Jaeger-LeCoultre Duométre Unique Travel Time Watch Review
Wednesday - 21 November 2012
The timepiece is a limited edition of 100 pieces, specially created for the inauguration of the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique at Place Vendôme in Paris.
The watch features a new interpretation of Jaeger-LeCoultre's Dual-Wing movement, divided into two mechanisms - the first displaying the local time, and the second showing an additional time zone. The two mechanisms share the same regulating organ but each has its own independent source of energy. Both mechanisms have a 50-hour power reserve, and the same crown can be used to wind both barrels - counter-clockwise for timekeeping, and clockwise for travel time.
The Duométre Unique Travel Time has an 18k white gold case measuring 42 mm, and is powered by JLC in-house calibre 383 movement. It has double sapphire crystals, and the case back is engraved with the names of cities that correspond to each of the 24 time zones. Two counters are placed symmetrically on the dial: one at 2 o'clock for the hour and minute hand, and one at 10 o'clock for the hour and minutes of the world time. A day and night indicator and hour disc are placed at 6 o'clock.