The LeCoultre family of Swiss watchmakers were well-known for the precision and craftsmanship of their timepieces by the late 1800s. The skill and artistry of their watches had already attracted attention, with founder Antoine LeCoultre awarded a gold medal for the accuracy of his timepieces at the 1851 Universal Exhibition in London. The prolific inventor LeCoultre went on to design over 350 unique watch mechanisms over the next 30 years.
When Paris-based watch manufacturer Edmond Jaeger challenged the latest LeCoultre to design an ultra thin pocket watch mechanism, neither man realized that this would be the beginning of an astonishingly successful partnership. The Jaeger-LeCoultre brand went on to expand into the world-wide market, repeatedly re-defining the definition of the timepiece as they created smaller and more intricate mechanisms. In recent years, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch has become synonymous with high-end, innovative clock design.
A Sample From The Collection
- The Master Grande Tradition à Tourbillon: Winner of the International Chronometry Competition in 2009, this watch features an 18 carat pink gold case and a tan alligator leather strap.
- The Master Twinkling Diamonds: This feminine watch is one of the most beautiful in the Jaeger-LeCoultre collection. It features a mother of pearl marquetry dial inlaid with 97 2.5 carat diamonds.
- The Reverso Duo: This unique reversible watch contains two dials. The front features a silvered guilloché dial and the back features luminescent numbers on black guilloché.
- The Duomètre Sphérotourbillon: This luxury watch features an unprecedented multi-axis tourbillon. The case consists of 18 carat pink gold, and the strap is dark brown alligator leather.
- The Master Compressor Chronograph: This high-performance watch can be worn during extreme sports, due to it’s protective cushion that absorbs up to 50% of shock.
Five Innovations from Jaeger-LeCoultre
- 1844: Antoine LeCoultre creates the world’s most precise measuring instrument, the millionometer.
- 1907: The LeCoultre Caliber 145 is recognized as the world’s thinnest movement.
- 1939: Jaeger-LeCoultre produce the Atmos Clock, which can be powered from air movement alone.
- 2009: Jaeger-LeCoultre produce the Hybris Mechanica, the world’s most complicated wrist watch.
- 2011: The rebranded Atmos Clock, created by Jaeger-LeCoultre, is able to run for forty eight hours on a temperature change of a single degree.
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