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sexta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2009

Relógios Hybris Mechanica - trio de peso da Jaeger-LeCoultre


São três relógios de excepção, criados pela Jaeger-LeCoultre, e para ser vendidos em conjunto.

A última invenção da Grande Maison, o Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie, bate horas e quartos com som semelhante ao Big Ben. Além da Grande Sonnerie, tem Turbilhão volante e calendário perpétuo, com ponteiros retrógrados. A juntar a isso, hoas e minutos saltantes, numa peça com 26 complicações.
Originalmente concebido para o relógio de bolso, o turbilhão tem sido visto desde há mais de 200 anos como o culminar da precisão na medição mecânica do tempo. O Hybris Mechanica à Gyrotourbillon elevou este conceito a um nível sem precedentes, adoptando o mecanismo às exigências de um relógio de pulso. Aqui, a gaiola do turbilhão não só gira sobre si própria, como também roda em volta de um eixo secundário, a fim de eliminar todas as influências possíveis da gravidade, seja qual for a posição em que o relógio esteja. O Gyrotourbillon apresenta 10 complicações, entre elas um Calendário Perpétuo com quatro ponteiros retrógrados, uma Equação do Tempo e uma autonomia surpreendente de oito dias, mercê dos seus dois barriletes.

Finalmente, com o Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque, a Jaeger-LeCoultre prova a sua capacidade de representação mecânica do calendário Gregoriano em todas as suas nuances e facetas, criando o mais pormenorizado calendário que se possa imaginar para um relógio de pulso. Juntou a isso o novo escape de elipse isométrica, que regula as batidas do turbilhão. Ao todo, o relógio tem 19 complicações, incluindo Tempo Sideral, Calendário Zodiacal e vista do céu nocturno.
Trinta conjuntos destes três relógios deverão ser produzidos entre 2009 e 2014 e serão entregues a partir de Setembro de 2010. A sua apresentação será tão prática como segura: um cofre feito por uma empresa especializada alemã, forrado a cabedal, pesando 1200 quilos, e medindo um metro de largura por metro e meio de altura, será o "estojo" de cada trio. Equipado com sistema electrónico de fechadura, trás caixas rotativas para os três relógios e para outros automáticos. Um sistema de som piezo-eléctrico permitirá que o Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie possa ser ouvido no exterior, mesmo com o cofre fechado.

A ficha técnica dos três relógios:

Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie – Facts and Figures
The Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie, makes the dream of a holy grail of watchmaking a
reality through the realization of the most complex and demanding form of horology: the
striking of the time just as the Tower of Big Ben in Great Britain dictates, every hour and quarter
– fully automatic and miniaturized to the size of a wristwatch. Combined with this outstanding
feature the watch also comprises a flying tourbillon and a perpetual calendar with retrograde
hands. A jumping hour and minute mechanism rounds off the concerto of this elaborate
masterpiece of 26-complications.
Movement:
• mechanical hand winding Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 182,
• over 1300 parts, diameter 37 millimeters, height 10.42 millimeters,
• follows the dual wing concept of the Duometre Line,
• completely redesigned and improved concepts of functions and movement layout,
• 13 patents pending,
• easy operation of time setting and carillon through four push-pieces at 2 and 4 o’clock and
one in the crown, setting of the Perpetual Calendar through pushers between the lugs at 12
o’clock
26 complications:
1 Westminster Carillon
2 4 crystal-gongs
3 Grande sonnerie
4 Petite sonnerie
5 Silence
6 Minute repeater
7-8 Flying tourbillon
9-10 Perpetual and 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)
22-23Secured incremental minutes setting forward and backward
24 Striking mode selector
25 Instant minute repeater activation
26 Automatic modes’ switch
Functions:
• jumping hours (in a window at 12 o’clock) and minutes hand
• strike power reserve indicator, watch power reserve indicator,
• incremental time setting
World premiere carillon:
• longest carillon gong,
• Westminster Carillon, Grande Sonnerie, Petite Sonnerie, Minute Repeater, Silence,
• 4 trébuchet hammers (dual axis hammers),
• 4 crystal-gongs
• infernal tower (master system for sound programming and timekeeping),
• centrifugal governor (for silent operation),
Instant perpetual calendar:
• Retrograde days, retrograde months, retrograde date, leap year display
Flying tourbillon:
• 73 parts
• diameter 12.42 millimeters, height 3.85 millimeters,
• lightweight titanium cage with minimalistic design on lubricant-free ceramic ball bearing
Balance wheel:
• diameter 10 millimeter, four regulating screws, ten weight screws,
• balance spring: Breguet over coil, beat rate 4 Hertz,
• regulation device with inertia-blocks
Case:
• 18 ct white gold, diameter 44 millimeters, height 15 millimeters

Hybris Mechanica à Gyrotourbillon – Facts and Figures
Originally developed for the pocketwatch, the tourbillon has for over 200 years been seen as
the epitome of precision in mechanical timekeeping. The Hybris Mechanica à Gyrotourbillon
has advanced this concept to an unprecedented level by adopting the mechanism to the
demands of the wristwatch. Here, the tourbillon cage not only revolves around itself, it also
rotates around a secondary axis in order to eliminate all possible influences of gravity whichever
way the wristwatch is positioned. The Gyrotourbillon features 10 complications all together;
among them a perpetual calendar with four retrograde hands, an equation of time and an
astonishing power reserve of eight days delivered by two barrels.
Movement:
• mechanical hand winding, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 177,
• 679 parts, diameter 36.3 millimeters, height 10.85 millimeters,
• 10 complications,
• winding Barrels made of Sapphire
Functions:
• hours, minutes, seconds,
• power reserve indication
World premier spherical tourbillon:
• 112 parts, diameter 13.86 millimeters
• two titanium cages rotating around two axes
Balance wheel:
• balance spring: beat rate 3 Hertz,
• regulation device with inertia-blocks
Perpetual calendar:
• indicated by two retrograde hands,
• retrograde indication of months, and leap year on the reverse side of the watch,
• solar time (equation of time)
Power reserve:
• 8 days delivered from two barrels
Case:
• design following the forms of the Master line,
• 18 ct white gold case, diameter 43 millimeters, height 14.9 millimeters

Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque – Facts and Figures
With the Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque, Jaeger-LeCoultre proves its mastery of the mechanical
representation of the Gregorian calendar with all its nuances and facets, creating the most
detailed calendar imaginable for a wristwatch. And – what is even more – found a way to
achieve even greater precision by developing the new ellipse isometer escapement to drive the
tourbillon’s heartbeat. All in all, the watch features 19 complications including sidereal time,
zodiac calendar and a view of the night sky.
Movement:
• mechanical hand winding, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 175,
• 642 parts, height 7.5 millimeters,
• most elaborated Calendar system ever in a Reverso watch,
• 19 complications,
• elipse Isometer Escapement
Functions:
• hours, minutes, 24 hours indication,
• power reserve
• zodiacal calendar, siderial time, equation of time, sunrise and sunset times, 24 hours civil
time, sky chart,
• instantaneous perpetual calendar with retrograde date, day, month and leap year indication,
• moon phase
World first tourbillon with ellipse isometer escapement:
• ultralight titanium cage, 0,08 grams,
• balance spring: beat rate 3 Hertz,
• regulation device with inertia-blocks
Case:
• design following the forms of the Reverso line,
• 18 ct white gold case, height 17.9 millimeters

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