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Jaeger LeCoultre History

The history of Jaeger Le Coultre


The History of Jaeger Le-coultre
Jaeger Le-coultre Models

The history of Jaeger Lecoultre

The manufacture Jaeger-Lecoultre has always distinguished himself over the rest of the watchmakers. He has consistently conquered new eras. The business of founder Antonie LeCoultre has surpassed its expectations and reached untoughtful heights due to the rise of generation of inventors led by JaegerLeCoultre.The manufacture has developed steadily over time through the construction of new extentions.The result is an unique watchmaking complex which still keeps its character.However, the alliance with the Parisian company Jaeger spread the fame of the company abroad.Holorogical creations under the name of Jaeger-Lecourt reflect theidea of putting together tradition and innovation together with the symbolic scope of the passing time and its measurement.
Jaeger-LeCoultre stands and supports the idea that more important than any instruments, eye, hand and heart remain as their most important tools. The timekeepers created by the Manufacture keeps the tools.
Therefore, the Manufacture produces an exceptionally range of movements with 38 different calibres.Its horological repertoire goes from the world's smallest mechanical movement Calibre 101 to tourbillons, minute repeater mechanisms, calendars, moon-phase and power-reserve displays, chronographs, alarma and dual time-zone Jaeger Le-Coultre watches.
Not only Jaeger-Lecoultre masters the production of cases and bracelets but also movements consagrating himself as one of the Manufacture who produces the majorities of parts making up a complete Jaeger Le-Coultre watches watch. However, the brand would never be the same without those who work in it, 1000 people worldwide and 900 people in the workshops of the Vellee de Joux. Through the years, they have given birth to a wide range of creations of Jaeger Le-Coultre watches which contribute to the measurement of time.
Among them are hundreds of craftsmen who have been able to able to fit the area of engraving, enamelling, gem-setting as well as chasing skeleton movements of Jaeger Le-Coultre watches.
All follow the philosophy: "Sharing the passion for time with Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Manufacture in the avant-garde of watchmaking mastery."

A journey through the years


Antoine LeCoultre founds a superb watchmaking workshop in Le Sentier. Crafting, finishing and assembly of watch parís are handmade in specialised workshops.


Antoine LeCoultre invents his Millionometer. It is the first instrument which is capable of measuring a micron, a millionth of a metro, and establishes the metric system as the standarized watch measurement.


LeCoultre & Co produces the first movement with a crown winding system that set the time, which meant that keys are not necessary for winding watches.


The twin-level rectangular Duoplan movement is created. It is endowed with extraordinary precision and features an interchangeable movement concept.


The engineer Jean-Léon Reutter invents the uique creation: the Atmos. It needs no battery, no electric current and no winding.


Calibre 101 is the world's smallest mechanical movement (14 x 4.8 x 3.4 mm) with 98 parts weighing around one gram.


The Jaeger Le-Coultre reverso is invented. It has an unique case which swivels to tum its back on shocks and protect its glass. Jaeger Le-Coultre reverso has showed its ability to perpetuate the moderm charm of the Art Deco style.


The Futurematic is the first automatic watch with no winding-crown.


The Jaeer Le-coultre Memovox is the first automatic alarm wristwatch.The Jaeer Le-coultre Memovox shows the exhilaration of the 50s.


The Grand Réveil is not only equipped with a calendar and moon phases but also with an alarm-bell struck by a small hommer


As a celebration of the 60th aniversary of the swivel watch, Jaeger Le-Coultre fits the Jaeger Le-coultre Reverso with a complication movement. Jaeger Le-coultre Reverso is first watch to write the first chapter in the dynasty of six Limited series in pink gold.


The Master Control 1000 Hours introduces new standards of reliability for automatic wristwatches. It underwent 1000 hours of stringent tests before being certified by a numbered gold seal on the case-back.


The Jaeger Le-coultre watch Reverso Duetto reflects elegance of time in any circumstance, showing the day on one side and the night on the other.


The Manufacture goes beyond. He creates the Jaeger Le-coultre watch Reverso Gran'Sport. It combines the art of living the present with watchmaking technology.


Jaeger-LeCoultre creates an original version of the Jaeger Le-coultre watch Atmos.The Atmos du Millénaire shows the years, the months, and moon phases over a 1000-year period.


