Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) is a Swiss luxury watch company. Jaeger-LeCoultre was founded the 19th century. Since its launch Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers have created more 1,242 calibers with records such as the smallest movement, the most complicated watch, and a near-perpetual caliber. Jaeger-LeCoultre has also registered more than 400 patents during the same time. Since 2000 Jaeger-LeCoultre belongs to the Richemont Group (Piaget, Panerai, Van Cleef, IWC). There are LeCoultre family records going back to the 16th century. After having invented a machine to cut watch pinions from steel in 1833, Antoine LeCoultre founded a small watchmaking office for high-end watches. The world's most precise measuring instrument, the Millionomètre, was created soon thereafter in 1844. Antoine and his son, Elie LeCoultre, then started the Vallée de Joux’s first fully integrated manufacture, LeCoultre & Cie - a system that is the predecessor for most of today's watch manufactures. Until the early 19302 LeCoultre & Cie. produced most of the movement blanks for Patek Philippe. Notable JLC inventions are the Jaeger-LeCoultre keyless watch, LeCoultre Calibre 145, Jaeger-LeCoultre Grandes complications. Among the historic watches are the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duoplan, Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 10, Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos, Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, Geophysic. Notable JLC models include the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master, Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre, Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-vous, Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox, Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos, Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica, Jaeger-LeCoultre Haute Joaillerie, Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin, Jaeger-LeCoultre Valextra. For all Jaeger-LeCoultre prices and the Jaeger-LeCoultre price list please contact a certified dealer of the brand. WatchTime has a Jaeger-LeCoultre pronunciation guide for non-French speakers. Specific models that are very popular with collectors (for both Jaeger-LeCoultre men's watches and Jaeger-LeCoultre women's watches) are the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, or JLC Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control, or JLC Master Control, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Compressor, Jaeger-LeCoultre Mastercontrol Geographic, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Geographic. WatchTime covers Jaeger-LeCoultre news, reviews and tests of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso line, and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Navy SEALs Master Compressor diving watch (JLC Navy Seals) and other Jaeger-LeCoultre watch updates as well as articles about Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) inventions.

5 Watch Brands We’ve Seen on “Mad Men”

Don Draper JLC

As we prepare for the final episodes of AMC's hit period drama series "Mad Men" to premiere next weekend, we've decided to re-present our list of five iconic watch brands that we've identified on the wrists of the show's characters. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

Patek Philippe Nautilus

It's a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered, and one we at Fratellowatches have heard often: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? I'll attempt to provide guidance on this, not so much from facts and figures but based on experience, and on opinions that I have heard through the years. … [Read more...]


The World’s Most Expensive Watches: 8 Timepieces Over $1 Million

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Silicium

We've all experienced sticker shock while perusing the world's most expensive watches. There are even a few brands for which six-figure price tags are the norm — "expensive watches" by almost anyone's definition. But a handful of luxury watches go well beyond "pricey" and into the rarefied "million dollar watch" category, i.e., costing more than $1 million. We've compiled eight of the world's most expensive watches, all breaking the $1 million ceiling, in which the only things grander than the … [Read more...]


Buying a Chronograph? Here Are 10 Things You Should Know

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Sometimes, the analysis of which watch to buy proceeds little further than, “Wow, that one looks cool.” Chronographs, however, are often thought of as “tool watches,” and when it comes to tools, you want the right one for the job. To guide your choice, in this article from WatchTime's February 2014 issue we offer 10 factors to consider when selecting a chronograph, to help make sure it suits your wants, and your needs. … [Read more...]


Ringing in the New Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater 150

Jaeger-LeCoultre provided watch fans with a special treat last week, when it announced its new minute repeater. The Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater is a member of the Master Grande Tradition family, so it draws upon a classic heritage of watchmaking. But it's also something new: this is the first time that Jaeger-LeCoultre has made an automatic minute repeater for the collection. (The previous Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater was hand wound.) The new Minute Repeater is 39 mm in … [Read more...]


