Duomètre Unique Travel Time: an original world-time display system

01.20.14

  • Duometre Unique Travel Time Pink Gold

A fresh interpretation of the revolutionary Dual-Wing movement created by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Duomètre Unique Travel Time world time watch in pink gold reflects the technical breakthroughs achieved by the Manufacture in the field of world-time watches and offers original solutions for travellers with a love of Fine Watchmaking.

The Duomètre Unique Travel Time Swiss watch is the first world-time watch enabling to-the-minute adjustment of the second time zone. This enables travellers to accurately set the second time zone on all continents and countries regardless of the time difference.

In keeping with the technical and aesthetic spirit of the creations in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre collection, the Duomètre Unique Travel Time timepiece reveals the various facets of horological excellence by the Manufacture located in the Vallée de Joux. It asserts itself as an absolute reference in terms of mechanical watchmaking and of the intrinsic elegance with which all creations from the Grande Maison have been imbued since 1833. Past, present and future converge in perfect harmony in this exceptional creation.

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 luxury watch: 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 jumping hour and minutes of the second time zone.

The globe at 6 o’clock displays a world map surrounded by the time-zone indications and the day/night ring.  The globe is synchronised with the travel time zone. The single crown is used to adjust the local time in position 2 and the travel time in position 1, as well as to wind the mainsprings when in position 0.

Once both time zones are synchronised, the traveller can simply use the push-pieces at 8 and 10 o’clock to adjust the jumping hours in the left subdial according to the destination country. And in case of a non-standard time zone, the minutes can be adjusted separately using the crown in position 1.

The 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.

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