In 1833, at the heart of a remote valley, a brilliant inventor named Antoine LeCoultre set up a small workshop handcrafting exceptional timepieces imbued with a strong spirit of innovation. His workshop went on to become Jaeger-LeCoultre. Renowned French watchmaker Edmond Jaeger who supplied chronometers to the French Navy challenged Swiss Manufacturers to produce an ultra-thin movement. Jacques David LeCoultre took up this challenge and brought to life through this alliance, the most extraordinary ultra thin calibre creations and the name Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to be a pioneer in the watchmaking industry and remains one of the few true Manufactures that produces all watches in their entirety, from concept to realisation, with more than 180 skills under its own roof. The Manufacture has patented over 430 inventions, most of which have become benchmarks in the watchmaking industry. Dedicated to creating the greatest interpretations of time, the Manufacture has mastered complex complications, including the minute repeater, multi-axis tourbillon and celestial complications. At Jaeger-LeCoultre, a dedicated research team exchanges ideas and challenge each other to develop truly cutting-edge creations. Watchmakers, engineers and designers, united by a shared passion for watchmaking, combine their expertise to craft unique timepieces.