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Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica mystérieuse

Hybris Artistica epitomises the inventive spirit dear to Jaeger-LeCoultre, and now two outstanding new interpretations join the ranks of this exceptional collection.

The new Hybris Artistica mystérieuse collection comprises three one-of-a-kind ladies’ models and a men’s model available in a limited edition of five. hese exceptional timepieces have a shared secret. They indicate the hour and minute with rare accuracy – but without hands. Time is drawn into the dance of a suspended orbital flying tourbillon within a finely worked dial. The hour can be read from the tourbillon’s position on the dial, while the flange disc shows the passing minutes. We are introducing today the ladies’s timepiece.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture has always maintained a special relationship with “mysterious” time. Its historic collections hold plenty of mysterious watches – mainly ladies’ designs – that conceal their delicate dial under a sumptuous cloak of precious gemstones. This limited edition of three unique pieces in white, blue, or red is an occasion for Jaeger-LeCoultre to apply the infinite talents of its rare handcrafts, such as skeletonisation or snow-setting, a technique that was invented and developed exclusively by the Manufacture’s artisans. Behind its mother-of-pearl face beats the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 941, a movement tailor-made for this watch.

Hybris Artistica mystérieuse reveals its treasures in an exquisite demonstration of how fine watchmaking can make the aesthetic codes of Haute Couture its own: a white gold case encrusted with snow-set diamonds; a mother-of-pearl dial covered in gold leaf, with embedded gemstones; a sapphire or ruby devoted to indicating the minutes.
The fascination of this new design is heightened by the absence of any hands. The orbital flying tourbillon decorated in gilded ivy leaves takes 60 seconds to pivot on itself and 12 hours to rotate around the dial, all the while giving an accurate indication of the hour.

Hybris Artistica mystérieuse

The design of the tourbillon carriage has been revisited to form a graceful five- pointed star shape. On the flange around the dial, the artisan’s hand has left its equally visible imprint. A delightfully geometrical pattern made up of tiny ivy leaves in mother-of-pearl appears in transparency like a leitmotif. This refined trail forms the backdrop for a perfectly round precious stone – a sapphire or a ruby, depending on the model – which turns like a point of light to indicate the minutes.

The ivy leaf is crafted with remarkable finesse in depictions from several angles, forming a stunningly beautiful tableau. To further enhance the aesthetic impact, the Manufacture’s artisans have employed snow-setting. This technique allows the gem setter to freely choose the cut and positioning of individual diamonds of different diameters, and then juxtapose them in such a way as to entirely cloak the metal underneath.

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