. They ought to promptly have every one of their watches seized by some higher horological authority. Get the job done to say the piece has tremendous wrist presence; it’s our horological bling in the most ideal manner. I for one love the way the actual development frames the dial, permitting you to value the varieties in surface completing (clous de Paris, anglage, perlage , matte, brushed, polished…it’s for the most part present) and the tourbillon itself.
In reality, I trust one of the very reasons the watch doesn’t have a dial is to hold the thickness down because of the tourbillon; apparently the confine is the thickest piece of the development. Also, what a pen! Two tomahawks of turn, various periods. I would envision the end purpose of the tourbillon would likely follow a way covering all focuses on a circle, in the event that one were slanted to stand by sufficiently long. It’s very a test to photo this development (and enormously more so to direct it) in light of the fact that the tourbillon doesn’t stop. Your last composition is somewhat of an amazement, in light of the fact that the pen continues to move. I surmise the barrel must be impeded or an apparatus used to stop turn to change the pace of the watch.
Enough words. Appreciate the pictures! MT