In 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the Duomètre Unique Travel Time (ref. 606352J), a limited edition of 100 pieces in white gold available at the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in Paris.
This year, it is the time of the Duomètre Unique Travel Time in pink gold, an original world-time watch for the lovers of fine watchmaking. This is not a limited edition like the white gold one and it will be available worldwide.The Duomètre Unique Travel Time 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.
The unique Dual-Wing system is divided into two mechanisms: the first devoted to displaying the local time, and the second to showing that in a second time zone. The two mechanisms share the same regulating organ but with their own independent barrel, each with a 50-hour power reserve. This way, the operation of the dual time-zone display does not affect the running of the watch, so enhancing the precision of the watch. The 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.
The finely grained dial offers excellent readability with the first subdial at 2 o’clock setting the stage for the hour and minute hand and the second at 10 o’clock hosting the jumping hour and minutes of the travel time, which can be adjusted by using the the push-pieces at 8 and 10 o’clock.
The beautifully finished Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 383 movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The engraved names of the cities corresponding to the world’s 24 time zones are also visible through the back.