Master Tourbillon and the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 awarded First and second prizes in the Chronometrie 2009 International timing competition
The Master Tourbillon wristwatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 978, has won the first timing competition in more than 35 years, taking 909 points out of a perfect timing score of 1,000. It was closely followed in second place by the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 174, with 908 points. The result confirms the Master Tourbillon as the most precise mechanical wristwatch made today.
The Chronometrie 2009 International Timing Competition for mechanical wristwatches was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the watch museum in Le Locle. This watchmaking town in Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland, was known in the pre-quartz-watch era for its chronometers. It was the first timing competition since the Neuchâtel observatory held the last trial in 1972.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture
“Since it was founded in 1833, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch manufacturing company has been distinguished by the technical and aesthetic excellence of its timepieces,” notes the Manufacture’s CEO, Mr Jérôme Lambert. “The long process of innovation centred on precision and invention could only have been achieved by bringing together new skills and technologies under the same roof. This has made Jaeger-LeCoultre the reference as a complete and totally integrated watch manufacturer.”