Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time Watch Review

Jaeger-LeCoultre has revealed the Duomètre Unique Travel Time, the first world-time watch enabling to-the-minute adjustment of the second time zone.

The timepiece enables the wearer to accurately set the second time zone on all continents, regardless of the time difference.

Powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre's revolutionary Dual-Wing movement, the system is divided into two mechanisms: the first displaying the local time, and the second dedicated to the second time zone. "The two mechanisms share the same regulating organ but each has its own independent source of energy, thereby avoiding the losses due to interaction between the mechanisms," the brand explains. The mechanisms each have a 50-hour power reserve, and both barrels are wound by the same crown for ease of use.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time has a finely grained, silver toned dial. The hour and minute hand are found within a subdial at 2 o'clock, while a second subdial at 10 o'clock features a jumping hour and minutes of the travel time. A globe at 6 o'clock is synchronised with the travel time, and surrounded by time zone indications and a day/night ring.

Once both time zones are synchronised, the wearer simply uses the push-pieces at 8 and 10 o'clock to adjust the jumping hours according to his destination. The minutes can be adjusted separately using the crown.

The watch has a 42 mm pink gold case, and a sapphire crystal case back that reveals the beautifully finished movement, and engravings of the city names corresponding to the world's 24 time zones.

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