Jaeger-LeCoultre

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Jaeger-LeCoultre history

Founded in Switzerland in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been designing new luxury watches, creating more than 1,242 calibers with records such as the world’s most complicated watch and registering more than 400 patents. In 2000, this most complicated watch company became a member of the Richemont Group.

In fact, the roots of such a company go back to the 16th century. Antoine LeCoultre invented in 1833 the machine to cut watch pinions from steel and founded a small company for making high-end luxury watches. Antoine and Elie LeCoultre, his son, then founded the Vallée de Joux’s first fully integrated manufacturer, LeCoultre & Cie, which is the predecessor for most of today’s luxury watch manufactures.

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the world’s most precise measuring instrument, the Millionomètre, in 1844.
  • The world’s first alarm wristwatch with an automatic winding mechanism was launched in 1956, and two years later, the world’s first alarm diving watch was launched. The invention of an alarm diving watch was essential as divers couldn’t configure the diving time over the bezel and the acoustic signal was omitted when it was time to go to the surface.

Overview

Jaeger-LeCoultre is famous for their in-house production of watches, symbolizing craftsmanship and innovation and making it the source of high-quality calibers for many premium brands. For example, Jaeger-LeCoultre provided Patek Philippe with watch movements at the beginning of the 20th century and also in the 1960s when Patek Philippe faced a shortage in its production. Jaeger-LeCoultre is still producing movements for Cartier as well although Cartier has been producing in-house watch movements since 2009. Moreover, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watches are being tested for several hours, the famous 1000 hours, before they are sold.

Celebrities wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre

The watch collection of Robert Downey includes Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jay-Z also has a Jaeger-LeCoultre in his watch collection. Kit Harington also was spotted wearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin 41 which was in stainless steel at 2016’s Emmy Awards. Also, ICM Partners’ John Burnham and Steve Carrell wear Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.

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Most popular Jaeger-LeCoultre models and collections

Notable Jaeger-LeCoultre models are the LeCoultre Calibre 145,  Jaeger-LeCoultre keyless watch, and Jaeger-LeCoultre Grandes complications as well as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso,  Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre, Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox, Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master, Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos, and Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-vous.

Among the historic watches are the Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 10, Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos, Jaeger-LeCoultre Duoplan, Geophysic, and Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox.

Models popular with collectors are the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar, and Jaeger-LeCoultre Mastercontrol Geographic.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

The company stated that Reverso is a legend in movement. It was launched in 1931, but in 2011, it became not only an icon of watchmaking but also a unique timepiece, personalized individually. Its reversible case can be decorated with a name, initials, a word, symbols, numbers, a portrait, a drawing, or any other design, either simple or more complicated. Nowadays, anything is possible thanks to the expert Jaeger-LeCoultre’s artists, making each owner draw the history of the watch and the brand and Jaeger-LeCoultre displays such artistic work on a virtual museum on its website.


Jaeger-LeCoultre price range

Certified pre-owned Jaeger-LeCoultre can be bought starting from less than $2,000.

Still, if you are ready to invest more in your Jaeger-LeCoultre you might have to spend close to $150,000.

Top Jaeger-LeCoultre models over $50,000

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Mechanical (Hand-Winding) Skeletonized Dial Mens Watch Q2166401 (Certified Pre-Owned)

$72,000.00
$32,950.00  in stock
1 new from $32,950.00
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as of October 21, 2020 4:09 am

Features

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Number One Limited Edition (Q2166401) manual-wind watch features a 26mm x 42mm platinum case surrounding a skeletonized dial on a brand new blue alligator strap with a platinum deployant buckle. Functions include hours and minutes. This watch comes with the original box and certificate of authenticity. This watch is a Limited Edition piece of 500! We back this watch with a 15-month warranty!
  • This watch is Certified Pre-Owned in New or Like New condition. Watch may show subtle scratches. The case should exhibit no dents or dings and the bracelet should show little wear or stretch. The watch keeps time according to manufacturer's specification and needs no mechanical service.
  • Comes with Box and Manual
  • Watch Year : . All images shown are of the actual watch.
  • Watch comes with 15-month warranty

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Mechanical (Hand-Winding) Skeletonized Dial Mens Watch Q2166401 (Certified Pre-Owned)

$72,000.00
$32,950.00  in stock
1 new from $32,950.00
Buy Now
Amazon.com
as of October 21, 2020 4:09 am

Features

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Number One Limited Edition (Q2166401) manual-wind watch features a 26mm x 42mm platinum case surrounding a skeletonized dial on a brand new blue alligator strap with a platinum deployant buckle. Functions include hours and minutes. This watch comes with the original box and certificate of authenticity. This watch is a Limited Edition piece of 500! We back this watch with a 15-month warranty!
  • This watch is Certified Pre-Owned in New or Like New condition. Watch may show subtle scratches. The case should exhibit no dents or dings and the bracelet should show little wear or stretch. The watch keeps time according to manufacturer's specification and needs no mechanical service.
  • Comes with Box and Manual
  • Watch Year : . All images shown are of the actual watch.
  • Watch comes with 15-month warranty

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