Jiejia’s New Traditional Series Launched

The launch of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new traditional series integrates large-scale complex functions in the traditional sense. The first function is astronomical information, the second function is the timekeeping system, and the third function is an extra hand, usually a chronograph, or it may be other functions, such as a tourbillon.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication
Even the top brands are not always able to make complex models of this level. Moreover, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s works have surpassed others in every function.
Is it a traditional tourbillon or a new type of caroline? Since the outbreak in 1989, many experts have been arguing tirelessly. In modern watchmaking, whether or not to revolve around the four wheels has become the only criterion for judging whether it is Caruso or a tourbillon, because it has been subverted by Blancpain. Existing criteria for determining pedigree depend on whether the institution has a power source directly driven by the barrel. In other words, if the tourbillon gets stuck in the frame, it will stop running immediately; but Carloso can still make up for it, although the error is already very large.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon is between traditional and modern. First of all, it is a pure tourbillon, which relies on the fourth gear of the drive train to drive the frame, and has a fixed cross bridge, which rotates concentrically with the balance wheel. But at the same time of his autobiography, it is relative to the needs of the real solar revolution. This is beyond tradition, so we judge it to be a relative tourbillon. Not only is it used to decorate the astrological calendar, but it is also used to calculate the stellar day, rather than the general timing. The stellar day is about 4 minutes less than the solar day. There is a zodiac constellation chart on the dial. The outer layer of the chart has a small rotating sun. The constellation mark and month mark surround the constellation map, which is used to display standard time, which is the average solar time.
Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication realizes celestial body movement through a three-layer complex mechanism under the dial. The frame of the flying tourbillon is cantilevered and is supported at the bottom instead of by a splint between the top and bottom. The entire mechanism is made of lightweight titanium, and the silicon escapement is clearly visible. Compared with the traditional steel, the inertia of the material is reduced, and the operating efficiency of the entire movement is increased by 15%. In fact, Jaeger-LeCoultre has reproduced the tourbillon system, so why bother to research and develop silicon parts in order to be more precise? The answer is very simple, because it has the function of displaying astronomical time. This function should not be underestimated. It must be extremely accurate to do it!
The ‘Crystal Spring’ produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2007 has greatly improved the brand’s level of percussion, and has become a work of turmoil. Generally, the gong adopts the vibration of the case to increase the volume. But Jaeger-LeCoultre’s elite watchmakers used a different ‘megaphone’. The integrated gong reed vibration device is fixed below the sapphire crystal, because sapphire has the fastest wave speed of all the media that can be used for watchmaking (except titanium). Therefore, the vibration of the metal strike is quickly dissipated through the sapphire crystal, which improves the efficiency of sound generation.
Second, we can also see two non-stop hammers on the back. The watchmaker invented a special device called ‘tr & eacute; buchet hammer (balance hammer)’ to improve the sound quality of percussion. Unlike traditional clock hammers, they designed a two-axis system connected to a moving arm. When working, the bell hammer accelerates to strike the gong, and the moving arm is released almost simultaneously, helping the bell hammer to accelerate the strike. This method uses almost 80% of the striking energy, while the traditional clock hammer system can only use 10% to 30% of the energy.
The melodious timekeeping voice conveys not only the rhythm of time, but also the charm of works of art under the foundation of technology that transcends everything.