SIHH 2015 – Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time

The “Astral” theme was particularly strong at Jaeger-LeCoultre at SIHH in January, and the Duomètre Unique Travel Time was one of several watches in the show (others were by Montblanc and Greubel Forsey) featurinig a view of the earth from space. As if to underline that the stars and the planets harbour the origins of time.

The Duomètre Unique Travel Time has a dial with three major indications, local time on a subdial at the right, and the second time zone on the subdial at the left, with jumping hours, and a minute hand. This enables time in the second time zone to be displayed to the minute, so that all the fractional hour time zones of the world can be displayed. At 6 o’clock, a third subdial provides a visual display of time zones and so it also acts as a day-night indicator. When you adjust the second time zone’s time, the globe rotates as the jumping hour proceeds.

Also on the dial are the two customary power indicators that are characteristic of the Duomètre family. The Calibre 383 movement looks to be manually-wound, with a power reserve of 50 hours, housed in a 42 mm white gold case, 13.6 mm thick. The view through the caseback reveals the two barrels at the top, and the balance, with sunburst Cotes de Genève decoration on the bridges. The Duomètre Unique Travel Time has the reference number 6063540 (white gold), 6062520 (pink gold) or 606352J (white gold, blue strap).







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