Jaeger-LeCoultre to Showcase Hybris Artistica Collection in New York

By Paul Joseph

Among the array of timepieces on display at the 2014 TimeCrafters show in New York later this week will be the new Hybris Artistica collection by Swiss brand Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Comprising a total of 12 watches, the collection boasts rare materials, enameled cases, skeletonized movements, unique diamond-set dials and handcrafted marquetry.

Each of the watches – except for the brand new Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Pocket Watch – is an updated version of a previous Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece.

According to its makers, the new collection “builds on the fascination generated by grand complication watches and by the Hybris Mechanica collection that the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux has been developing over the years.

“The Hybris Artistica timepieces epitomise the unique spirit of inventiveness brought to life by 180 century-old skills in a ‘calendar’ of wonderment combining as never before watchmaking art and transcendent creativity.”

Founded in 1937, Jaeger-LeCoultre has grown to become one of the world’s most renowned makers of luxury watches.

The annual TimeCrafters luxury watch show will open its doors to the public in New York on Friday.

By Paul Joseph