Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon
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The Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon (also called Hybris Mechanica 11) is the eleventh Hybris Mechanica Grande Complication model from Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Introduced in 2014, the Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon fits two key complications in the existing Master Ultra Thin case:

Adding to the difficulty of design and manufacture, these complications are fitted into the Master Ultra Thin case, measuring just 41 mm in diameter and 7.9mm thick. This is the thinnest minute repeater ever made, beating the 8.09 mm Vacheron Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra Thin Cal 1731 and 9.04 mm Piaget Emeprador Minute Repeater.

Another innovative feature of the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon is the peripheral winding system: Rather than placing the weight segment at the rear of the movement, this watch features a platinum weight along the perimeter. It is visible through cutouts in the dial and rides on ceramic bearings. Although it turns in both directions, the weight only winds in the clockwise direction.

The Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon is made from 18 Carat extra white gold and is limited to 75 pieces.

Movement:

Mechanical automatic manufacture movement, JLC 362
45-hour power reserve
21,600 vibrations per hour
471 parts
4.8 mm thick
33.3 mm in diameter

Case:

White gold
D 41 mm, H 7.9 mm
Sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal caseback

Dial:

Silver-toned, grained
Traditional baton-type (transferred)
Dauphine type hands

Functions:

Hours, minutes
Minute repeater equipped with silent-timelapse reduction function
Flying tourbillon with flying balance wheel
Automatic winding via a peripheral oscillating weight