Your Top Five modern Jaeger Lecoultre watches?

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-03:09
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? 



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 

Oops! sorry I didn't stick to modern! [nt]

 By: LS : July 23rd, 2019-04:18
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No problem, replace them by modern. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-05:33
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Very class, this Top 5. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-05:34
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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 JLC tourbillon, but for me this is the most desired. An old love of mine.



The good news is that they are both doable. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-05:35
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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.

You never know, a bargain, especially on the Reverso Tourbillon, can happen! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-09:38
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1.ExtremeLab1 from 2007.

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

Excellent. The Extreme Lab One and Two... The One would well fit in my Top 5. The 2 in my Top Ten. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-05:36
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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 titanium
7. Reverso Skeleton Tourbillon in platinum (same model you chose)
8. Extreme Lab 2
9. Reverso Gyro 2 (although not wearable)
10. Amvox 2 with Transponder to access an Aston Martin car smile

Well, that was more difficult than I thought as I had to omit a few and had to reshuffle the order.

I see that we have some in common, here. Pleased to see the Duometre à Chronographe! As for your all time top 5, never say that with JLC. You never know what they are able to unveil! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-06:16
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then I will need to put a caveat that this top 5 list is as of 23/7/2019 :-) [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-06:35
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Yes, you'd better. Something tells me we might be very pleased... In a not too long term. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-06:37
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Looking forward to if you have some insider info...time to spill the beans :-) [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-06:43
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Many beans to spill... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-07:11
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Why do you tease me :-) :-) [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-08:00
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Because it is too good. :)))) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-09:28
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Duometre UTT is my choice

 By: maverickmahesh : 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
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Wouldn’t that be a dream come true ?! [nt]

 By: maverickmahesh : July 23rd, 2019-09:49
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I would be in! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-09:51
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Me too 😁👍🙏 [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-10:54
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How comes I am not surprised! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-10:58
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You know me well mon ami and it does not hurt that we have similar taste in watches :-) [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 23rd, 2019-11:02
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You are right, I would even say it is a pleasure. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-12:34
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Fully in line with your top five! I would choose the gyrotourbillon 5 as number one. The 6th watch would be the now super cheap MUT34, 7th à Reverso will calendar and moon. Best, É. [nt]

 By: eklektik : July 23rd, 2019-12:28
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The MUT clearly deserves to be in the Top Ten. The problem with JLC is that there are so many great watches to consider! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 23rd, 2019-12:35
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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.
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