Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Creative Academy
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s greatest treasure is immaterial. It is composed of the prodigious sum of technical knowledge, experience and skills shared by the more than 1,000 people working within the Manufacture. Since 1833, watchmakers, artisans, engineers, technicians, artists, mechanics and other specialists combine their talent, their manual intelligence and their creativity to enrich and promote the international influence of Swiss horological culture. To perpetuate this grand tradition, Jaeger-LeCoultre promotes the passing on of knowledge by collaborating with the Creative Academy. The Creative Academy is an International postgraduate school for Design. It has been opened in Milan by Richemont under the aegis of Fondazione delle Arti e dei Mestieri (Foundation for the Applied Arts and Crafts). The Creative Academy runs a Master of Arts in Design course, for 20 young people of international origin who have successfully completed a substantial course of studies in disciplines related to design. The Masters course aims to give young designers specific trainings in the applied arts, and in particular in the field of jewellery, watchmaking and accessories. The School has now reached its seventh year of activity obtaining great results. Most students of the Creative Academy have found a job within the Brands of the Richemont Group. To read more about the Creative Academy and maybe become one of the students click on: www.creative-academy.com Discover more about the Manufacture and its 40 crafts and professions.