The first Manufacture in the Joux Valley

1866

In 1866, when Swiss watchmaking was still structured around small home-run workshops. Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to pull together under one roof all the many skills involved in making watches, and install a steam-driven machine to power their new tools. LeCoultre & Cie became the first Manufacture of the Joux Valley. Today it houses over 180 skills necessary for designing and building the most prestigious timepieces from start to finish.