Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre exhibits at WATCHES&WONDERS

09.19.13

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Blue

Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre is pleased to take part in the WATCHES&WONDERS, a unique show of the creations and traditions of Haute Horlogerie watches, to be held on September 25th through 28th, 2013, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. On this occasion the Grande Maison will exhibit its Fine Watchmaking and High Jewellery collections, including the latest Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Blue. 180 years of complications, 180 years of invention, 180 years of passion. The spirit instilled and nurtured by Antoine LeCoultre, along with generations of watchmakers, is still writing new chapters in the Jaeger-LeCoultre legend.

Over the past decade, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, a reference in Swiss watchmaking, building on a longstanding tradition of inventiveness and unique expertise, has displayed exceptional creativity and achieved technical performances that have enabled it to develop some of the most noteworthy complications of the early 21st century. The Duometre Spherotourbillon watch is a truly original model uniting peerless technical performance, elegance and a spectacular complication, thereby meeting the expectations of the most demanding connoisseurs and collectors. Uniting the talent of watchmakers and jewellers, the Grande Complication is now treated to a new execution stemming from patient craftsmanship: the Duometre Spherotourbillon Blue.

Haute Horlogerie meets High Jewellery. Featuring a white gold case majestically crowned with baguette-cut diamonds, the Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Blue plays with light and shade to set the sophisticated complication watch off to its best advantage. The eye is captivated by the fascinating rotation of the Spherotourbillon and the opening on the case side at 9 o’clock allows one to admire this graceful movement in its entire beauty. The revolutionary Dual-Wing concept is reflected on the dial by the presence of two separate zones and the arrangement of baguette-cut diamonds accentuates the duality. To the left sits the opening revealing the secrets of the Spherotourbillon surrounded with an incredible fan-shaped array of precious stones in a fascinating Art Deco spirit. To the right is the main, highly readable dial indicating local time and the date, subtly placed on a lower level. An additional 24-hour subdial occupying the upper part of the watch serves to display the time in another time-zone, while the small seconds appear in the lower part of the dial. The shimmering blue aventurine stone paved inside and outside the subdials enhances the contrast and highlights the watchmaking functions.

Using the Dual-Wing concept enabled the Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers to create the first precision-adjusted tourbillon. A push-piece at 2 o’clock illuminated by diamonds serves to bring the small seconds hand positioned beneath the tourbillon back to zero, according to the flyback principle. One special feature of this flyback system is that it does not halt the operation of the regulating organ. When the small seconds hand is reset to zero, it begins running again instantly, and thus the watch maintains optimal precision.