Ever since the brand was established in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been enchanting lovers of beautiful objects. Its craftsmen, the guardians of the inventive spirit of company founder Antoine LeCoultre, pool their expertise to create surprising and sophisticated collections: Reverso, Master, Rendez-Vous, Duomètre, Geophysic® and Atmos.


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  • About Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Watch brands today work to within tolerances of one micron. Rather surprisingly, it was a watchmaker, Antoine LeCoultre, who first measured the micron. Already as early as 1844, barely more than a decade after setting up his company, LeCoultre was producing components whose perfection could not be measured by existing tools. He therefore developed the “Millionomètre” to measure tolerances to within a micron.

    It was in 1903 that Antoine LeCoultre’s grandson Jacques-David encountered Parisian Edmond Jaeger, who was inventing and producing ultra-thin mechanical watch calibres. After a friendship developed between the two gentlemen, they began to work together on ultra-thin watches. This led to the birth of the “knife” watch in 1907, which was the thinnest watch in the world at the time, with a LeCoultre 145 calibre that was just 1.38mm thick. It was the start of a long-lasting partnership between the two watchmakers.

    In 1929 LeCoultre presented the world’s smallest mechanical watch movement, which was undoubtedly a precursor for the brand’s iconic Reverso model, launched in 1931, whose distinctive rectangular shape and Art Deco inspiration is still a cornerstone of the brand’s collection 85 years later.

    It was not until 1937 that the Jaeger and LeCoultre officialised their partnership and created the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand.

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre's philosophy

    Jaeger-LeCoultre’s philosophy has evolved from the brand’s unique geographical location in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux. Because of its relatively remote location, in one of Switzerland’s great forest wildernesses with its own harsh climate, the brand has learned a respect for the environment that has put sustainable development at the heart of its preoccupations.

    As a result, nature and culture, innovation and tradition, growth and respect for the environment, international expansion and local roots are all carefully balanced in everything that the company does, from its support for the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme to the production of local honey in the Vallée de Joux, always in the search for perfect equilibrium.

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre's 5 key dates

    1833: Antoine LeCoultre establishes the company
    1866: The LeCoultre Manufacture is established in Le Sentier. It was the first watchmaking factor in the Vallée de Joux
    1928: The Atmos clock is invented
    1931: The iconic Reverso model is first presented
    2007: Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the revolutionary Gyrotourbillon

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre's collections

    Born in 1931 from an idea intended specifically for polo players to protect the watch dial from shocks, at the same time offering a form of personalisation with an engraved case back, the Reverso and its pivoting case has evolved into a genuine icon in watchmaking. Its distinctive rectangular case and Art Deco inspired design still stand out from the crowd 85 years after it was first presented.

    The quintessence of a classic watch shape, the Master collection runs the gamut of watchmaking complications, from the simple date function through celestial tourbillons and minute repeaters right up to the flagship Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3.

    The collection dedicated to ladies brings together all of the expertise found in the Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture in a collection featuring feminine complications.

    Celebrating Jaeger-LeCoultre’s reputation for technical prowess, the Duomètre collection features the brand’s revolutionary “Dual-Wing” movement technology that consists of two separate mechanisms that share a common regulating organ.

    The ultimate in classic watch styling, the Geophysic® combines pure and simple design with a new in-house watch movement.

    Few luxury watch brands offer table clocks, but only Jaeger-LeCoultre offers one that is closest to the dream of perpetual motion. Capturing the slightest differences in temperature in order to drive its mechanism, the Atmos achieves staggering levels of precision. The moon phase model loses just one day in 3821 years.

  • Contact Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
    8, rue de la Golisse
    CH-1347 Le Sentier
    Tel. +41 21 580 18 33
    Official website

    Store locator


The watch list

Featured Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Duomètre Quantième Lunaire


    Duomètre Quantième Lunaire

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Rendez-Vous Moon


    Rendez-Vous Moon

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique


    Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Reverso One Duetto Moon


    Reverso One Duetto Moon

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Reverso Tribute Calendar


    Reverso Tribute Calendar

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