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JLC history

In 1833, on the borders of the Swiss Jura, Antoine LeCoultre founded the first Jaeger‑LeCoultre workshop. Jacques-David LeCoultre, grandson of Antoine LeCoultre, decides to take up the challenge set for Swiss watchmakers by Edmond Jaeger, Parisian watchmaker, and starts developing ultra-thin watches. From the Atmos clock, powered without electricity or mechanical winding in the 1920's to the enduring Reverso in the 1930's...and many, many more...Jaeger-LeCoultre has paved the way for the watch industry as we know it today.

JLC history

In the heart of the Vallee de Joux, in the Swiss Jura Mountains, the Manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre has continuously renewed its creativity and inventiveness since 1833. One hundred and eighty different expert skills are brought together under one roof, to breathe life into the heart of the watches and to animate each infinitely small component. Design, assemble, decorate or crimp; every different stage required for the creation of a Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece is conducted within the Manufacture.

JLC history

Since the beginning, the Maison has created more than 1200 calibers, which today have earned it unique renown in the watchmaking industry. Its iconic collections, such as the Reverso which was born of the Art Déco movement in 1931, the Master, with classic and refined masculine lines, or even the Atmos, the pendulum watch with almost perpetual movement, form the foundation for the Manufacturer's pride and the satisfaction of their loyal clients.