Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph Magnetite Grey

written by YWH team 26 November 2016
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph Magnetite Grey
Quick specs Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph Magnetite Grey
Price: $ 47,200 | € 46.000
Size: 42 mm
Reference: Q601244J
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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph is one out of three new Jaeger-LeCoultre models within the Duomètre collection. It’s not completely new, it only has a new dial in magnetite grey with an opaline finish.

So far, the Duomètre Chronograph was only available in pink gold with a white dial. No platinum or white gold versions, no other dial colors. This new dial gives you more choice, for sure, however we like to see the model with a platinum or white gold case. Especially with the new dark dial it could be a very subtle but strong combination of colors.

The monopusher chronograph uses a single pusher at 2 o’clock to start, stop and reset the chronograph. It is seen as a more elegant solution, but having two pushers makes the operation of a chronograph more easy. A matter of taste perhaps?

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph features two central seconds hands


The Duomètre Chronograph features two central seconds hands: gold for the seconds of the time, rhodium-plated for the chronograph seconds. Not a commonly known solution. The right large sub dial shows the chronograph minutes and hours. The left one shows the time. The dial at 6 o’clock is a foudroyante hand that spins around its dial once each second making six very quick stops. It measures the time within one sixth of a second. Nobody is interested in that but when you see it operating it just looks very cool.

Apart from this Duomètre Chronographe Jaeger releases the Duomètre Sphérotourbillon and the Duomètre Quantième Lunaire. The Duomètre series use Jaegers double-wing concept, which they first used in 2007. Basically, it’s a concept of two power-sources for one watch. Which means two barrels, two separate and independent mechanisms linked to a single regulating organ. This solution creates constant power to the gear trains and escapement to get the most accurate measurement of time while ‘using’ one or more of the complications at the same time. The power-reserve indicators from both sources can be seen at the 5 and 7 o’clock position.

Antoine LeCoultre founded a workshop in 1833, in a village founded by his ancestors in 1612. Here you can read more about the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre


technical data Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph
Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 380 | Manually wound mechanical movement | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Approximately 445 parts | 47 jewels | 6.95 mm in height | 33.70 mm in diameter (15 lines) | Functions: hour, minute, center seconds, power reserve, chronograph power reserve | Chronograph: concentric hours and minutes, seconds | Jumping seconds | Two independent barrels, each with a 50-hour power-reserve
Case & dial:
42 mm | 18K pink gold | Domed sapphire crystals, hardness No. 9, glare proofed on front and back | Opaline magnetite grey dial | Gold-plated appliques | Hands: hour and minute leaf-type, brass, gold-plated | Chronograph hour and minute leaf-type, rhodium-plated | Seconds baton with pear-shaped counterweight, gold-plated (hour-minute), rhodium-plated (chronograph) | Power reserve baton type, gold-plated (hour-minute), rhodium-plated (chronograph) | Water-resistant to 50 meters
Matte chocolate-brown leather | Double folding clasp in 18K gold
Price Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph:
$ 47,200 | € 46.000

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