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Timezone Watch of the Year 2010

| By Frank Geelen | 1 min read |

Voting is closed and the new Timezone watch of the year 2010 is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire.

Like every year, Timezone members had the chance to vote for their favorite watch of the year. Well, not entirely true, because they only can vote for six finalists which are pre-elected by the Timezone moderators. This is the winning watch…

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire got around 38% of the votes. Jaeger also won the Timezone watch of the year competition in 2007, making Jaeger LeCoultre the first brand to win this competition twice.

Last year the Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire already won the Public Prize for the Best Watch of the Year, of the Swiss watch magazine Montres Passion. The same public prize was also won by the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Hometime (2004) and Duomètre à Chronographe (2007).

But now for your viewing pleasure some more photos of the gorgeous movement…

The Duomètre features the so-called Dual-Wing-movement concept, which features two independent power supplies. One entirely dedicated to 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 synchronized through the jumping seconds hand mechanism driven by the escapement.

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.

More information about the Duomètre à Quantième Luniare can be found at the Jaeger LeCoultre website.

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