As usually, Jaeger LeCoultre likes to keep us in suspense until the very beginning of the SIHH. So, it was the same this year, when introduced a pink gold version of its Duomètre Unique Travel Time. Just to remind, this watch was originally unveiled last year at SIHH 2013,and is said to be the first world-time watch enabling to-the-minute adjustment of the second time zone, enabling travellers to accurately set the second time zone on all continents and countries regardless of the time difference.
New elegant piece 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 watch features 42mm x 13.65mm pink gold case, manual-wind JLC Caliber 383, a remarkably beautiful and exquisitely finished movement is revealed 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.
The caliber 383 features 498 individual parts and is finished completely by hand. Earlier we explained it, but why not remind again here: this travel time watch is based on the dual-wing concept of the Duomètre-line, which is one escapement but two independent operating gear trains and two barrels. This watch with a new movement, is so special because you may adjust your second timezone, comply independent from your hometime, since one gear train is used to show the hometime and the second gear train is used to show a second timezone. The day and night indicator in the form of globe and hour disc are positioned at 6 o’clock for easy reading and two magnificent counters are arranged symmetrically, giving this watch a perfect balance. At 2 o’clock is the hour and minute for home time and at 10 o’clock the hour and minutes of the worldtime.
The price isn’t revealed yet, but it won’t be cheap, since the white gold version is €37,500 ($48,000).