Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater

This watch is an indication of the increasing attention dedicated to mechanical movements with complications for women. In fact, the Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater is the first minute repeater in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s collection for women, and it was was presented at a “sound lab” at SalonQP in London, 6-8 November, in which customers were introduced to…

The smallest mechanical watch movement ever made

In 1929, Jaeger-LeCoultre created the Calibre 101, specially to fit the diminutive jewellery watches that were all the rage at that time. This tiny rectangular movement has 98 parts, and it measures 14 x 4.8 x 3.4 mm. It weighs a gram, and it is manually-wound, with 33 hours power reserve. Its rectangular shape makes…

An ultra-thin tourbillon by Jaeger-LeCoultre

The wealth of watches presented by Jaeger-LeCoultre this year at SIHH almost defies belief. One model after another, with many technical innovations, and a whole series of fine jewellery watches in the Hybris Artistica collection. But it was the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon that really caught my attention, and not just for…