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.

Thanks to its mind-blowing miniature movement, the thinnest of the new watches is less than a third...
The DB25 Quetzalcoatl’s dial features a solid-gold representation of the mythical serpent…
These watches prove that a simple design can be just as pleasing as a slew of complications…
The new timepiece has a fluid-based linear timekeeping display…
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…