Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon: a new era in the world of Grande Complications

01.20.14

In 1907, the Swiss watchmaker, Jaeger-LeCoultre, laid the foundations of what was to prove a key element in the identity of its watches. That was the year when the association between Paris-based businessman, Edmond Jaeger, and Swiss watchmaker, Jacques-David LeCoultre, led to the creation of the world’s thinnest pocket watch featuring a blend of aesthetic refinement and horological sophistication that only a Manufacture uniting the full range of skills under one roof could hope to achieve. Today, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre confirms its ability to anticipate the future of Fine Watchmaking by unveiling the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon watch, the eleventh creation in the Hybris Mechanica collection and the first ultra-thin Grand Complication model.

Eleven, the number standing for inventions and exceeding expectations.
Hybris Mechanica Eleven watch. A new era – that of ultra-thin Grand Complications.

Extreme innovation
The Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon grande complication watch stems from research on two iconic horological complications. It is indeed the slimmest minute repeater in its category at just 7.9 mm thick.

This thin watch capitalises on seven separate patents, six of which are entirely new. Its entire development process was governed by two watchwords – ingenuity and performance. Its quintessence lies in a successful bid to achieve extreme slenderness while making no compromises on reliability.

Hybris Mechanica Eleven is equipped with an original tourbillon, a high-performance new balance-spring, a peripheral automatic winding system, a retractable single-push button, as well as a new minute repeater equipped with a silent-timelapse reduction system. As the latest addition to an illustrious and fertile saga of Jaeger-LeCoultre striking watches, this model consolidates the brand’s leadership in this field.

Issued in a 75-piece limited edition, Hybris Mechanica Eleven grande complication watch is powered by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 362 and has a 45-hour power reserve. It is crafted in ultra-white 18-carat gold and teamed with a high-end Jaeger-LeCoultre alligator leather strap secured by a white gold pin buckle.

The impressive complexity of Hybris Mechanica Eleven foreshadows the future presentation of the Hybris Artistica collection – the mission of which is to combine the most technical and creative skills of the artisans within the Manufacture housing 180 different watchmaking skills.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is more strongly inspired than ever by the intangible heritage of the Maison: the unquenchable thirst to push existing boundaries and to create timepieces in the vanguard of innovation. Driven by such strong convictions, Hybris Mechanica Eleven places Jaeger-LeCoultre firmly at the very pinnacle of ultra-thin horology and Grande Complications.

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