I went to my local AD looking for a Jacquet Droz to try on then I noticed there’s some noise coming from the JLC booth. A family where the dad was posing for a picture with a thumbs up after supposidly buying a JLC and the kids looking dead bored and trying to just nod. One thing about Australia is if you take a newly purchased watch out of the country, you can get 10% off the GST.
Well, after they left and after not liking any JD offerings, i passed by the JLC booth and saw the usual MUT series and master compressors, but what caught my eyes was this single lone tourbillon.
I am a fan of the tourbillon in general. It’s an interesting piece of technology.
In this one, the hairsping is formed in a cylindrical shape similar to the Gyro Tourbillon, but cheaper as it’s not in a gyro. I kindly asked the saleslady if I can try it on and she said no worries.
It was with great excitement i tried the watch on and giggled like a kid in the candy store. Also, one of the more expensive timepieces I ever tried on. Picture doesn’t do this watch justice.
Some basic info about this watch:
- Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre : 995
- Case : Pink Gold
- Water-resistance : 5 bar
- Diameter : 42mm
- Thickness : 13.2mm
- Functions : Hour – Minute, Cylindrical Tourbillon
- Recto Hands Dauphines
- Movement : Automatic, self-winding, Components : 275, Vibrations per hour : 28800, Jewels : 31, Barrel : 1, Height : 6.50 mm
- Dial : Silvered, Grained, Baton hour-markers
- Strap/bracelet Leather