The Master Grande Jaeger Le-coultre Memovox adds a calendar and alarm to the Master Control rango.


The Jaeger Le-coultre watch Reverso Platinumis is the first Reverso with an openworked movement which heralds the new dynasty of Limited series of 500.

Jaeger Le-coultre Models


A Jaeger Le-coultre Reverso watch is distinguished among thousand of watches. Icon of the high watchmaking, Jaeger Le-coultre Reverso is distinguished by its elegant case that slides along its base to rotate on itself. Its sober and strong lines are based on the Art Déco style: clear and sober aesthetic, passion for the hand made "savoir-faire", for the precious materials and the good life style. The rotation of its case is an invitation to play with the time. Exaltation of the spirit , Jaeger Le-coultre Reverso shows its duality having a second face. Only a rotation is needed for the watch to become into a jewel that can be personalized with an eternal seal. It makes the people sights to follow the tic tac of its trains o shows a second esphera. In more than 70 years, not only has Jaeger Le-coultre Reverso become a legend, but also a jewel into the watchmaking. This big classic of the Art Déco is the inspiration of the best watchmakers and inventors who only wish to imagine new interpretation for this line.

  • Reverso Classique
  • Reverso a Eclipses
  • Reverso Dame
  • Reverso Dame Joaillerie
  • Reverso Duetto
  • Reverso Duetto Classique
  • Reverso Duetto Duo
  • Reverso Duoface
  • Reverso Email
  • Reverso Florale
  • Reverso Grand Sport Date
  • Reverso Grand Sport Dame
  • Reverso Grande Automatique
  • Reverso Grande Date
  • Reverso Grande GMT
  • Reverso Grande Reserve
  • Reverso Grande Sun Moon
  • Reverso Grande Taille
  • Reverso Rock Setting


The Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso Squadra models were launched on 2006. With a revolutionary square case, the Reverso Squadra broke the rules of the classic rectangular shaped Jeger Reverso.

Conceived as a sports watch specially designed for Polo players the Reverso Squadra features an easy readable dial, a new generation movement which doesn’t requires lubrication and maintenance. It’s strong design combines power, elegance and efficiency.

  • Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT
  • Reverso Squadra Hometime
  • Reverso Squadra World Chronograph


The Jaeger Le-coultre watch Master Control line offers rounded, simples and perfects watches, through their elegance and pure lines. The soberness of its shape highlight the functions.

This is a render to the high watchmaking. The expression of the tradition that is shown to the revolutionary sight of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The quality, uniqueness and reliability of its movements of manufacture have created legends. The legibleness of its functions of the generation of watches M Master Control watches reaches a level of absolute clarity. Due to the esthetical and balanced details, their spheres are highlighted by asymmetric details that progressively become to the special characteristics of the most recently performances of Master Control.

Modern and elegant, are known by a non conventional and sober design that gives the first role to the useful functions. The Master Control line has a golden rule: the most complicated are their calibres, more simple, comfortable and ludic must be their utilization. Their appearance is a render to the performances in 1950, their reliability must reply to superior demands.

  • Master Control
  • Master Calendar
  • Master Eight Days
  • Master Eigth Days Perpetual
  • Master Geographic
  • Master Grand Reveil
  • Master Grand Tourbillon
  • Master Hometime
  • Master Minute Repeater
  • Master Reserve de Marche
  • Master Tourbillon
  • Master Ultra Thin
  • Master Twinkling
  • Master World Geographic


Unique, technical, contemporary: the Master Compressor series gets together sports and ellegance. Willing to face every challenge, it is intuitively understood captivating those that will be guided for years in their journeys, across different roads, across every continent or at the bottom of the oceans. Seven patents crown the technical innovation that makes this series worth of admiration: alarm clock, double time zone, chronograph, a new shock absorber system to endure all kinds of sports, and an instant bracelet change system. Distinguished and reinforced, it diminishes it diameter or attaches diamonds to its bezel to seduce those ladies with a taste for adventure. The characteristic double-stiched bracelet shows that they belong to the Master Compressor series and at the same time the face of these watches implies a magnificent watch complexity, resistance and integrity. Inspired by its distinguished ancestor - the 1965 Memovox diving watch - the Master Compressor series pushes the limits of reliability. It contains the most outstanding technical features and its compression key crown guarantees water resistance at 100 meters. On the back part, a golden seal certifies that it has passed successfully a 1,000-hour test. Every Master Compressor series watch has revolutionary compression keys: the patented system guarantees total reliability and security. With only half a turn the hermetic system (composed of a cone and four toric sealing joints) seals the watch like a submarine`s hatch. An analogous system was developed for the compression push-buttons in the chronograph watches with mechanical movement. It offers maximum security with just a quarter of a turn.

