Beautifully capturing the passage of time, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s destiny has been intrinsically linked to that of the rarest of crafts since 1833… Out of this perfect union between Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie an eternal jewel is born – the embodiment of elegance and femininity.
In 1925, the Duoplan solved the eternal problem of the divide between beauty and intelligence. The fashion at the time was for very small watches, featuring movements so small that they could not be precise or reliable. The Duoplan was revolutionary in that it was built on two levels, offering women a winning combination of elegance and fine watchmaking. The Duoplan became a symbol of femininity. It became popular in the interwar period in avant-garde circles, which were dominated by female authors such as Virginia Woolf, Anne-Marie Schwarzenbach and Simone de Beauvoir.
Duoplan, Elegance and fine watchmaking since 1925
A symbol of femininity at a time when very small watches were all the rage, the 1925 Duoplan watch, with its ingenious calibre on two levels, offered women the perfect blend of elegance and fine watchmaking.