For the third time since 2004, the Public Prize in the Montres Passion Watch of the Year competition goes to a timepiece from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The 2010 winner is the Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire, as selected by the public from all around the world voting online. In 2007, the Duomètre à Chronographe took the prize.
The Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire incorporates Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest achievements: it displays time with jumping seconds showing 1/6th of a second increments. Also displayed are the date and the age of the moon. This piece features JLC’s Dual-Wing movement which includes two independent power supplies: one dedicated to creating a perfect timing foundation – regulated by escapement and balance – and the other solely for the display of time – hour, minute and seconds hands – as well as the date and the age of the moon for the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Both are synchronized through the jumping seconds hand mechanism driven by the escapement.
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