Since its foundation in the year 1833, the manufactory is an innovative protagonist in the field of Haute Horlogerie. The wealth of the Jaeger-LeCoultre heritage includes the iconic Reverso as well as unprecedented concepts such as the dual-wing, that is, the legendary caliber of Jaeger-LeCoultre 101, which barely takes a gram to the scales. The silent controls for repeater timepieces deserve mention too. The 1,249 developed mechanical calibers and the 413 registered patents pay witness to the creative passion that drives the men and women of the Grande Maison continuously.
Exquisite, surprising, charming.
Do you know the unique story, the origin of the reversible enclosure? The adventure began in the 1930s, with the challenge to develop a watch that polo players could wear on their wrists without damaging them. By turning the housing, the dial is hidden, and the housing floor is visible. It got us to thinking – A reversible watch of timeless elegance, created from the masterful ability of a manufactory, which has provided one or two sides as well as several complications, without compromising the natural sophistication of the brand. It’s more than just a watch, it is an icon.
Classic, round, timeless.
Jaeger LeCoultre’s Master Collection dispenses with accessories to focus on the essentials. This line shows itself purely, simply and magnificently elegant.
The hallmark of the Master Collection is its sleek design. Master Grande tradition, Master Ultra-Thin, and Master Control: These three families in the collection all have the same rounded shape, functionality, and minimalism. Whether extra flat or with grand complication, this Grande Maison puts its entire technical and aesthetic savoir-faire in your pocket.
Historical heritage with adventurous DNA
Their characteristics and spirit draw from the legendary Memovox Polaris of the Grande Maison from the year 1968. Designed to accompany the urban adventurer just about anywhere, the timepieces of the Polaris Collection of Jaeger-LeCoultre present a casual design with the elegance that characterizes the Grande Maison. The original concept with two offset crowns and a slightly reinforced, curved glass for better legibility has inspired the new collection: A casual look reminiscent of the instruments of Jaeger, which are used in many legendary vintage cars. Date display, alarm function, chronograph, world time display, these models have all the useful features for everyday life and the adventures of the modern man.
The Rendez-Vous Collection bundles the whole art of watchmaking by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Contrary to popular belief, the first watches were made for women. Jaeger LeCoultre was always on the pulse of the times and was one of the primary providers of elegant ladies’ watches that were studded entirely with diamonds and had extraordinarily small calibers. The Rendez-Vous Collection is a homage to this tradition and is designed for the modern woman, underscoring grace and beauty. An ode to exquisiteness that summons all eyes to the feminine wrist, whether by day or at night.
The History of Jaeger-LeCoultre
In the middle of the Vallée de Joux in the Swiss Jura mountains, the Jaeger LeCoultre factory is continually working to further develop its creativity and inventiveness, a mission they have worked on since 1833. In the spirit of the founder Antoine LeCoultre, Masters of craftsmanship, in 180 different occupations, creative passion and savoir-faire are all working together under one roof. From design and assembly to decoration, every step required to complete a Jaeger LeCoultre watch is carried out in the Grande Maison.
Since its foundation, the Maison has created more than 1200 calibers, which today enjoy a unique reputation in the watchmaking industry. The legendary collections are the foundation of the pride of the manufactory and the continued satisfaction of their loyal customers. There is the Reverso, which emerged from the Art Deco movement in 1931, the Master with its classic and refined, masculine lines, or even the Atmos, the pendulum clock with an almost perpetual movement.