What is there to say about the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time aside from that it is extraordinary compared to other traveller’s watches made as of late. There are a few classifications of timepieces that can demonstrate two timezones, beginning from classical traveler GMT watches to office GMT watches and legitimate world-timers. Nonetheless, just a handful of them have a second timezone flexible to-the-minute. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre is one of them and it now comes with an extravagant hand-engraved dial.
Let’s first talk functions. Most worldtimers are worked to show the time in 24 diverse timezones around the planet, anyway a few countries wanted to make extra timezones with 15min, 30min or 45min deviations. Sort of tricky for the watchmaking business, right. Some (a couple) observes anyway accompanied an answer, as for example the as of late uncovered Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite or the Vacheron-Constantin Patrimony World Time , two watches that demonstrate the 37 time zones that our reality comprises. Jaeger-LeCoultre likewise has its own response to this issue, with a watch that can be acclimated to the-minute, freely from the remainder of the timekeeping indications.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time features two signs of the time – one on the left for the travel time and one on the ideal for the home time. Everything can be changed by means of the single crown, with the pushers at left half of the case making it simple to change the bouncing hour sign of the second timezone. The second/travel timezone’s moment hand can be changed through the crown, to set it to time-zones with no entire hour deviation.
At six on the dial sits another complication that permits the proprietor to have a complete perspective on the 24 time-zones around the globe. This sub-dial turns once per day and along these lines, due to obscure zones, functions as a day-night pointer moreover. The dial at long last comprises a huge second hand on the focal hub and two force save markers – beneath each time-zone sub-dial. Why two of them? We’ll get back on this later.
The fundamental oddity is the completion of the dial. Normally, the Duemètre assortment highlights dials with a shimmering white tone, somewhat grained like an old piece of paper. This new release includes a hand-engraved surface, called ‘échoppé’ in French. This exceptionally finished dial is got by eliminating some material every which way with a specific chisel. The outcome is an aleatory example, simultaneously being pleasantly fragile, sparkling and crude. The case anyway is the equivalent than on the traditional version of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time , with its 42mm width and its mirror cleaned level surfaces and brushed flanks. This version is just accessible in Extra White 18k gold with a dark crocodile strap.
The movement is absolutely, along with this hand-engraved dial, the magnum opus of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time . The explanation behind the twin force save pointers is clarified by a smart origination, the Dual-Wing development. This implies that there are really two separate developments, each with a stuff train and an origin barrel (with their own force hold pointer). One is dedicated to show the nearby time and the second to show the time in a second time zone. They are associated in the center by a common managing organ and twisted by the unique crown (forward for the main barrel and in reverse for the second barrel).
The development is totally hand completed and includes chamfered spans, blued hands and rayonnantes Geneva Stripes. The fundamental plate and the extensions are produced using untreated German silver, a material that emits this warm yellowish colour.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time with hand-engraved dial is a restricted version of 200 pieces, priced at 48.600 Euros /51.000 USD (rather than 44.100 Euros/46.200 USD for the non-restricted release in white gold). More subtleties on the committed page – Jaeger-LeCoultre.com .
- Case: 1Extra-white 18k gold, 42mm in breadth, 13.65 mm thick, cleaned hauls and glossy silk brushed mid case, water protection from 5 atm (50m)
- Indications: home time (hours and minutes), travel time (hopping hours; computerized 2nd time-zone show), world guide, sign of the two force reserves
- Movement: physically twisted development, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 383, made, collected and designed by hand, 50-hour power hold for every one of the two barrels, 498 sections, 54 gems, 28’800 vibrations per hour