L.Leroy International Chronometry Competition

— L. Leroy received the First Prize for Chronometry in the Tourbillon category in the Third International Chronometry Competition.

Dial detail of L.Leroy's osmior tourbillon regulateur or rose

This year, 17 Replica Watchesmaking houses took part in the competition: 14 Swiss, 1 German and 2 French, where a total of 38 chronometers were presented (double that of the previous competition in 2011).
The Award was presented at the Time Museum at the Palais Granvelle in Besançon on October 24, 2013.

Osmior Tourbillon Régulateur © L.Leroy

Over the course of its history, L.Leroy – a company founded in Paris in 1785 – has won a total of 384 Gold Medals in chronometry competitions. The Leroy 01, a legendary timepiece equipped with 26 complications, won the Jury’s Special Grand Prix at the 1900 World’s Fair and remained the world’s most complicated Omega Replica watches for nearly a century.

The self-winding Tourbillon Régulateur in pink gold from the Osmior range is an exclusive new creation by the House’s watchmakers inspired by the extraordinary timepieces displayed in the brand’s private museum. It offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the tourbillon system with an escapement train (pallet and wheel) machined from pure diamond, which makes the mechanism much lighter and harder.
The movement that drives the Tourbillon Régulateur is produced by the Manufacture Horlogère de la Vallée de Joux (MHVJ), part of the Swiss Festina Group, as is the Manufacture des Spiraux et Echappements SA, which produces the entire escapement, including the balance spring. Thanks to this major asset, the brand is able to equip the vast majority of its models with exclusive Manufacture calibres. “This prize is not merely something for our technicians and UK Omega Replica watchmakers to be proud of,” declared Group Chairman Miguel Rodríguez, “it is also proof that we command expertise worthy of the greatest names in fine watchmaking.”