Your Top Five modern Jaeger Lecoultre watches?

Jul 23, 2019,03:09 AM

Let's first play in the modern category and see what are your most favorite five Jaeger Lecoultre. You can own them or some of them, but it is not necessary. You can add those you are dreaming of.

I start with my selection. 

1/ My top one: I hesitate a lot between the Gyrotourbillon One and the Gyrotourbillon 5. 

The One: 

The Five. 

The One would be THE One because it is the first of the Saga, with a daring design well ahead of its time. 

The Five, because of its minute repeater, which is just extraordinary. 

With a gun on my head, of someone asks me to decide, I would go for the One, but by a very slight margin. 

2/ My Second: Without any hesitation, the Duometre à Chronographe. 

I love the Duometre, and the different complications it housed ( they can do much more, at JLC, by the way ), especially the UTT and the QL. But the Chronographe is the first, it is the one for which the Duometre movement was made. 

3/ My third is the Master Minute Repeater in titanium: 

In 2005, Jaeger Lecoultre revisited in a daring way the Minute Repeater in platinum, and they opted for some innovative acoustic solutions, such as the gongs welded in the sapphire glass for a better sound propagation. 

In 2006, they went farther with the titanium Grade 5 polished, adding some artistic dimension to this watch, and it sounds even better than the platinum! 

4/ My fourth is another one I don't have, but clearly one of my dreams, the Reverso Tourbillon Skeleton in platinum. 

Issued in 2004, this watch was limited to 35 pieces. A pure piece of Art, with this aerial skeleton, and these spinels used as rubies, without forgetting its GT case.

5/ Las nut not least, let's end with the Amvox II. There were many versions, I opted for the platinum because of its dial, but the Black Concept was a close second. 

Why this piece in the Top 5, while there are several most prestigious contenders? Because of its originality, its unique character due to the lack of pushers and its pivoting case used for the chronograph functions. 

When you see it, it is hard to imagine that this watch is 13 years old! 

Among these 5, I am lucky to own three, and to dream about the Gyro One and the Reverso Tourbillon Skeleton. 

Now, if I had to play with my Top Five wishing list, the Gyro One and the Reverso Tourbillon will be included, of course, as well as two other Duometre, the UTT and the QL Enamel, and the last place would be occupied by the Reverso Burgundy or the Geophysic Universal Time... 

What about you? 



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1. MUT moon in RG with white dial

 By: LS : July 23rd, 2019-04:17
2. MUT with cal. 849 3. A nice reverso duoface 4. Geophysic 1958 in yellow gold 5. A vintage memovox

I will only mention two JLC watches.

 By: SpanishCastle : July 23rd, 2019-04:22
The Duomètre à Chronograph in the same configuration as yours. And my favourite one (of all times): The Reverso Tourbillon from 1993. Photo credits: Hodinkee. Both are grail watches to me, especially the second one. I know there are better options for a J...  

I hope you are right.

 By: SpanishCastle : July 23rd, 2019-09:38
Maybe in the long term, but being realistic is an unlikely scenario in my personal case.

1.ExtremeLab1 from 2007.

 By: proestak : July 23rd, 2019-04:50
2.Gyro 5. 3.Hybris Mechanica 11. 4.ExtremeLab2. 5.Amvox2 black concept. Best Yannis

Top 5 is TOO difficult for me as there are too many spectacular JLCs over the years BUT...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-06:07
if forced to choose this would be my list: This would be ALL TIME top 5 JLCs for me. 1. Gyro 5 2. Gyro 1 3. Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie 4. Extreme Lab 1 5. Duometre à Chronographe Honorable mentions 6. Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater in tit... 

Why do you tease me :-) :-) [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-08:00

Duometre UTT is my choice

 By: mahesh : July 23rd, 2019-08:28
Technically ahead, very useful complication with an incredible dial - I can’t ask for more except a reissue of the Paris Boutique edition 😈

In tantalum? :))) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-09:29

I would be in! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-09:51

Me too 😁👍🙏 [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-10:54

I have 3 favorite Jlc

 By: JeSuisJLC : July 23rd, 2019-13:01
1) 39 mm Master Ultra Thin Date in stainless 2) 2013 Master Ultra Thin jubilee 3) Reverso Ultra thin tribute to 1931. Boutique Edition. Brown dial, syringe hands, Casa Fagliano strap. dial is the one i meant

 By: JeSuisJLC : July 24th, 2019-04:43

Sadly, no. [nt]

 By: JeSuisJLC : July 24th, 2019-06:06

I would go home with the Gyrotourbillon One....

 By: Izhik : July 23rd, 2019-15:09
I like retrograde date function....

My top 5 depending on the definition of modern are:

 By: Horo_Traveler : July 23rd, 2019-21:52
1. Duometre Chronographe WG black dial 2. Master Geographic in steel, silver dial 3. Reverso duo in most flavors 4. Amvox II Chronographe 5. MUT 34mm steel

My choices

 By: jml_watches : July 24th, 2019-02:57
Hi My top five 1 Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillion 2 Reverso Duo - any version ( though v impressed with trigger on latest one ) 3 Memovox - take your pick 4 Reserve De Marche 5 Geophysic True Second Cheers JML

For change a little :

 By: tombub : July 27th, 2019-07:12
- gyro 5 - duometre chrono black dial - duometre white enamel dial - reverso squelette - Amvox 2 racing white dial (Pvd or not).