Harrods Celebrates 180 Years of Jaeger-LeCoultre: The Grande Maison transported from the Vallée de Joux to London

05.06.13

  • Jaeger-Lecoultre at Harrods

For the first time in the history of Harrods, its legendary windows on Brompton Road showcase a large scale and immersive experience in real watchmaking with the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. This seminal exhibition brings together all major Metiers rares and the renowned Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Class, marking the 180th anniversary of the Manufacture.

Leading experts from Jaeger-LeCoultre specialised in Metiers rares and fine watchmaking set up workshops dedicated to the art of watch making.
Four master crafts of Jaeger-LeCoultre will be demonstrated starting with Watchmaking (6th-12th May), where guests will don the white coat of a watchmaker" to test their dexterity and understand the workings of a real watch of Jaeger-LeCoultre. From the smallest pinion to the largest barrel, learn to assemble the main spring, responsible for powering the train wheels, through to the escapement or ‘heart’ of the watch which regulates the energy to the balance. Working with these minute components under the guidance of the watchmakers of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre will highlight many key aspects of true savoir-faire in fine watchmaking today.

Highlighting the Metiers rares, all in-house at the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, the following three crafts will be celebrated through masterclasses: Engraving (13th-19th May), Enamelling (20th-25th May) and Gem setting (26th-31st May). These master classes offer clients an exclusive glimpse in to the know-how of a Manufacture synonymous with craftsmanship, tradition and invention.

Watch connoisseurs are invited to contact Jaeger-LeCoultre at Harrods on +44(0) 207 730 1234 to reserve a place in the Master classes. Participation is complementary but a donation to the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts is requested.