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History

Escaping religious persecutions from Brie, a French region, LeCoultre family settled in Switzerland in the 16th century. Antoine LeCoultre creates his workshop in 1833 where he could fully live his passion: manufacturing time-pieces. He creates the most precise measurement instrument of the world. At the Universal exposition in 1851, he receives a gold medal. He will then provide mecanism for Patek Philippe as well as for Cartier. In 1903, Edmond JAEGER challenges watch-makers: producing his ultra-thin movement. This is Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoine's grand-son, who wins and presents the thinnest watch of the world, with a calibre 145. Jaeger and LeCoultre & Cie start cooperating and the brand becomes Jaeger-LeCoultre. The cult Reverso shows close relations between polo and the brand.

Designer Artistic Director

Janek Deleskiewicz

Iconic Product
Invention

CALIBRE 101

Created in the 30s, the Calibre 101 is still the smallest mecanism of the world. Less than O.OO2 lb! The best way to combine a discret watch in a gorgeous bracelet. So small that Queen Elizabeth II lost her watch! In honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, the maison reedited her model and offered it to the Queen in 2013.
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