The Baselworld Watch Fair: 10 Things to Know

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Over the next few weeks you’ll be reading quite a bit about Baselworld. What is Baselworld exactly? Why is it so important? What happens there? Can I go? For the answers to these and more questions, read on. We’ve put together a list of 10 watch-centric FAQs, complete with images taken inside and outside the main hall, so you'll have all the basic facts about the huge show that gets under way this week.    … [Read more...]


Timepiece Timeline: 24 Key Moments in the History of Oris Watches

Oris World Timer watch

In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, we profiled Oris Watch CEO Ulrich Herzog and reveal how he steered the company to an all-mechanical future during the heart of the Quartz Crisis. Here are 23 milestone moments in the history of Oris watches, from its founding in 1904 to the present day. … [Read more...]


Tough Timers: 10 Watches for Extreme Conditions

Breitling Emergency II Intrepid Orange dial

Mechanical watches are delicate pieces of machinery that can be thrown off kilter if the proper precautions aren't taken. Magnetic fields, extreme temperatures, and shocks are among the risks watches face. Below, in this list excerpted from a feature in WatchTime's November-December 2011 issue, we take a look at some watches designed to withstand these outside factors. … [Read more...]


“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

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One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]


Making Time: How Jaeger-LeCoultre created its Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

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It starts with pencil and paper, just as it has for centuries.  A talented hand sketches the lines that will one day become a living, breathing timepiece. For our August 2013 issue, WatchTime visited Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier to explore the creative process that culminated in the latest addition to the brand’s Hybris Mechanica collection of highly complicated timepieces. Here is the story of how a complex mechanical marvel came to life. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 12 Skeleton Watches

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Scroll down to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, and many other skeletonized watches from 12 luxury brands, to decorate your desktop. … [Read more...]


Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 17 watches that are clad in black from head to toe. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Watches Reviews the Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi Bezel”

Rolex GMT-Master II - Pepsi-blue-red-wristshot

When Rolex unveils a new watch, it does it exactly when it wants to do it. As we told you before, when we were guessing what the new Rolex watches for 2014 would be, Rolex can be even more secretive than the famous Swiss banks. Our guesses turned out to be pretty accurate, and one of the models that we were hoping to see was the new Rolex GMT-Master II with red/blue "Pepsi" bezel. However, The new "Pepsi" elicited some rather mixed emotions at Monochrome headquarters. … [Read more...]


6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer

Watches have long been used by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators in the line of duty. Here we showcase six watches made by various brands especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our six "Tribute to the Military" watches. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Men’s Dress Watches

Omega De Ville Tresor - White Gold

As the watch world prepares for new releases at Baselworld 2015, we revisit my year-end "Top 10" lists for 2014, all originally posted on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. We have already looked at my favorite new chronograph watches. This time, the focus is on last year's top dress watches for men. … [Read more...]


Wake-Up Time: 5 Luxury Watches With Mechanical Alarms

Glashutte Original Senator Diary

They're not as sexy as tourbillons or as impressively complicated as perpetual calendars, but mechanical alarm watches may possess one of the more useful complications for a weary traveler or an overworked executive who might need a little reminder about that big board meeting. In a way, it's curious that more watch brands haven't embraced them. Here are five worth noting. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In "Going Through a Phase" in WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as desktop wallpaper. … [Read more...]


Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

In recent years I've taken to "pimping out" my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. At this year's Baselworld, I found that I may have helped start a trend, as I saw many new watches that had these military-style cloth straps as original equipment. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I showcase 10 of these watches. … [Read more...]


Need for Speed: 13 Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

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The worlds of watchmaking and automobile racing have shared a strong connection for decades, with racing and high-performance cars often serving as a direct inspiration for watches, including classic models like the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera, which both turned 50 in 2013. Below we take a look at 10 recently released watches with designs influenced by motorsports. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 8 Watches for Friday the 13th

Rolex GMT-Master

As we all try to survive another Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to re-post this "Fratello Friday" article highlighting eight watches that have the number ‘13’ in their reference number. It is, admittedly, an unusual method for generating a list of watches, and the results were somewhat surprising; before I started searching for "13" in the strings of characters that make up watch reference numbers, I didn't know what would pop up. … [Read more...]