Jaeger Le Coultre

24-04-2013

Jaeger Le Coultre

JAEGER-LECOULTRE, TRADITION SERVING INNOVATION

175 years ago, in his workshop in Le Sentier, Antoine LeCoultre heralded the start of a long history characterized by a success that has kept pace with the course of time. Albeit a true visionary in his time, he could never have imagined that his family farm would become the premier watch company in the Vallèe de Joux. From the first gear wheels through to patented mechanisms, the Manufacture developed over the years in a steady process matched by the successive construction of new extensions.

The alliance with Jaeger of Paris further broadened the renown of the company that acquired universally recognized status as the inescapable reference in high-end Swiss watchmaking.

The Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has continued to grow ever since. It has managed to unite under its juxtaposing roofs all the talents and skills required to make a watch from start to finish: over 1000 people, 40 professions and 20 technologies. It has registered 300 patents and created over 1000 exceptional calibres, introducing a steady stream of new feats and records.

Its repertoire extends from Calibre 101, the world’s smallest mechanical movement, to the most ingenious complications including tourbillons, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, moon-phase displays, power-reserve indicators, chronographs, alarms and dual time-zone models.

175 years after, amid the remote and peaceful setting of the Vallèe de Joux, the men and women of Jaeger-LeCoultre daily cultivate their numerous skills and shape the destiny of the reference Manufacture in the field of fine watchmaking. Whether artisans, designers or master watchmakers, all of them perpetuate a proud heritage encompassing countless secrets and diffuse the spirit of the Manufacture around the world.