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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Taken with Triple Tourbillon Titanium of Reverso à Triptyque Timepiece

A Very Happy Friday to Our Readers, Friends and Visitors!

The Feature Friday item is of particular significance today, as it may be one of the most exquisitely designed and brilliantly constructed timepieces I may ever be granted the opportunity to highlight.  A vortex of research was sparked by my absolute enchantment with the Feature Friday visual preview, which was provided by the great Richard Resnik (our Professional Custom Jewelry Designer, here at Raymond Lee Jewelers) yesterday.

I can say with absolute certainty that this is the first time I’ve experienced an unyielding fervency for researching timepiece mechanics, design and history. I drove home magnetically drawn to the virtual library of information that patiently waited for me, silently sitting inside my laptops’ wireless connection.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Triptyque

After brushing up on over a century of timepiece history, I believe it to be a fair and just proclamation that Jaeger-LeCoultre is among the most exceptional, clever and creative fine-watchmaking manufacturers.

A description of the immaculate creation of the Reverso à triptyque timpepiece, manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre is worded beautifully by an unlisted author here on This detailed overview  just so happens to describe this particular timepiece by Jaeger-LeCoultre with a level of precision and perfection comparable to the luxury watch itself.

Respect for watchmaking tradition is no empty phrase for Jaeger-LeCoultre. Rather, it’s an integral part of the Manufacture’s philosophy, which pays equal respect to avant-garde creativity and innovativeness.

Continue on to The Complete Review…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Triptyque

Thank You,

Alex at Raymond Lee Jewelers  

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The Extremely Rare Patek Philippe Advanced Research- Watch Sell

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I have done many posts regarding luxury watches in the past; many of the watches I cover such as the Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster or Breitling Chronomat cost $5,500 to $10,000 new. One type of watch that I have only touched upon but really have not covered are the super-luxury watches which often start at $75,000 and can climb up to $200,000. These tend to derive their high price from their extremely precise movements, which are seen by some as works of art. These type of super-luxury watches are crafted painstakingly by hand, have impeccable craftsmanship and many times are not adorned with diamonds or gems.

One such super-luxury watch is the Patek Philippe Advanced Research 5250, this is truly a work of art. Blending spectacular artistry and technical innovation, this watch was a very limited production with only 100 ever being made. In 2005 Patek Philippe was testing out a revolutionary escape wheel (the part of a watch’s movement where the timekeeping element is derived from) that was made from Silicium, the first time this material was placed in a watch. Silicium is anti-magnetic, super-smooth, nearly twice as hard as steel, three times lighter and highly corrosion resistant. What makes this material even more amazing is the fact that the faces of the Silicium wheel never need to be lubricated. This was a very experimental watch for Patek Philippe and an internal decision was made to only release a “test run” of 100 pieces. Watch Sell.

Patek Philippe has released newer models that have incorporated and refined this technology, such as Ref. 5350 and Ref. 5450. But for collectors those 100 originals are highly sought after pieces and part of watch history. The Advanced Research 5250 is currently estimated to be worth $120,000.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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