Many Jaeger-LeCoultre watch lovers believe there is a true beauty to winding their own mechanical wristwatch up. It connects the wearer to the artistry and the meticulous manufacture of those hands that have developed it. The personal involvement in getting hands on with the workings and the maintenance of a wristwatch, has its very own personal value which, in many cases, is priceless to the wearer. The difference between a manual-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre watch and a self-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is that a manual winding watch needs winding via the crown each time the power runs down. How frequently the lady or gent will need to wind up their wristwatch will depend on the power reserve of the watch.
Manual-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre watches are as beautiful as they come. Steeped in elegant tones and crafted from the finest in materials, these statement pieces are more than just a timekeeping tool - they are windows into the heart of those ladies and gentlemen who wear them. These watches are equipped with solid sheets of sapphire crystal glass which offer a crisp view into the dial of the watch. The glass is also used for the reverse of the watches, where the wearer can flip the timepiece over to get an exclusive glimpse into the heart of the independently manufactured manual winding movement.
The manual-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duetto Ladies watch, completed on a smooth black leather strap and a stunning silver dial, is a timepiece that requires the lady to wind the movement that lies within. On the reverse – another face. An exquisite black dial with contrasting silver coloured accents seen in the dauphine hands and fine lines drawn out on the dial to represent the hour markers. Just the twelfth and sixth hour on this side are marked out by numerals, and the bezel of the watch is adorned with a glistening row of diamonds at the top and bottom. The double-sided ladies watch is powered by the Jaeger Le Coultre Calibre 844 movement. It offers a 38 hour power reserve and beats at approximately 21,600 vibration per hour. All 100 individual components making up this movement are hand assembled at Jaeger-LeCoultre’s manufacturing head quarters in Le Sentier, Switzerland to create a unique and rare timepiece for the lady to wear day-in and day-out.
The hand-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Master 8 Days Perpetual Watch is a powerful and charismatic timepiece. Boundless in capability when it comes to offering the best in a reliable, beautifully manufactured movement, and overflowing with technical detail on the front of the dial - this timepiece is developed for those gents who really know how to operate their wristwatch. The gadget-loving watch-wearer can make the most of a Night & Day feature decorated in deep blue and golden tones, surrounded by a ring representing the days of the week, and a date ring on the opposite side of the dial at 3 o’clock. This Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is also equipped with a month ring at the south of the dial and discreet year aperture to the left of it. Balance is played out perfectly with a power reserve indicator and red security zone feature at the top of the dial. As the impeccable 867-400B movement is designed with an 8 day power reserve, the gentleman can look forward to winding up the instrument all through the week.