To tribute to iconic Reverso watch,Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon at sIHH 2016.
The front of the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon features a finely grained white round dial, with blued steel Dauphine-type hands. A day/night indicator appears at 11 o’clock, while the seconds are displayed in an unusual manner by means of a graduated disc rotating at the cadence of the Gyrotourbillon, with a small blue arrow placed on its left serving to read off this indication.
The back of the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is entirely openworked movement with bridges hand-decorated by JLC artisans. This side also carries a day/night indicator in 24-hour mode near 2 o’clock as well as a small seconds hand driven by the tourbillon.
Equipped with the Jaeger-LeCoultre manually-wound Calibre 179, entirely developed and produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre, this creation reveals an all-new Gyrotourbillon. The manual winding caliber contains 385 parts and has a 38-hour power reserve. Jaeger-LeCoultre notes that the new gyrotourbillon design uses an external driving mechanism, it appears to be floating in mid-air.
The two carriages of the bi-axial flying tourbillon perform an external rotation in one minute and an internal rotation in 12.6 seconds, all providing largely unobstructed views of the hemispherically shape balance spring.