Or should I call it new Home Time, as for the moment, no one knows exactly what will be the right name of this watch?
I think that it's the first time this watch pops in a forum, so this is quite a scoop!
Here's the beast!
A pic is worth a thousand words to explain how the changes are important on this new watch...
Here's the previous model,launched in 2004:
The differences are obvious, while comparing the 2 dials.
The dial of the new version is much more balanced with the date at 3 instead of being located between 3 and 4, and the subdial of the Night and Day indicator is nicer, IMHO, as it's just below 12...In a nice symmetrical way, don't you think?
Even the subdial of the small seconds is much nicely designed.
So, these are the obvious differences, but this is not all!
The case is still in 40mm diameter, but the main differences are a bezel and the lugs which are designed in a slimmer way, as if JLC wanted to enhance the beauty of the dial.
Here are some pics...of the watch taken under different angles:
Here, you can admire the nice work on the lugs and the bezel...
I find it much more refined than the previous model, much more finished, with a certain look of classic, elegant and timeless watch.
Don't you think so?
I tried to take some quite good macro pics of the dial, to show the quality of the finish and of the design...
You can guess the second time zone hand under the hour hand...
And admire the sunburst finish of the silver dial, but also the very nice finish of the Night and Day indicator, which has 2 different guillochages, ala Breguet...
The numerals and hours marhers are applied, and gold plated.
The only thing I regret is that the night and day hand seems to be blue painted, and not blue heated, like on the classic Master RDM.
The Transparent Case Back offers a view on the reliable Cal 975H, and also allows to view the work on the lugs...
Some macros to appreciate the good quality of this caliber...Even if we don't have the same quality than the best JLC watches, we also don't have the same price!
This is a 30mm Diameter Automatic movement, with 29 jewels, and a power reserve of 48 hours, and made of 230 pieces.
The thickness is 5,70 mm.
The rotor has ceramic balls.
The movement has a variable inertia balance, beating at 28 800 vph.
This new DT is available on a SS Bracelet ( sorry no pic for the moment ) or on croco strap.
For those who want an even dressier look, but a bit more " oldie " too, the Rose Gold version is also available...
There will be a boutique edition, which will not be limited ( AFAIK).
It will come in SS and Rose gold with a black sunburst dial, and in WG with a beautiful Grey Dial, this last one should be LE...
Well, to end with this review, yes, I find it much more appealing than the previous model, an elegant Traveller Watch, and a very well balanced watch, with some nice improvements.
A watch which deserves to have a look on it!
Hope you will have some pleasure to read and view this topic!
This message has been edited by amanico on 2008-06-17 04:11:55 This message has been edited by amanico on 2008-06-21 01:11:54