Jaeger Lecoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Three Meteorite. Pictures and thoughts.

Oct 15, 2019,03:16 AM

Jaeger Lecoultre unveiled, a few days ago, another version of the Gyrotourbillon Three. 

Let's remember that the Gyrotourbillon Three was born in 2013, and that it offered the combination of a Gyrotourbillon and a digital minutes chronograph, the night and day indicator being anecdotal. 

In 2014, the Manufacture came with a " Hybris Artistic " version, with some notable differences: A tantalum case instead of platinum, a darkened decoration of the movement, and a black opaline dial. The bad news is that it is a piece unique, so chances are almost close to zero to find it.

5 years after, last week, a third version ( if I exclude some jeweled creations ) has just seen the light. And it could well be dign of being a Hybris Artistica member! 

The 43, 5 mm big, 15, 8 mm high case is in pink gold, now. Nothing extraordinary to that, I agree. But this is the way the dial and the movement are treated which is much more interesting. 

Indeed, Jaeger LeCoultre opted for meteorite, aventurine and white enamel for this new version. 

The meteorite comes from the 26 tons called Gibeon  which landed in Namibia. It is used for the center of the dial dedicated to Time, and set in the movement bridges and plates on the front and backside. The bridges are nicely beveled, too. 

Aventurine is surrounding the meteorite of the dial dedicated to Time and used for the Chronograph dial. Cherry on the cake, the chronograph dial has a superb enamel " ring ". 

Even the day / night indicator receives a special treatment: Hand engraved and guilloché on which the sun, moon and stars in rose gold are applied. 

All these details should not lead us to forget that the main goal of the Gyrotourbillon Three is to associate the magic of a Gyrotourbillon with its spherical blue hair spring and the fascination of a digital chronograph. 

So, this version of the Gyrotourbillon Three goes a step above the first edition, not in terms of horological content, of course, but in terms of refinement and originality, totally in the vein of the Hybris Artistica opus. 

At a bit more than half a million USD, it will not be for everyone. Only 8 pieces will be made, too. 

I am impatient to take some live pictures of this watch, to be able to fully enjoy the visual impact of this dial and movement decoration. 



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And a prize

 By: MTR : October 15th, 2019-03:35
€ 400.000 less would be the cherry on the cake. Just dreaming, I know. 😏 Amitiés Thomas

LOL ;-)) [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 15th, 2019-04:17

That looks spectacular

 By: Tegis : October 15th, 2019-03:45
Now if they could use aventurine on something a mere mortal can afford. Can still dream about the big leagues though.

If the height would be around 12 mm this would be a grail watch

 By: nafetS : October 15th, 2019-04:50
I know, with the gyrotourbillon inside this will Not Happen.

Very tastefully executed

 By: dhendolan : October 15th, 2019-06:00
The combination of materials and the overall composition are perfect. It really works. Well done JLC!

This looks amazing with the mix of materials and enamel...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : October 15th, 2019-08:06
I would go so far as to say that I prefer THIS version of the Gyro 3 to several Greubel Forseys which is saying ALOT 😉👍 Well played JLC. Hoping "La Grande Maison" continues down the right path and comes out with many more interesting offerings but of cour... 

😉🙏👍 [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : October 15th, 2019-09:29

Will this dream Duomètre Rattrapante in tantalum come in time for Christmas?

 By: cory : October 17th, 2019-22:14
Will it come at all. I hope its a little complicated!

Maybe maybe... [nt]

 By: amanico : October 18th, 2019-03:34

Maybe. [nt]

 By: amanico : October 18th, 2019-03:22

A masterpiece !!!!!! [nt]

 By: aperna : October 15th, 2019-08:13

Very impressive but...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 15th, 2019-09:17
The two screws on the meteorite dial don’t look well thought out.

Is That First Watch....

 By: elliot55 : October 15th, 2019-09:22
... Made with "Honey Gold"?

This one is such a delight! Thanks Nicolas!

 By: eklektik : October 15th, 2019-15:19
It makes the other ones look very dull (i never thought that to be possible)! Yes only 8 made, but when will we see such aventurine dials in 'standard' JLC? Imagine a Reverso TT1931 with such a dial? That would be a total killer! Best, É. (Who do not have... 

Now this is very nice, it has all these materials..

 By: moc : October 15th, 2019-22:04
Reminding me of old clocks from the 18th century , those old masterpieces you could lose yourself in. Dreamy with the time display and day/night, very classy for the Chrono display. Those meteorite bridges insert are so good too. What an opus! Thanks Nico...