Friday, December 20, 2013
One of the most exciting releases by Jaeger LeCoultre this year is the Hybris Mechanica Grand Sonnerie, which is a prized and compelling hyper complex watch. Crafted by master watchmakers and engineers, with 26 complications and 1472 parts, the Sonnerie is easily one of the most complicated watches ever produced in the history of horology. The watch’s 37 mm calibre 182, which contains more than 182 parts, is one of the most complex and sophisticated movement available. It follows LeCoultre’s dual wing concept, whose functions include a 50-hour power reserve, retrograde perpetual and instant calendars, minute repeater, silence, watch and strike power reserve indicators, and hourly and quarterly indicators featuring the Westminster Carillon. The aesthetic design itself is a fascinating intricacy that harmonizes the different functions into one overall picture of engineering and watchmaking ingenuity. Surely, it is a grand complication that one cannot help but scrutinize with pure admiration.
Check it out at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco and on SW Broadway in Portland, Oregon – authorized retailers for Jaeger LeCoultre.