In Conversation with Jerome Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre
16th March 2012
Written by Meehna Goldsmith
In New York last week, Meehna had the pleasure of sitting down with Jerome Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The brand continues to celebrate the iconic Reverso, which had a big birthday last year. You also know about the Tribute to 1931 and a few months ago saw the release of the Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin Mad Men.
The Reversos got collector’s buzzing but at Jaeger-LeCoultre they weren’t content to rest on their laurels. They had something very special in store at SIHH, a real crowd pleaser.
Many brands claim innovation, JLC proves it over and over again, this time with the Duometre Spherotourbillon. The Duometre concept, which separates out power supply to the timekeeping mechanism and the complication, adds a double tourbillon to the mix. In titanium and inclined at a 20 degree angle, the inner carriage completes a revolution in 15 seconds while the outer carriage spins around in 20 seconds, the two doing more complex dance moves than I’m capable of. Another innovative feature is the flyback seconds hand hat doesn’t stop the balance wheel and enables setting the watch down to the second.
In this video interview, Mr. Lambert not only discusses what the Duometre Spherotourbillon means to Jaeger-LeCoultre, he also weighs in on subjects including the Internet’s influence on Jaeger-LeCoultre and what repercussions there are when the brand is criticized. Oh, and you’ll also find out his favorite watch.
Article and material provided by Meehna Goldsmith original article can be viewed at http://www.watchmatchmaker.com/2_womens_watches/in-conversation-with-jerome-lambert-ceo-of-jaeger-lecoultre.html