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Jaeger-LeCoultre the Jubilée “Hommage à Antoine LeCoultre” Collection


180 years dedicated to the quest for excellence

Since 1833, creation 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. The Jubilée “Hommage à Antoine LeCoultre” collection is inspired by 180 years of enthusiasm, obstinacy and precision. In a word, the creative force of Antoine LeCoultre.

Since 1833, in the Vallée de Joux, the men and women of the Grande Maison have focused on the constant pursuit of perfection. They perpetuate the values of authenticity, know-how and refinement cherished by the founder Antoine LeCoultre, to whom the Jubilée “Hommage à Antoine LeCoultre” collection is dedicated. In creating the small workshop that was to become the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, this outstanding individual gave rise to one of the finest watch brands. He devoted his life to the quest for absolute reliability. His achievements in the field of precision and mechanisation contributed to making his valley the acknowledged haven of beautiful horological complications and fine craftsmanship.

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. From the Reverso line to Hybris Mechanica, along with the Duomètre, Rendez-vous, Master Compressor, AMVOX, Haute Joaillerie and even the Atmos, all are governed by the same horological and artistic dynamic. All these models have gained iconic status while continuing to look resolutely to the future.

180 years and the promise of countless successes still to come
This future is inextricably bound up with the watchmaking skills and the passion that have been driving the men and women of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre since 1833. The Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux constantly reinvents itself while maintaining its original identity. The Jubilée “Hommage à Antoine LeCoultre” collection is a concentrated blend, expressed through every single detail of its lines and its finishing, of a heritage enriched by 180 years of horological expertise.

By the end of the 19th century, there were already 170 complicated calibres created by Jaeger- LeCoultre. In this respect, the link between the historical complications and the limited series created for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 180th anniversary lies in the idea of efforts expended to reach new heights. Tradition is perpetuated and constantly improved.

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 its future lies ahead of it. It is also a celebration of its founder to whom it dedicates its Jubilée “Hommage à Antoine LeCoultre” collection.

Like the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique on the Place Vendôme in Paris, the Jubilée “Hommage à Antoine LeCoultre” collection celebrates the brand’s 180 years while opening up whole new vistas. The history of Jaeger-LeCoultre has been consistently punctuated by significant landmarks – of which 2013 will undoubtedly be yet another.



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