Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, innovation as a leitmotif
At the beginning of the 19th century, a man named Antoine LeCoultre invented a machine for cutting pinions. Armed with this first invention, the young man decided to open his own watchmaking workshop in Le Sentier, a small Swiss commune. It was there that he developed his skills and made the first prototypes of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches. In 1844, Antoine LeCoultre invented the measuring tool for measuring microns: the millionometer. Jaeger-Lecoultre is at the origin of many discoveries and innovations: the keyless watch, the 145 thinnest movement caliber in the world, the Atmos clock with its quasi-perpetual movement, the Gyrotourbillon...
Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, the fruit of many inventions
The House of Jaeger-Lecoultre offers 7 collections with distinctive features that demonstrate a certain ingenuity. The reverso, created in 1931, pivots on itself to protect its dial from shocks. The Hybris Mechanica, which includes timepieces of exceptional complexity, such as the Grande Sonnerie, which with its 1300 components and 26 complications is one of the most complex watches in the world. But also the classic and reliable Master, the intrepid Polaris and the delicate Rendez-vous.