Live from WW 24: new watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre

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Jaeger-LeCoultre returns to its roots in watchmaking with the release of several incredible products in the Duometre collection.

Live from WW 24: new watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre

The Duometre collection saw a refresh in the Duometre Quantieme Lunaire, a new movement on the Duometre Chronograph Moon and a brand new Duometre Heliotourbillon Perpetual. We focus on the latter two on this impressions report based on our Touch and Feel at JLC. Here are our impressions live from Geneva.

JLC Duometre Heliotourbillon

For the first time, a tourbillon from JLC with triple cages spinning on three axis. The intent of this new calibre is to create a watch which is thinner than their Spherotourbillon and Gyrotourbillon. The watch is in pink gold, 44mm diameter and 14.7mm thick.

Powering it is the manual would JLC Caliber 388 with hour-minute-seconds, perpetual calendar with Grand Date and 4 digit year indication, and moon phase display. There are also two power reserve indicators for each of the two wings of the Heliotourbillon.

The Heliotourbillon’s three cages are set at angles to each other. The first is set at 90 degree to the balance. The second cage is set at 90 degrees to the first, on the same plane as the balance. Together these two cages are tilted at 40 degrees and make a complete rotation once every 30 seconds. The third cage is perpendicular to the second and makes one complete rotation in 60 seconds.

JLC Duometre Chronograph Moon

The Duometre Chronograph Moon is based on a completely reworked movement in two variations. In platinum with a copper coloured dial, and a pink gold case with a very classical silver dial. We are kind of partial to the platinum and copper (salmon?) dial version shown below.

The new Calibre 391 is completely new with fully integrated movements combining a manually wound mono pusher chronograph with moon phase and night/day indication, two power reserve indicators and an always on seconde foudroyant display.

The case size is 42.5mm with a thickness of 14.2mm.

We absolutely are in love with the watches and will be doing a full review soon, with video clips of Oriana Sadik, JLC’s product manager explaining this complication the Heliotourbillon and the Chronograph Moon.


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