Tribute Antoine LeCoultre is a brand new Jubilee Collection that was recently released at this year’s ISHH as a celebration of 180 years of exquisite watch making by Jaeger LeCoultre. The brand was founded 180 years ago by Antoine LeCoultre, who opened his first shop, called Le Sentier, in Switzerland in 1833. His creations were always flawless and innovative, features that have characterized the brand ever since.
The anniversary collection includes three superb models, called Master Grand Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee, Master Ultra Thin Jubilee, and Master Grand Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel Jubilee.
The first features a gyrotourbillon and has a very 19th century pocket watch look. The second model is, as the name suggests, incredibly thin. It is actually the world’s thinnest mechanical manual winding wristwatch, measuring only 4.05mm in thickness and 39mm in diameter. The source of inspiration for this piece was a surprisingly thin pocket watch which LeCoultre released in 1907.
Finally, the last model in the collection is a modern interpretation of the brand’s 19th century perpetual calendars. It flaunts one of the most innovative in-house complications and a new automatic winding mechanical movement known as Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 985. See them all in the gallery below.