SIHH 2015 preview....
I'm back from my little hiatus and ready to start providing watch news to the masses again! The JLC Doumetre Spherotourbillon Moon is a gorgeous mix of design elements reminiscent of other Doumetre Spherotourbillon watches. The difference is that this one has the moon phase indicator built into the time-indicating dial at three-o'clock. JLC claims that the indicator is so accurate, that it varies one day every 3,887 days. If only a company could provide this kind of accuracy within the time-keeping functions.... With a bi-axial tourbillon beating in full view, this watch is sure to ignite conversation (and if people know watches, envy). The white-gold case measures 42mm in diameter and 14.3mm thick. The dial, a silvery-white is beautifully matched with a dark brown strap. Inside is the Calibre 389, a manual-wind movement boasting a power reserve of 50 hours. The 389 is another one of JLC's dual-wing movements where they have one gear train controlling the time and another controlling the moon phase indicator, all powered by one mainspring. To allow for more accurate time-setting, the small-seconds indicator is equipped with a flyback function. Simply press the pusher at two o-clock to reset the hand back to zero. The watch is limited to just 75 pieces with the price still TBA.
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