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Lebeau-Courally

Sharing terms such as calibre, lever and barrel, arms manufacturing and watchmaking have certain parallels. Belgian brand Lebeau-Courally has a distinguished history in the latter and is the only brand to bring the two worlds together.

About

In 1865, Belgian armourer Auguste Lebeau set about making the world’s most sophisticated hunting rifles at his workshop in Liège. By the time Ferdinand Courally took over the company in 1896, its exceptional guns had already won the hearts of the nobility across Europe.
 
The first watchmakers were often also armourers, the two fields brought together by a common vocabulary and similar production methods. As early as the end of the 16th century, clock makers were producing the mainplates and trigger mechanisms for guns produced in Liège. By the 18th century the town had some 900 watchmakers, including the legendary Hubert Sarton, to whom some attribute the invention of the automatic watch.
 
Four years after reuniting the two historically-linked trades with the launch of its first watch collection, the Belgian family that owns Lebeau-Courally acquired the prestigious IMH watch and movement manufacturing company based in Le Locle, Switzerland. It now produces the finest Swiss Made watches incorporating 40 different traditional crafts that have been brought together under the same roof.

1865
Belgian armourer Auguste Lebeau set about making the world’s most sophisticated hunting guns at his workshop in Liège
1896
Ferdinand Courally takes over the company
2010
Joris Ide and his family take over the business and the idea to go back to the twin roots of watchmaking and armoury is born
2013
The brand launches a new portfolio of luxury accessories
2015
Lebeau-Courally acquires the IMH watch and movement production company, based in Le Locle, Switzerland
Philosophy

Lebeau-Courally aims to uphold the values of traditional craftsmanship by producing a strictly limited number of exceptional watchmaking complications each year. The majority of movement components, including the escapement, are produced in-house, where the emphasis is on traditional, labour-intensive operations to produce finely decorated movements and exquisite dials.

Collections

Le Baron

The Baron is a chronograph model with a 43mm stainless-steel case and has a self-winding movement.

Le Comte

this collection has two limited-edition GMT models in red or white gold, fitted with a self-winding movement.

Le Dauphin

the Dauphin collection comes in a 38mm stainless-steel case with a self-winding movement and a variety of references to suit all tastes, including various colours and diamond settings to appeal to ladies.

Le Marquis

the Marquis collection has a feminine allure with exclusively diamond-set variations with a 38mm gold case and a self-winding movement.

L’Archiduc

the Archiduc collection consists of limited-edition chronographs in a 43mm case in red or white gold equipped with a self-winding movement.

Watches

  • Sport

    Lebeau-Courally Sotogrande Grand Prix

    The Manufacture sponsors the first edition of the Sotogrande Grand Prix, one of the world’s major Prestige Rallies.

    14 April 2017

  • Trends and style

    Editorial A new partner brand and a brand-new app

    Great news ahead of Baselworld as we team up with Rebellion and present the new GMT and WorldTempus app.

    13 March 2017