Do you want to know how the Duomètre Unique Travel Time works and what useful functions for traveling the Jaeger-LeCoultre offers? Do you want to see live taken pictures of that watch? Please step in and have a look…
Here are first of all the technical datas of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre watch:
Duomètre Unique Travel Time: technical characteristics
New mechanical manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 383, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
50-hour power reserve for each of the two barrels
7.25 mm thick
34.30 mm in diameter
28’800 vibrations per hour
Hours, minutes (Home time)
Hour (jumping; digital 2nd time-zone display), minutes and world map
Indication of the two power reserves
13.65 mm thick
42 mm in diameter
Polished lugs and satin-brushed caseband
Water resistance: 5 atm
Alligator leather, white gold pin buckle
606 35 2J
This short video will now explain you all its functions. The two voices you here are the one of Stephane Belmont, he is the product development director of Jaeger-LeCoultre, and mine.
And this are the very first pictures taken live from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time taken just some minutes ago here in Paris
Still hungry and looking for even more information? There you go…
For this new movement, the Dual-Wing system is divided into two distinct mechanisms: the first is devoted to displaying the local time, and the second to show that in a 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 operation of the dual time-zone display does not in any way influence the running of the watch, a fact that considerably enhances the precision of the watch.
Each mechanism has a 50-hour power reserve and, governed by a wish to achieve ideal user- friendliness, the same crown serves to wound both barrels. The timekeeping barrel is wound by a counter-clockwise rotation, and the travel-time barrel by a clockwise rotation.
Given the complexity of the functions, the finely grained dial provides impeccable clarity. Two magnificent symmetrically arranged subdials lend a perfectly balanced touch to this horological creation: the first subdial at 2 o’clock sets the stage for the hour and minute hand; while the second at 10 o’clock hosts the hour and minutes of the worldtime. Two red 7 and 9 numerals specially applied on the dial pay tribute to the address of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique.
Beckoning observers to travel and presented like a globe, the day/night indication and the hours disc are placed at 6 o’clock, a location that considerably facilitates their read-off. The single crown is used to adjust the travel time zone in position 1, and the local time in position 2, as well as to wind the mainsprings when in position 1. Turning the crown in a clockwise direction winds the standard time indication and, turning it in the opposite direction winds the travel time-zone indication.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 383, a remarkably beautiful and exquisitely finished movement is revealed through the sapphire crystal caseback. Its bridges and gear trains are hand-chamfered and feature polished sinks. The moving parts, also hand-chamfered or adorned with polished sinks, are graced with a snailed or smoothed finish. These decorative touches are clearly inspired by the grand tradition of the brand’s pocket-watches and lay new milestones through their exceptionally refined finishing. The engraved names of the cities corresponding to the world’s 24 time zones are also visible through the back.
Issued in a 100-piece limited series in 18-carat white gold, the Duomètre Unique Travel Time watch has been specially produced for the inauguration of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Place Vendôme in Paris, where it will be available as of November 20th. A worthy heir to the Duomètre line, it is a celebration of technical and precious Fine Watchmaking, vividly illustrating 180 years of history while prefiguring the watchmaking of tomorrow.
A not limited version will follow and will be presented at the SIHH 2013 in Geneva…