The CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jerome Lambert, is happy to heap praise on his brand’s new marvel in high complication timepieces, referring to the new Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon as a, “new paradigm in high-complication pieces.”
THE CASE GLEAMS IN 18CT ROSE GOLD featuring a combination of brushed and polished finishes, and there is also a platinum version available.
It’s pretty sizely with a diameter of 42mm but it has to be quite large in order to contain the Calibre 382 and its 55 jewels and 460 components. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Sphérotourbillon uses a dualwing concept, with one gear train operating the hypnotic turning sphérotourbillon, while the other barrel and gear train functions for telling the time.
This fascinating watch has many feature sincluded but its Pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the double axis tourbillon working at two different rotational speeds – one at 30 seconds in the axis along the carriage and the second at 15 seconds in the second axis at a 20 degree angle. As this incredibly lightweight (.518 grams) titanium carriage comprising 105 parts and beating at 21600vph spins, the eye is fixed in wonder.