Flashback Monday: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 in pink gold case (reference: Q5032441) marks the new version of the model first released in 2013 to mark the brand’s 180th anniversary.
It introduces the rarely seen craft of meteorite inlay.
The movement — JLC Calibre 176 — used is a hand wound Gyrotourbillon mechanism.
The multi-axis tourbillon comprises of two cages, set at two different angles, turning in opposite directions, at different speeds, with a blued spherical balance spring beating in their centre.
The movement beats at the frequency of 21,600vph (3Hz) and comprises of 82 jewels. It boasts of a 45 hour power reserve. The movement is cased inside a 43.5mm diameter and 15.8mm thick watch case.
The dial shows the functions of hours, minutes, day/night indicator, gyrotourbillon, and a digital instant monopusher fully integrated chronograph displaying seconds and elapsed minutes on an instantaneously jumping digital counter.
The dial shows the geometric markings of the silvery grey meteorite. It is a complex dial showcasing a variety of materials: glittery deep blue aventurine, white Grand Feu enamel, and hand-guilloche day/night indicator.
The case-back is transparent and decorated with blued screws, ruby jewels, jewel countersinks, bridges & plates, and the matte finish of the brushed borders of silver plates. It comes on a leather strap.
The water resistance is an okay 50, so theoretically washing hands with it on or being in the rain is fine but we wouldn’t recommend wearing this out in the rain.
Limited edition: Yes, 8 pieces
Watch Ya Gonna Do About It?
It’s a masterpiece in watchmaking and is designed to be shown off more than to be actually worn on a regular basis.
Given its 43.5mm diameter and 15.8mm thick watch case, it’s not really a dress watch either, but could be at home at the right formal occasion.
The watch is a limited edition model with only 8 pieces, and true connoisseurs that truly appreciate fine watchmaking will surely love this offering from the Maison.
Watch out for our detailed review.
Alternatively you can also check out our cool Infographic on this watch here.
To find out more about this and other Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, visit the Jaeger-LeCoultre website here.