Jaeger-LeCoultre is a revered brand in the world of watches, and their dedication to master craftsmanship allows them to stand out amongst the most elite. Here we explore how they create their refined timepieces and the enchanting spirit that lies behind the Swiss brand.
Jaeger-LeCoultre made their home in the Vallée de Joux, in the Swiss Jura Mountains, in 1833. Still found in the same magical place, the Swiss watch brand has continued to produce incredible timepieces for 187 years. The driving force behind their success is the master craftsmanship that goes into producing each and every watch. From design to, inventiveness let’s take a closer look at the spirit of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The Manufacture is at the heart of Jaeger-LeCoultre, and it is here over 180 different expert skills are brought together. Housed under one roof is a community working as one to create fine timepieces, including watchmakers, engineers, designers and artisans. From calibre to case, everything is designed, made and assembled in the Manufacture by master watchmakers.
The impressive building can still be found on the same site, and behind closed doors, traditional crafts are combined with state-of-the-art technology, and hundreds of different parts all come together to bring these beautiful timepieces to life.
The unmistakable hallmark of the Jaeger-LeCoultre style is unique expertise and age-old artistic crafts coming together in an ongoing quest for sophistication, elegance and excellence.
Each wristwatch is a balance of technical performance and aesthetic perfection. The understated sophistication of each marries form and function, ensuring that every model is a true work of art. The alchemy between past, present and future characterizes the designs. These are then brought to life by master craftsmen, whose passion and skill turns them into fine timepieces.
Creative imagination is the force that drives the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshops, giving rise to extraordinary advances and inventions in the watchmaking world.
There is a dedicated research team, whose know-how means they can exchange exciting ideas, challenge the boundaries of the watch world and consistently develop cutting-edge creations. Watchmakers, engineers and designers, all combine their efforts and expertise, united by a shared passion for watchmaking. This impressive dynamic has led to the conception of no fewer than 1,262 calibres, earning the house the title of ‘Watchmaker of Watchmakers’. Everyone within Jaeger-LeCoultre leverages this spirit of collective invention to cultivate their distinctive style that is characterised by elegance, with a focus on technical prowess.
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