Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon

Posted by Hannah Zweifler on Mar 14, 2013 5:23:27 PM

The highly complicated Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon is a double-axis tourbillon with several technical innovations. Notable among them is its power source: it is driven by two mainspring barrels and two separate going trains. One powers the tourbillon and the other the time indications and calendar. Another distinction is the stop-seconds flyback function, which, in addition to returning the seconds hand to zero according to the flyback principle, makes the watch adjustable to the nearest second, a rare function that allows the wearer to synchronize the watch with an external time signal. The flyback aspect of the stop-seconds is a world first. The Spherotourbillon is the fourth watch in the brand’s Duometre series, all of which have two independent barrels that power different functions in the timepiece.

Jaeger-LeCoultre: 1-877-JLC-1833 , www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

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