In order to mark the opening of its boutique in Paris’ Place Vendôme, Jaeger-LeCoultre once again reinterpreted its groundbreaking Dual-Wing movement to power the brand’s newest masterpiece, Duomètre Unique Travel Time watch. Crafted in white gold, this stylish world traveler’s model comes in the Limited Edition of 100 pieces. A serial production of Duomètre Unique Travel Time watch is also expected and this version will be presented at the SIHH 2013 watch show in Geneva.
Like all timepieces from the renowned Duomètre family, the Duomètre Unique Travel Time watch features the “dual-wing” concept, based on the use of one escapement, but two completely separated operating gear trains and two barrels. Both wound by the same crown, barrels store up to 50 hours of power. The first one is used for powering a mechanism for the local time display and the second barrel powers a mechanism for the second time zone display. Thus, time adjustments on the dual time-zone display do not affect the precision of the watch.
Along with its high-end performances, a new in-house Calibre 383 hand-winding mechanism is equally impressive visually. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals its hand-chamfered bridges, wheels and a gear train, all adorned with polished troughs. The case-back also features engraved names of cities corresponding to 24 time zones. The case has the diameter of 42mm and it is fitted on a stylish black leather strap.
The dial of the Duomètre Unique Travel Time watch looks gorgeous. Its grained silver nicely matches the color of the 18 karat white gold case, while its harmonious arrangement is both elegant and highly functional. The local-time sub-dial is located at the 2 o’clock position and the world time sub-dial takes the 10 o’clock position. While the elegant blue hand shows minutes, hours are indicated by a special digital display with numerals 7 and 9 which are painted in red to pay tribute to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique at Place Vendôme, Paris. Two tiny hands, one below each-sub dial, indicate dual power reserve. The most striking element on the dial is a world map inside the hour disc, at the six o’clock position, serving as the day/night indicator.
The newest member of Jaeger-LeCoultre renowned Duometre line is available exclusively in the brand’s Parisboutique for 37,500 euros. We are glad to see more of this beautiful model at the upcoming Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie.