JLC 182

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Calibre JLC 182
© Jaeger-LeCoultre

Calibre JLC 182 is a watch movement from Jaeger-LeCoultre. It is notable for powering the most complex watch ever produced until that time, the Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie.

Complications

Calibre 182 was introduced in 2009 as the ultimate grande complication from Jaeger-LeCoultre. It includes no less than 26 complications:

  1. Westminster Carillon
  2. 4 crystal-gongs
  3. Grande sonnerie
  4. Petite sonnerie
  5. Silence
  6. Minute repeater
  7. Tourbillon
  8. Flying tourbillon
  9. Perpetual calendar
  10. Instant calendar
  11. Days
  12. Retrograde days
  13. Months
  14. Retrograde months
  15. Date
  16. Retrograde date
  17. Jumping hour and minutes
  18. Regulation device with inertia-blocks
  19. Strike power reserve indicator
  20. Watch power reserve indicator
  21. Secured incremental hours setting (forward)
  22. Secured incremental minutes setting (forward)
  23. Secured incremental minutes setting (backward)
  24. Striking mode selector
  25. Instant minute repeater activation
  26. Automatic modes switch

Calibre 182 has 13 patents pending. It is a hand-winding movement made up of 1,406 pieces. It runs at 28,800 vph and has 99 jewels. With double barrels, it has a power reserve of 50 hours. It is related to the "Dual Wing" JLC 380 movement.

The repeater function is notable in that it includes all four notes needed for the full Westminster melody. On the hour, it plays all five bars of the melody, with full quarters ringing hours, and even optional minute repetition. It can also be set to Petite Sonerie, playing only a portion of the melody and chiming the hours. This movement includes the welded gongs from previous Jaeger-LeCoultre movements and introduces a new two-part "trebuchet" hammer design, later used in other Jaeger-LeCoultre repeaters.

Applications

Calibre 182 was only ever used in the limited-production Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie.

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Manufacturer:

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Description:

Hand-winding grande complication movement
Breguet hairspring
Screw balance with four regulation screws and ten weight screws
Double barrel design
1,406 components

Functions:

  1. Westminster Carillon
  2. 4 crystal-gongs
  3. Grande sonnerie
  4. Petite sonnerie
  5. Silence
  6. Minute repeater
  7. Tourbillon
  8. Flying tourbillon
  9. Perpetual calendar
  10. Instant calendar
  11. Days
  12. Retrograde days
  13. Months
  14. Retrograde months
  15. Date
  16. Retrograde date
  17. Jumping hour and minutes
  18. Regulation device with inertia-blocks
  19. Strike power reserve indicator
  20. Watch power reserve indicator
  21. Secured incremental hours setting (forward)
  22. Secured incremental minutes setting (forward)
  23. Secured incremental minutes setting (backward)
  24. Striking mode selector
  25. Instant minute repeater activation
  26. Automatic modes switch

Data:

Ø 37 mm, H 10,42 mm
99 jewels
28,800 A/h
Power reserve 50 hours

Production period:

2009-Present