Jaeger-LeCoultre - Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon

Jaeger-LeCoultre - Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon

The hegemony of the tourbillon

The pink gold case frames a dial on which the observer’s gaze is inexorably drawn towards the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. This imposing and majestic device testifies to the exceptional precision of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre - Master Ultra Thin TourbillonSix years ago, the Master Tourbillon returned to the roots of the tourbillon, of which the primary function consists in optimising the precision and the reliability of a timepiece by compensating for the detrimental effects of gravity on the regulating organ. Its tourbillon is distinguished by its generous dimensions and its high frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, which remains a rarity for a tourbillon movement. It also features a diaphanously light titanium carriage weighing a mere 0.33 grams and representing an undeniable asset in reducing the energy required by a barrel that is wound by a rotor mounted on ceramic ball bearings.

The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon featuring this same tourbillon is an anthem of praise to this prestigious device. In this stupendously slender execution, it is held by a filigree-worked bridge providing an exquisite view of its perfectly proportioned orbit. Set against an eggshell-white dial, the applied pink gold hour-markers retain the modesty required to avoid distracting the gaze from the true focus of attention. The gold hour and minute hands accompany the small seconds at 6 o’clock which, interdependent with the rotations of the tourbillon, performs a complete turn once a minute.

The result appears in a state of perfection and simplicity such that no one admiring it could possibly imagine the efforts involved in making it. This is indeed the hallmark of all authentic masterpieces.

Movement mechanical automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 982
28,800 vibrations per hour
48-hour power reserve
262 parts
33 jewels
6.4 mm thick
30 mm in diameter
Functions hours, minutes, small seconds
Case ø 40 mm, thickness : 11.3 mm
18-carat pink gold
sapphire crystal, cambered with a glareproofed exterior on the dial side
water resistance : 5 bar
Dial eggshell-white
pink gold appliques
Bracelet/Strap chocolate-toned alligator leather with 18-carat gold pin buckle
Reference Q1322510, 18-carat pink gold