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Founding date 1833

Vale de Joux, Switzerland


The history of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Founded in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been acknowledged since the 19th century as the “Grande Maison” of the Vall?e de Joux. With over 200 patents and more than 1,000 different calibres developed and crafted under one roof, several icon models such as the Reveros, the Duoplan or the Atmos, it is one of the most important and most innovative players in watchmaking history.

1833    A pioneer in the field of precision and a brilliant inventor, Antoine LeCoultre (1803-1881) founded his workshop in the Vall?e de Joux, the paradise of Grandes Complications.

1844    Invention of the world’s most accurate instrument: the Millionometer makes it possible to measure the micron.

1847   Invention of the keyless winding mechanism: the first reliable system eliminating the need for keys either to wind or set a watch.

1907    Calibre 145 : the world’s thinnest mechanical movement.

1928    Invention of the Atmos clock: virtually perpetual winding.

1929    Calibre 101 : the world’s smallest mechanical movement.

1931    Creation of the Reverso: its unique swivel was to transform this great Art Deco classic into a living legend.

1956   Memovox : the first automatic alarm watch.

1958    Geophysic : chronometer with double anti-magnetic case.

1992   Creation of the 1000 Hours control: a series of tests that gave rise to a new benchmark in horological reliability.

2004    A world first: the Gyrotourbillon 1 spherical tourbillon heralds a new chapter in the history of Grande Complication watches.

2006    With its 6 patents, the Reverso grande complication ? triptyque is the first Reverso to offer three watch faces.

For the future : More than ever, Jaeger-LeCoultre is brimming with ideas for rising to new technical challenges and creating miniature watchmaking wonders.

Brand concept

Representing the reference in fine watchmaking, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre houses 40 watchmaking professions and 20 cutting-edge technologies under one roof. Together, over 900 people working there fully master all stages in the design, development and production of movements and cases. Encompassing the world’s smallest mechanical watch to Grande Complication models, along with the Atmos perpetual clock and jewellery creations, the Jaeger-LeCoultre collections is one of the richest in the world. Each creation is the epitome of aesthetic appeal and horological refinement.

Emblematic models

1. Reverso , created in 1931 for polo players, the Reverso is one of the very few Haute Horlogerie icons. The unique swivel system of its case enables it to show two back-to-
back dials.
2. Master Minute Repeater Antoine LeCoultre , characterised by extraordinary purity and intensity, the sound of the minute repeater expresses a blend of the noblest watchmaking traditions and a spirit of constant innovation. Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 947.
3. Atmos R?gulateur Transparente , powered by even the smallest changes in temperature, the Atmos clock flirts with one of humanity’s oldest dreams: that of perpetual motion. Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 852.