Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. 1833-2013

01.17.13

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A leading player in watchmaking history since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre is celebrating its 180th anniversary. At a time when the Swiss horological industry was still built around home-based workshops, Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to unite under one roof the many forms of expertise involved in making a watch. LeCoultre & Cie thus become the first Manufacture of the Vallée de Joux. It now houses the over 180 skills required to develop and produce the most prestigious timepieces. Committed to a constant quest for excellence and supported by a uniquely inventive spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetuates the tradition of Grande Complication models introduced by the Manufacture through a succession of extraordinary creations: Atmos Mystérieuse (2003), Gyrotourbillon 1 (2004), Reverso grande complication à triptyque (2006), Master Compressor Extreme Lab 1 (2007), Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 (2008), Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie (2009), Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication (2010), Reverso Répétition Minutes à Rideau (2011) and Duomètre Sphérotourbillon (2012).

In 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its 180th anniversary and presents the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbilon 3, the tenth work in the Hybris Mechanica series dedicated to the Grande Complication models from the Manufacture.

In celebration of this historic milestone, discover “Hybris Mechanica”, a digital exhibition specially designed to take you on a journey into the world of Grand Complications at the Manufacture. A genuinely interactive experience, the gallery lets you explore, with photographic and video content, some of the most extraordinary timepieces ever designed by Jaeger-LeCoultre. “Hybris Mechanica” is reminiscent of the travelling exhibition dedicated to the spirit of invention of the watchmakers at Jaeger-LeCoultre, which began its world tour back in April 2003.

The history of Jaeger-LeCoultre has been consistently punctuated by significant landmarks – of which 2013 will undoubtedly be yet another.

In celebration of this historic milestone, discover “Hybris Mechanica”, a digital exhibition specially designed to take you on a journey into the world of Grand Complications at the Manufacture. A genuinely interactive experience, the gallery lets you explore for yourself, with photographic and video content, some of the most extraordinary timepieces ever designed by Jaeger-LeCoultre. “Hybris Mechanica” is reminiscent of the travelling exhibition dedicated to the spirit of invention of the watchmakers at Jaeger-LeCoultre, which began its world tour back in April 2003.