Our history

In the heart of the Vallée de Joux, in the Swiss Jura Mountains, the Manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre has continuously renewed its creativity and inventiveness since 1833. One hundred and eighty different expert skills are brought together under one roof, to breathe life into the heart of the watches and to animate each infinitely small component. Design, assemble, decorate or crimp; every different stage required for the creation of a Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece is conducted within the Manufacture. 

Since the beginning, the Maison has created more than 1200 calibers, which today have earned it unique renown in the watchmaking industry. Its iconic collections, such as the Reverso which was born of the Art Déco movement in 1931, the Master, with classic and refined masculine lines, or even the Atmos, the pendulum watch with almost perpetual movement, form the foundation for the Manufacturer's pride and the satisfaction of their loyal clients. 

The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel is the latest generation of multi-axis tourbillon to emerge from Jaeger-LeCoultre, following the 2004 Master Gyrotourbillon 1, the 2008 Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, the 2013 Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee and the 2016 Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon.

Further advancing the art of multi-axis tourbillons, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel features a tourbillon that is significantly smaller than those in the preceding Gyrotourbillon timepieces.

Inspired by the iconic Memovox Polaris watch from 1968, the Manufacture launches the collection Jaeger‑LeCoultre Polaris associating its watchmaking know-how to a comtemporary sporting elegance. 

The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee offers a new, bridgeless version of the Gyrotourbillon. Its chronograph with an instant digital counter is a technical feat that demonstrates the Maison's spirit of invention.

Inspired by the 1880's chronometer, the Duomètre collection is designed around the Dual-Wing concept. Two distinct watchmaking mechanisms: one to ensure precision and another for the complication, both of which are synchronized by a single regulating part. 

An iconic timepiece of the Maison, this alarm diving watch is equipped with a patented triple case-back system to optimize the diffusion of sound under water. 

Precise, robust and resistant to magnetic shocks, the Geophysic chronometer, created in 1958, is a symbol of reliability of its time. 

Do you know the story behind its reversing case? The watch was born out of a challenge to design a model that can withstand the polo matches of the British officers in India.

The watchmakers miniaturize the Duoplan movement to create the Caliber 101 – a smaller, manually wound caliber. Its 98 components barely weigh 1 gram.

Invented by Jean-Léon Reutter and developed by the LeCoultre & Cie Manufacture, the Atmos pendulum is classical yet avant-garde. A variation in the ambient temperature of just one degree is enough to power the mechanism for two days. 

Jacques-David LeCoultre, grandson of Antoine LeCoultre, decides to take up the challenge set for Swiss watchmakers by Edmond Jaeger, Parisian watchmaker, and starts developing ultra-thin watches. 

Under the leadership of Elie LeCoultre, son of Antoine LeCoultre, all watchmaking skills are gradually brought together under one roof. 

Invented by Antoine LeCoultre, the Millionometre is the first instrument capable of measuring the micron to refine the manufacture of watch parts.

In 1833, on the borders of the Swiss Jura, Antoine LeCoultre founded the first  Jaeger‑LeCoultre workshop.

Perpetual Invention A visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture is always a journey. There are as many interesting encounters as stories unfolding. Each workshop has its own sounds, its own atmosphere, its own soul. Passion is everywhere - in every details, every words spoken.