Jaeger-LeCoultre Releases Duomètre Unique Travel Time
The name Jaeger-LeCoultre has become synonymous with lavish, ultra expensive timepieces and the newest model from the Swiss watchmaker is no exception. The Duomètre Unique Travel Time is the most recent addition to the Duomètre line and is sure to please the most discerning world travelers.
According to the Jaeger-LeCoultre website, the Duomètre Unique Travel Time is “The first watch to combine user-friendly access to the world’s time zones with flexible setting of the time in the destination zone to the nearest minute. This timepiece capitalises on the ‘Dual Wing’ concept, thus avoiding any loss of precision.”
The 42mm watch features a manually-wound Calibre 382 mechanical movement with 54 jewels and a 50-hour power reserve. The most unique thing about the Duomètre Unique Travel Time is the rough but delicate textured dial created by decorative hand engraving. Performed free hand, this engraving makes each watch a one-of-a-kind collector’s item.
Jet setters can adjust the watch’s reference and destination time zone to the nearest minute and show the time in any continent or country. As the Jaeger-LeCoultre site explains, “It displays the reference time together with the time in a second time zone, indicated digitally thanks to a jumping hour disc with the minutes indicated by a hand. A globe at 6 o’clock shows the time zones of the planet with a subtle day/night indicator. Its sapphire crystal case-back reveals the exceptional decoration on the movement.”
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time is available in pink gold for $42,700 or white gold for $51,000, each with an alligator band. The world traveler who won’t settle for less than the best will always be on time for his flight with this watch. Of course, he probably has his own private plane anyway.