JLC Hybris Artistica Grande Reverso Tourbillon Squelette Review

The JLC Hybris Artistica Collection is possibly the most exclusive of all Jaeger-LeCoultre. Let’s take a close look at a JLC watch in which only 3 exist in the world. 

JLC Hybris Artistica Grande Reverso Tourbillon Squelette Review

One of the most exclusive collections from this gifted watchmaker is the Hybris Artistica collection. It features watches that are immaculately designed that contains a generous amount of top-shelf horology.

The model we are looking at today is reference number 37335x1 273.3.48. It is one of only three in existence and is not only worthy of tremendous praise but worthy of your attention.

This watch has a skeletonized dial that is ornately decorated by hand on all the bridges. The completely hand-engraved designs can be found on both sides of the 18kt white gold reversible case. The dial is finished with blued steel screws and hands. The rectangular-shaped skeletonized inner case is suspended and held to the outer case with 12 spokes that are also used as the hour markers.

The lower third of the front side of the dial has a small running seconds hand sub-dial with a wavy shaped small seconds hand made of blued steel.

JLC Hybris Artistica Grande Reverso Tourbillon Squelette strap

The reverse side of the case features a beautifully crafted tourbillon, a high horology complication in the lower third of the dial. The tourbillon is fastened to the case with a polished bridge that is fastened to the case with two blued screws.

The Hybris Artistica Grande Reverso Tourbillon Squelette is powered by a hand-wound in-house movement. The JLC manufacture caliber 863SQ has an oscillation rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour or 3Hz. This 23-jewel manual-wind movement has 204 components and an estimated power reserve of 45 hours.

JLC Hybris Artistica Grande Reverso Tourbillon Squelette Reverse

This very limited and numbered edition JLC watch is fitted to a black alligator leather strap which has a strap interior that is made with soft calfskin leather. The leather band is fastened with an 18kt white gold tang buckle.

This watch is delivered in a large lacquered wooden box with all papers, accessories such as a magnifying glass and warranty certificate.

Owning any Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is something that earns you some bragging rights and some very watch-geek street cred but seeing as this watch is #1 of only 3 in existence, this will certainly be the conversation piece at the next meet-up. It’s a truly magnificent timepiece for only those with the finest of taste.

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