Friday, May 23, 2014
Some luxury watches are impressive; but some even more impressive. Take the Jaeger Lecoultre Hybris Mechanica. It is the epitome of grand complication, a page from that era that marked the height of precision engineering mastery. One of its poster models, the Master Grande Tradition takes inspiration from the pocket watches of the 19th century. It features the Flying Gyrotourbillion, an engineering masterpiece that allows the complication to seemingly float in a vacuum of weightlessness. The result is a movement unimpeded by gravity giving you highly precision timing. The watch also features spherical balance-spring, a chronograph activated by a monopusher and ultra-bright aluminum carriages. It is enclosed in an impressive white platinum case. The watch is clearly only for the select few. To be exact, only 75 people will own this item.
Jaeger Lecoultre is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.