Jaeger-LeCoultre

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.

 

  • About

  • Philosophy

  • 5 key dates

  • Collections

  • Contact

  • 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

    Reverso
    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.

    Master
    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.

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

    Duomètre
    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.

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

    Atmos
    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
    Contact

    Store locator


    Facebook
    Twitter
    Youtube
    Pinterest
    Tumblr
    Google+
    Instagram
     

Collapse
The watch list

Featured Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Duomètre Quantième Lunaire

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Duomètre Quantième Lunaire

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Rendez-Vous Moon

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Rendez-Vous Moon

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Reverso One Duetto Moon

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Reverso One Duetto Moon

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre - Reverso Tribute Calendar

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Reverso Tribute Calendar

All news about Jaeger-LeCoultre

Filtered by:
SIHH 2016

The photo-fit watch of SIHH 2016

— WorldTempus sifts through all the new models presented at SIHH 2016 to produce the photo-fit watch of 2016...
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
sihh 2016 portrait robot
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Reverso Classic Large Duo

— At the SIHH 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the 85th anniversary of its iconic model, the Reverso. Today we focus on the Classic Large Duo.
FEBRUARY 05, 2016
Collaborations SIHH 2016
Unexpected alliances

When haute horlogerie meets haute couture

— At SIHH 2016 both Jaeger-LeCoultre and Roger Dubuis unveiled unorthodox partnerships with some exceptional designers.
FEBRUARY 04, 2016
Jaeger-LeCoultre at SIHH 2016
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Video. Jaeger-LeCoultre at SIHH 2016

— Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the 85th anniversary of its iconic Reverso watch during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.
JANUARY 28, 2016
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Quantième Lunaire
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Duomètre Quantième Lunaire

— The Duomètre Quantième Lunaire watch reveals part of its Haute Horlogerie movement so as to delight fine watch enthusiasts.
JANUARY 26, 2016
Newsletter

The watch industry’s safe haven

— The trend towards smaller watches, classic designs and yet more competition on prices continued at SIHH 2016
JANUARY 25, 2016
Rendez-Vous Moon
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Rendez-Vous Moon

— Expressing the jewellery and watchmaking expertise cultivated by Jaeger-LeCoultre, this watch is an ode to the celestial body framed by a precious, shimmering exterior.
JANUARY 23, 2016
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique

— This other timepiece introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre during the SIHH will ravish the amateurs of beautiful tourbillons.
JANUARY 21, 2016
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Reverso One Réédition

— The Reverso One Réédition pays tribute to femininity. Introduced during the SIHH, this watch sends us straight back to the 30s’.
JANUARY 20, 2016
Jaeger LeCoultre video
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Video. Beyond the gesture

— A visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture, in the Vallée de Joux.
JANUARY 19, 2016
SIHH 2016

Our highlights from the first day

— Every day of the SIHH 2016 our editorial team bring you their personal favourites among the many new watches.
JANUARY 19, 2016
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar dial
SIHH 2016: Jaeger-LeCoultre

85 years young

— An enduring classic celebrates a rare milestone for a wristwatch with a host of new models.
JANUARY 19, 2016
Newsletter

Greetings from the all-new SIHH!

— The WorldTempus editorial will be reporting from the SIHH all week. Follow us on the site and our social media platforms for all the latest news from the show.
JANUARY 18, 2016
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre et Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    A question of balance

    — What’s the common denominator between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ? 
A watch collection named Geophysic and a New York skyscraper, the...
    JANUARY 05, 2016
  • Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar
    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Reverso Tribute Calendar

    — 85 years young already ! Jaeger-LeCoultre’s iconic Reverso has long since reached the age of reason, yet it continues to surprise and amaze through the magic...
    JANUARY 04, 2016
  • Vintage watches © Iconeek
    Vintage watches

    A chance to make a smart purchase

    — The possibility of acquiring a watch for half the price continues to whet the appetites of watch enthusiasts on a budget. A luxury dream brought within (second...
    JANUARY 14, 2015