Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Another Dream Watch - The JLC Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2

Ever since I handled the watch back in 2008 I was taken by the beauty of the JLC Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2. It has remained one of my dream watch to own… if I could ever afford one. And recently, I had the chance not only to handle it again but also to photograph the watch.

First of all, I love the Reverso range. So when they made the Gyrotourbillon in a Reverso case, that was it! My dream watch. Thanks to JLC for the invite to the recent Hybris Mechanica exhibition, I managed to handle this watch again.
JLC Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 photo JLCGyrotourbillon208.jpg

One of the many feats of the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 is the fact that the multi-axis tourbillon actually improved the accuracy of the watch. In today's crowded tourbillon segment, many are there for aesthetic purposes and does not improve the accuracy of the watch as it was originally intended for. So it is a change when JLC developed the Gyro 2 which in effect improves the accuracy as well as looking great. The watch a sight to behold. Perfect symmetry.
JLC Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 photo JLCGyrotourbillon206.jpg

The tourbillon uses a cylindrical balance spring which is found in marine chronometers and are difficult to make especially to miniaturize into a wristwatch. A close up of the tourbillon mechanism.
JLC Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 photo JLCGyrotourbillon207.jpg

The back of the watch is equally mesmerizing. The back face also has a power reserve indicator - 50 hours.
JLC Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 photo JLCGyrotourbillon2Reverse02.jpg

This Reverso Gyro 2 is something. Enjoy another view of the watch! Good looking front and back!
JLC Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 photo JLCGyrotourbillon201.jpg

A massive watch no doubt but definitely wearable. I think one can stare at the movement the whole time just being mesmerized by the tourbillon. If money were no object, this would be one watch I would acquire!