  • Master Compressor Automatic
  • Master Compressor Chronograph 41.5mm
  • Master Compressor Chronograph Lady
  • Master Compressor Diving
  • Master Compressor Dualmatic
  • Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph
  • Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph V. Rosi
  • Master Compressor Extreme World AlarmV.Rossi
  • Master Compressor Geographic
  • Master Compressor Memovox


Beautiful and elegant, Bright and interesting, the Jaeger Le-coultre watch aims to the creation of a style. It is a mirror of all wishes, and indifferent to fashion, is contemporary. Its sign and its talent, heritage of the creative genius of Jaeger-LeCoultre, are recognized with any doubt. Four thievish bonds with 6 diamonds in each, are admirable.
Sign of the inseparable alliance between Jaeger-LeCoultre and the woman, his design shows a story
Woman through the pass of the years, creative and interpreter of her world. The beauty of a watch is delicate and intensive. Its shape in three dimensions is delicate and reflects great architectonical sensitiveness. Its sphere is balanced with the delicacy of its case and offers an optimum reading of the hours and the minutes. The crown symbolizes the perfect union between the watch making art and the jewellery art: thievish with a precious stone, it is a unique jewel.

  • Idéale Cadran Serti
  • Ideale Cadran Black
  • Idéale High Jewellery


The rareness of this master creation is to the level of its little size. It is composed by 98 components, the calibre JaegerLeCoultre 101 weights only one gram and its volume is 0,2 cm', that is to say 14 x 4,8 x 3,4 mm. To captivate women, it has a lot of changes: it has a very small case thievish with precious stones, with unique techniques. As in its origins, the remontuar of this watch is dissimulated in the reverse side of the case. Women and in many cases the most distinguished ones as the Queen Isabel II of England the date of its coronation- have adopted them as their "guard of the time", considering them as a jewel, in different styles. Since 1929, the calibre JaegerLeCoultre 101 has the record of the smallest mechanical movement performance up to now .Bright, captivate women hearts, of those who are sensitive to high match making.

  • Montre Calibre 101


The Atmos lives in the air of time since 1928. Absolute reference in pendulous was invented by engineer Neuchatel Jean-Leon Reutter and improved in the Manufacture workhouses.
The Atmos pendulous measure the pass pf the time with continuity that years cannot alter. Great creation, its principle is to show supreme simplicity.
A capsule closed hermetically holds a gaseous mixture that is dilated when the temperature increases and is contracted when the temperature decreases.
A variation of temperature of only one grade is needed to guarantee to the pendulous autonomy in the working process of approximately two days. Extraordinarily following the endless movement that flashed to the great masters of the Renaissance, the Atmos pendulous breaks the rules of the physics and exceeds the limits of the material. In its style traditional or futurist, it opens the doors of the eternity.

  • Atmos Classique
  • Atmos Regulateur
  • Atmos Misterieuse
  • Atmos Marqueterie Du Millenaire
  • Atmos Lapis Lazuli


There are unforgettable lines. Since about a century Aston Martin accompanies the imaginary of the automobile and Jaeger-LeCoultre of the watchmaking since more time. Both trade marks , boosted by their common essential values, renew and unmemorable alliance: Aston Martín cars, with a unique record, have counters Jaeger in the years 1920. Nowadays , history boost the dream and the new line of watches magnify the ancient instruments.
The AMVOX models , inspired in the Memovox watch for scuba diving , show a legendary precision and reliability, highlighted with Eláter bracelet "Bridge of WeĦr", the same as the recent models Aston Martin.
The perfect alliance between mechanical and watch making exploit will be represented, from now on, by the distinction and elegance of the AMBOS line that is exceptional.

  • AMVOX1 Alarm
  • AMVOX2 Chronograph