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Jaeger Lecoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time. What about a dream version?

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Ok, let's say that you are in charge of the Duomètre development, and that you have to work on the Duomètre Unique Travel Time. 

You are asked to make a new version of the Unique Travel Time, to be more precise. 

As you known there were three versions, already: The UTT started in 2013 with the Paris Boutique Edition ( 100 pieces )

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Followed in 2014 by the Rose Gold version, unlimited, 

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And in 2015 by the white gold chiseled dial ( 200 pieces ) 

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I wouldn't touch the diameter of the case ( 42 mm ), I would just work on the dial and the metal of the case. 

For the metal of the case, I would make a small batch, let's say 100 pieces, in tantalum, just to make something different, in order to have a delicious chromatic combination with the dial, and to go for something exclusive, as tantalum watches are not common at all. 

For the dial, I have no photoshop skills so I cannot show what I have in mind, in a " pictorial way ", but I will try to put it in words to give you an exact idea: 

Two options: An aventurine black dial or an enamel black dial. 

Why Black? First because it will go very well with the sphere at 6 o' clock AND with the hue of the tantalum case. 

From a chromatic point of view, it can be a feast. 

Now, enamel, ro aventurine? THAT is a big dilemma. Aventurine can be a nice evocation of a night starry sky. Enamel will add some depth to the dial. 

Another question: Black or deep blue, the dial? As Tantalum has some grey blueish hues, a deep blue would work very nicely, too, and would be closer to a night sky. BUT wouldn't it be too much? 

The safer way would be black, but I guess we have to compare both of them. 

As for the hands, I wouldn't change those of the home time, I would just go for a different color on the second time zone, to make them more legible. Of course, since the second time zone has a jumping hour, we are speaking of the minute hand and its dedicated power reserve indicator, here. Rather than having them in blue, like in the Paris Boutique version, I would opt for red, or gold, and I would also have a matching background for the jumping hour hand.

My feeling here is that the UTT needs a special version to top this reference, or better said, it deserves it. It really is incredible to see that the Grande Maison didn't defend / promote this watch as it deserves. The Unique Travel Time is one of the most sophisticated watches of this category! 

What are you thinking, on that matter? 

Best,

Nicolas

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aperna October 9th, 2021-12:25
Or even a grade 5 titanium case or even stainless steel. It would head to a more sporty feel an appearance.  By the way I’m even more impressed with your recommendations Nico Your prowess and expertise in all things regarding our passion for these mechanical marvels never ceases to amaze me
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amanico October 9th, 2021-14:27
Not very sure about titanium. I think it deserves something more... Special? 
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J K October 9th, 2021-14:19
IMHO UTT would go also well with white enamel dial similar to the one on Duometre Quantieme Lunaire Grand Feu Enamel. I do like that version of dial a lot. And for the case - platinum. JK 
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amanico October 9th, 2021-14:29
Platinum why not, indeed. White enamel with some blued indices and hands... Good idea! 
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holdemchamp1225 October 10th, 2021-14:50
I'm with you on tantalum mon ami. Blue aventurine might work well with the Tantalum case also, not just black. As for enamel, it would work with black, blue, or white in my opinion 👍 
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amanico October 10th, 2021-15:09
Merci, Justin. One more vote for tantalum! 
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holdemchamp1225 October 10th, 2021-21:35
Agreed 😉 
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amanico October 10th, 2021-21:38
Let's keep fingers crossed. ;) 
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holdemchamp1225 October 15th, 2021-21:05
🤞🤞😉😁 
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amanico October 15th, 2021-22:16
;) 
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