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Jaeger Lecoultre Duomètre A Chronographe, White Gold. 3 years of joyful ownership.

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The Duomètre à Chronographe certainly is one of my most important watch, I would even say inside and outside Jaeger Lecoultre. 

I said it many times, but since its unveiling, it has been an instant love affair, at the point I ordered it, in platinum, at the SIHH, in 2007. 

At that level of price, 40, 000 Euros for the platinum in 2007, it was not only a bargain, but most importantly, it had a level of finishing and decoration which I would dare to call incomparable in the Jaeger Lecoultre universe, AND, still nowadays, it remains one of the most original concept in the world of Horology, with its dual wind construction ( one barrel and its gear train for the time, another barrel and its gear train for the chronograph ). 

That is a watch I loved a lot, but as many things in life, that is when I lost it that I realized ho much it was important to me. So, five years after the " loss ", I got another one, but in white gold, this time, with its black dial, a limited edition of 200 pieces born in 2010. 

In white gold, it doesn't have the prestige of the platinum, for sure, but this black dial adds a touch of coolness which changes from the cold elegance of the platinum grained dial, and it is also more legible due to the contrast with the hands. 

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A focus on the case: 

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As for the movement, a picture speaks stronger than thousand words to describe it: 

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On the wrist, it is an intense pleasure. The presence is indisputable, you know you are wearing something special, a pure piece of horology. 

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A last word, totally subjective, but it will speak to you. Among all the watches you know, admire and / or own, there are some you know they are made for you. Better said, they are you. 

With its originality and " personality ", this watch is so me... A keeper, for life. 

Happy birthday, dear Duomètre!

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Best,

Nicolas

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Mr.Gatsby December 26th, 2019-01:37
So nice...... I need one in my life 😬 and Nico, sent you a message...
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amanico December 26th, 2019-02:07
You really should, my friend. It is such a marvel. Aaah, yes, I just answered to your message, too.  
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Ron_W December 26th, 2019-02:19
That is some special piece of Horology .....  
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amanico December 26th, 2019-06:43
Thanks for your comment, my dear Ron.  
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Pun December 26th, 2019-03:41
I wholeheartedly agree with you. It’s indeed a marvellous watch from Jaeger LeCoultre.  I have not yet seen this watch in flesh but in pictures it really looks worth having in any serious collection. Wear it in good health friend. Regards
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amanico December 26th, 2019-06:43
Even better in the real!  
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MTR December 26th, 2019-04:52
What a fantastic and mesmerizing watch! This is a watch that could be also grail watch for me. I fervently hope that you don’t miss your „lossed“ Platinum version too much. I don‘t know if this is a little consolation for you, but I personally find the dial of your „compensation“ WG version muc... 
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amanico December 26th, 2019-06:46
I would say that psychologically, it was the way to go rather than going for exactly the same version... Thanks for your comment, my dear Thomas.  
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SpanishCastle December 26th, 2019-05:58
So happy for you, my friend. I've always loved that watch. In the exact configuration that you have it. The last comment is very poetic. It seems to me that you have managed to express what I have only felt for one watch until now. Me, myself, was an Heuer Camaro. I deeply missed tha... 
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amanico December 26th, 2019-06:51
Hi my friend, it is not a matter of price, it is a matter of intimate feeling between you and the watch, it can be 1000 or 100, 000. Thanks for your answer, my friend.  
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