Jaeger-LeCoultre provided Breitling replica watches uk fans with a special treat last week, when it announced its new minute repeater. The Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater is a member of the Master Grande Tradition family, so it draws upon a classic heritage of watchmaking. But it’s also something new: this is the first time that Jaeger-LeCoultre has made an automatic minute repeater for the collection. (The previous Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater was hand wound.)
The new Minute Repeater is 39 mm in diameter. Its case is made of rose gold. It measures 12.1 mm thick. It has a two-level, concave bezel which slopes down towards an elegant, grained dial with silver coloring. The hour indexes are simple, applied rose-gold markers; the Panerai replica watches for sale only numerals to be found on the dial are the small Arabics on the minutes track, all in a standard JLC font. The dagger-like dauphine hands have two facets: one is sandblasted and the other is polished, to pick up the light at all angles. A small seconds counter can be found at 6 o’clock.
But the key feature of the Minute Repeater is, of course, the eponymous complication. The repeater uses crystal gongs for greater clarity of tone. The gongs have a “square section” made of a proprietary alloy. They are welded to the sapphire crystal, so that the whole cheap Breitling replica watches can resonate together. The gongs are struck by trebuchet hammers.
To activate the minute repeater function, Jaeger-LeCoultre provides a pusher on the left side of the case. This is a notable difference from the traditional slide one expects on a repeater. The button also has a Omega fake watches security system so that the user cannot re-trigger the repeater when it is already striking, which would run the risk of damaging the mechanism.
The Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater is powered by Calibre 942, a 4-Hz movement with a 40-hour power reserve. It runs in 58 jewels; in total, it has 437 parts.