Jaeger-LeCoultre, 180 years dedicated to the quest for excellence

01.11.13

Since 1833, creations by Jaeger-LeCoultre have been laying milestones in the history of Fine Watchmaking. Born in the Vallée de Joux, these unique creations encapsulate the expertise of the men and women of the Manufacture, guided by the enduring quest for excellence, perpetual inventiveness, a willingness to question its fundamentals and a desire to rise to the wildest challenges. Each of the 400 patents and the 1,242 calibres bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre signature are a reminder of their passion for quality and innovation.

Uniting the various professions under one roof

It is from this longstanding experience that the men and women of Jaeger-LeCoultre now draw their inventive capacity. Building on a watchmaking culture rooted in the distant past yet resolutely geared towards the future, they have succeeded in uniting under a single roof the full range of talents and competencies required to create Haute Horlogerie watches. This manufacturing facility is unique in the world and constitutes a spectacular demonstration of the constant quality of their iconic creations, through the bringing together of 180 skills required to make each timepiece in its entirety. Guided and inspired, as ever, by the Antoine LeCoultre’s philosophy of perserverance in seeking constant improvement.

A collection unique in the world

A watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre crystallises high standards, a classicism that remains profoundly attached to the past and concerned with authenticity, while also driven by a conquering spirit and a perpetual quest for the finest horological inventions. The current creations are a natural extension of the historical models and represent the culmination of the same research endeavours in both technical and aesthetic fields.

180 years and the promise of countless successes still to come


The very fact that Jaeger-LeCoultre is treating itself for its 180th birthday to a bouquet of horological revelations is a means of demonstrating that it is looking forward to the many great achievements to come. Until 21 January 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre invites you to revisit the “Hybris Mechanica” collection, the quintessence of the horological passion which unites and drives the men and women of the Manufacture.