Jaeger Lecoultre Duomètre à Chronographe White Gold, Black Dial. 6th Anniversary!

Dec 26, 2022,09:26 AM

There are watches we love for their cool factor, others for their beauty, or their refinement and class. 

There are few watches which gather all these qualities. This is indisputably the case of the Duometre, which, moreover, adds a touch of originality due to its dual wing concept. 

You all know my story or journey with the Duomètre. Love at first sight since Day One, in April 2007, at the SIHH. At such a point that I ordered it immediately, once back in Paris. It was the rare platinum white dial version. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I had to replace it, but this time in the white gold / black dial version, issued in a limited edition of 200 pieces in 2010. The big difference between these two? The platinum had all the qualities mentioned above, at the exception of the cool factor. 

My first Duomètre, platinum case, white dial:

So, after 5 years without the Duomètre, I could finally add it, again, in my collection, on the 26th of December 2016. 

Since then, it has been an eternal ecstasy. I lose any notion of time each time I look at this dial, its cool sophistication, the level of details, the different colors of the hands depending on their functions ( golden for the chronograph / silver for the time ) and their refinement. 

And, of course, this superb movement, the Cal 380:

The case is good enough for me, but if I had only one thing to change, it would be a thinner one. Smaller, not necessarily, but thinner, yes. 

And well, since we are at it, a pin buckle would be more my taste than this uncomfortable double folding one... 

I feel so mad about the Duomètre that I would say that, among all the modern Jaeger Lecoultre watches I own, it is my favorite... Yes, yes, I like it even more than my Master Minute Repeater in Titanium, which means a lot!


You got it, it is a keeper, for me. I dream of being able to add at least two more Duomètres, the Quantième Lunaire Enamel and the Unique Travel Time Paris Boutique Edition in white gold!

THAT would drive me to Watch Heaven. 

Happy Birthday, Dear Duomètre! 



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What an amazing post, dear Nico.

 By: Lankysudanese : December 26th, 2022-09:44
And it couldn’t be timelier as I’d been discussing (with a colleague) how he should get a Duometre and a Zeitwerk, as opposed to choosing between the two. Two watches at the pinnacle of watchmaking, IMHO. Whatever happened with your original Duometre (in ... 


 By: Lankysudanese : December 26th, 2022-09:46

Alas, alas...

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-09:47

THE JLC to want

 By: keks : December 26th, 2022-10:08
This is an incredibly beautiful and cool piece. Generates strong “want” feelings whenever I see one! Hope you find your enamel version and Paris version soon!

It's by far the best version of the Duometre

 By: andrea~ : December 26th, 2022-10:14
It packs a loud visual punch while remaining understated. This is proof that a simple dial change can give so much to a watch.

Let's hope so!

 By: andrea~ : December 26th, 2022-11:25

I hope I heard well. ;)

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-21:27

Ah the mesmerising Duometre!

 By: KCLQMULKU : December 26th, 2022-10:49
The dial and movement is as perfect as I feel it can be made! What a post, and what a watch!!!

Like the Purists !

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-08:18


 By: amanico : December 28th, 2022-08:21


 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-08:22

An untapped gold mine...

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-08:11

True, true!

 By: amanico : December 28th, 2022-08:15

Thank you, Z!

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-15:46

Wonderful homage to the Duometre.

 By: jlux : December 26th, 2022-12:40
I also share your (negative) comment about the folding clasp : quite uncomfortable on the wrist. Pretty soon after I got my watch I ordered a matching (19mm) PT pin buckle from JLC : definitely much much better in comfort! Best, Gerard

Extremely charming, the story, the watch, the man 😁

 By: RayStantzPhD : December 26th, 2022-12:42
That Duomètre really is a dream! The movement design and style of finishing, even mostly machine made, is absolutely gorgeous to my eyes. However, you really need the love as the price hurts a bit in the current market. Yes it's unique, yes it is a big ma... 

No of course the 40 for the Pt Chrono WAS fair...

 By: RayStantzPhD : December 26th, 2022-22:27
... I was more referring to the red gold versions of today in the range of 55-60.

And in the second market?

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-22:37

Some offers are great, we'll see if these raise in the future if they bring new models and keep rising the retail...

 By: RayStantzPhD : December 27th, 2022-09:51
If not, that could be a way. It definitely is a watch worth lusting and saving for...

What I firmly think.

 By: amanico : December 27th, 2022-10:20

The movement on the duemetre is simply spectacular and unique. It has a massive vibe for some of its thick components yet also some very refined area, more delicate and unique

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 26th, 2022-13:38
Maybe I am not describing it properly, but everytime I see it, I find it very different from any movement out there

Your style is unmatched.

 By: TeutonicCarFan : December 26th, 2022-15:30
The platinum and black dial and the duometres to have. What a watch. Your championing of your ref has definitely helped jlc move them, without a doubt

6 years already, I can hardly believe it has been so long since you added this version.

 By: MichaelC : December 26th, 2022-15:52
I recall the original platinum of course, and the posts leading up to this special model. Your love for this collection is well known. I look forward to seeing the added ones in the future!

A nice goal !

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-08:01
The black QL coud be a good goal too.... Best O ...  

Oh yes! The Black Gang. ;)

 By: amanico : December 28th, 2022-08:10

Hope a black UTT for a Gang bang ;-)

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-08:20

And aventurine dial ;-)

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-08:24

Black or blue aventurine?

 By: amanico : December 28th, 2022-08:38

fascinating story, I am truly happy that you could replace it!

 By: christianch : December 26th, 2022-19:07
the black dial is somehow always very cool, especially when so superbly executed by JLC. Thanks to your inspiring posts I also got a Duometre this year (Unique Travel time) will give it more wrist time in 2023 Thanks ! Christian

Superb watch, wonderful love story 🫶👌👌

 By: Mike H : December 26th, 2022-21:27
I know your love for this Duometre, what a splendid and cool watch and above all that’s the one that makes your heart beat faster. Enjoy it and wear it in the best of your health my dear friend ! PS : beautiful pics btw Nico 👏👏

Merci beaucoup, Mike.

 By: amanico : December 27th, 2022-06:33


 By: EtienneWheeler : December 26th, 2022-22:58
I saw one f these at Borscheims many years ago. Love this watch . Kind of amazing the the split second hands look like they are are on the same pinion together but operate independently .

not Split second

 By: EtienneWheeler : December 28th, 2022-01:10
Thanks for clarifying . It had been a long time since I had seen one. Just going by memory . Still nice watch .

Well played! ;)

 By: amanico : December 28th, 2022-08:08

Hope is a good feeling

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-08:14

Always! ;)

 By: amanico : December 28th, 2022-08:20

A very nice post from the most beautiful / consistent duometer in my opinion.... It exudes love.

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-07:55
My 99 says hello to your 95 ;-) La biz poto ...  

Never learn to count 😬

 By: Alfihar : December 28th, 2022-10:31