When elegance is created by a master craftsman, then you get the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee watch. There are several elements to this watch that make it a timepiece worth collecting and one worth wearing. The innovative design makes this watch extremely light and easy to wear, but that is not all there is to this watch that makes it interesting.
Grand complication watches are supposed to be the height of timepiece technology and innovation. When Jaeger-LeCoultre put out the Gyrotourbillon 3, it raised the bar for every other manufacturer in the luxury watch industry. Not only is this design sleek, thin and light, but it meets all of the criteria for a grand complication. When all of that precision can be fit into such a small package, then you have a very special watch.
The technology that makes this watch go is something new called spherical balance-spring functionality. The manufacturer also saved a little space by utilizing digital technology for the chronograph display. The entire chronograph can be activated by a single button, and the presence of digital technology helps to keep the watch as light as possible.
To add some elegance to it, the case of the Gyrotourbillon is made of polished platinum. The finish on this watch is unlike anything that any other manufacturer offers. The band is black leather, which offsets the look of the bright platinum very nicely. The dials are made of silver and the buckle is double-folding.
This watch shows off bits and pieces of its functionality through transparent parts of the face. It is a unique way of showing off the brilliance of the watch while still protecting the primary working parts. The day phase dial moves between the sun and the moon, while the hours, minutes and seconds hands all have their own simple displays. There is no single face to this watch as it is a grand complication. It offers all of its functionality split among four separate faces, a dial and the digital display. When the whole thing is seen together, it can take some time to get used to. But this is one of the easier grand complication watches to use and adjust. It is extremely precise and runs on precious gems to keep its time. It is water-resistant and it can withstand a reasonable amount of shock as well. The sapphire crystal face protects the inner-workings of this timepiece masterpiece.