A Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece has been named Swiss Watch of the Year by readers of Montres Passion for the 3rd time since 2004.
This year the company’s Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire won the prestigious title – the Public Prize was awarded to Master Hometime in 2004 and Duomètre à Chronographe in 2007.
According to Jaeger-LeCoulture, the company is honored to receive the award that “once again” celebrates its “sophisticated approach to timekeeping precision that only 177 years of expertise in high horology can bring”.
“The Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire embodies the latest in horological achievements of Jaeger-LeCoultre: it displays time with a jumping seconds hand showing 1/6th of a second increments and additionally providing the date and the age of the moon in a separate sub dial,” said the company.
“The true genius of this watch however lies within the Dual-Wing movement concept, which features two independent power supplies: one entirely dedicated to creating a perfect timing foundation – regulated by escapement and balance –, the other solely for the display of time – hour, minute and seconds hands – as well as date and the age of the moon for the Northern as well as the Southern hemisphere.
“Both are synchronised through the jumping seconds hand mechanism driven by the escapement.”