The History

Jaeger-LeCoultre was founded in 1833 by Mr Antoine LeCoultre, in Le Sentier – a small hillside town in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland. By the mid 1860s, LeCoultre (as it was then called – the “Jaeger” part came in the mid-20th century) became known as the “Grande Maison” of Swiss watchmaking by bringing together a wide range of different artisans together in one facility. Today the watchmaker is the Richemont Group’s most esteemed horloger for the same reason: it has well and truly mastered all 180 of the skills required to make a fine watch. Of course, now it calls on cutting-edge computer-controlled milling machinery in its 25,000sq m manufacture. Yet such modern advances work in perfect harmony with the traditional ways of the maison, which still employs the finest artisans.

Collections

Known for its mastery of high complications, Jaeger-LeCoultre offers watches that are classically styled and made in true “manufacture” fashion – every element, from movement to case, dial and beyond, is produced in-house. We offer an eight-year warranty for all working parts and manufacturing faults on all models.

Reverso

Launched in the 1930s, this watch is an Art Deco classic. The case’s sliding hinge (which allows it to be flipped over) clicks home with addictive tactility, while the plain caseback can be engraved with a personal message.

Master

A fine example of a perfectly balanced circular watch, the Master is perhaps JLC’s most refined and clean model. It comes in many guises, from the Ultra Thin, to the Master Control range, which, with its sectored dial, has a decidedly 1960s feel.

Polaris

Taking its name and sporty design cues from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 1968 Polaris Memovox diving alarm watch, the new Polaris collection puts quotidian versatility first and foremost. Boardroom, bar, beach – they’re all covered, whether you go for the time-only, chronograph or worldtimer option.

Geophysic

The Geophysic takes its name from a legendary chronometer created in 1958 as part of the International Geophysical Year. Antimagnetism and precision are key to this horological instrument, with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s steady True Second tick a key feature across the collection.

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Stories

Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced more than 1,200 calibres in its lifetime. It’s safe to say then, that there’s plenty of history here.

The Birth Of The Reverso

Legend has it that in the 1930s, a group of polo players on the fields of Jaipur ambushed Swiss watch dealer Mr César de Trey after a match and challenged him to make a watch robust enough to withstand the action. Jaeger-LeCoultre took on the challenge, answering with the Reverso of 1931 – literally revolutionary, as it allowed you to flip the case over, facing its metal caseback forwards and preventing yet another smashed dial crystal.

Innovations

An Audience With Mr Charlie Siem

To celebrate the launch of Jaeger-LeCoultre, we challenged a virtuoso violinist to race through seven concertos. Roll over Beethoven

from the journal

Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre

With its history of supplying movements to the world’s finest watchmakers, is this the ultimate Swiss brand?

from the journal

Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre

With its history of supplying movements to the world’s finest watchmakers, is this the ultimate Swiss brand?

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PEACE OF MIND

All Jaeger-LeCoultre watches now come with an industry-leading eight-year warranty on all working parts and manufacturing faults.