FrontRunners: Time to Celebrate

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The third installment in the company’s Gyrotourbillon watch series, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee (www.jaegerlecoultre.com) features an enhanced visual quality. The high-speed, multi-axis tourbillon cage of the Jubilee (price upon request) produces the same hypnotizing effect as the original 2004 model, but it has been upgraded with a spherical hairspring. The hairspring—visible in the center of the watch—improves the Jubilee’s precision. The openwork dial affords a clear view of the movement, which includes an unusual single-pusher chronograph function with a simple seconds and digital minutes counter.

The new watch has multiple systems to ensure that its movement receives consistent power…
Computer-aided design is allowing watchmakers to push the boundaries of innovation...
The watchmaker puts its skill in guilloche and damaskeening on full display…
The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs…
The new variation sports a dial crafted from a meteorite...
Photo by Didier Gourdon
The new watch has a tourbillon hidden by an automaton…
The watch’s case is a mere 8.24 mm thick…
Photo by Vincent Wulveryck/Cartier
Jeweler Cartier innovative work combined Roman, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese elements with...
On assuming his new position, Lambert lost little time in the development of new watches...
In 2008, the British inventor, electronics tycoon, and philanthropist John C. Taylor unveiled the...