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Jaeger LeCoultre

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It is true,  that in our world, just a single  challenge could be the motive to initiate something great. That is exactly what  happened in the beginning of the past century.

The ultra-thin movements that had been invented by Edmond Jaeger, a Paris based watchmaker to the French Navy, was the reason for this challenge.  It was 1903, when Edmond Jaeger, challenged Swiss manufacturers to develop and produce the ultra-thin movements that he had invented.

Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoine’s grandson who was responsible for production at LeCoultre & Cie., accepted the challenge, giving rise to a collection of ultra-thin pocket watches, including the thinnest in the world in 1907, equipped with the LeCoultre Calibre 145. The same year, French jeweller Cartier, one of Jaeger’s clients, signed a contract with the Parisian watchmaker under which all Jaeger movements for a period of fifteen years would be exclusive to Cartier. The movements were produced by LeCoultre.

The collaboration between Jaeger and LeCoultre led to the company being officially renamed Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1937.

Since Jaeger-LeCoultre’s founding, the company has produced over 1,242 different calibres, registered approximately 400 patents and created hundreds of inventions.

Inventions : Millionometre (by Antonie LeCoultre in 1844), Keyless watch in 1847  (by Antoine LeCoultre),  LeCoultre Calibre 145 in 1907.

Grandes complications

In 1866, for the first time in watchmaking history, LeCoultre & Cie. began to manufacture calibres with small complications in small series, and in 1891 combined the chronograph and minute repeater complications into a double complication calibre.

Most historic timepieces : Reverso, Duoplan, Joaillerie 101, Atmos, Memovox and Geophysic.

Famous Collections: Reverso, Master, Master Compressor, Duometre, Rendez-vous, AMVOX, Atmos,  Hybris Mechanica and Haute Joaillerie.

 

Photo1 : Jaeger-Lecoultre Tourbillon movement watch

 

Photo 2 : The Atmos

Photo 3 : Jaeger-LeCoultre, Duometre

 

 

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