Jaeger-LeCoultre

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 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

Breguet 5733 BR

As we've seen in recent years, watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those … [Read more...]

Saluting 6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer Side

Wristwatches have long been useful tools in military life, and over the years various watch brands have created special timepieces to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support … [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 … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches Reviews the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin 1907

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin 1907

We at Monochrome Watches do get our share of impressive timepieces to wear, but a watch that is (almost) the thinnest watch in the world still manages to impress. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master … [Read more...]

Tough Timers: 10 Watches for Extreme Conditions

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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 … [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 … [Read more...]

WatchTime Reader Tour: Experience Haute Horlogerie In Germany And Switzerland

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WatchTime offers an exclusive watchmaking journey you will never forget, from November 25 to December 3, in Switzerland and Germany. Not even the average German knows where Glashütte is located, … [Read more...]

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? … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 Luxury Watch Wallpapers

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

Discover the latest edition of our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click … [Read more...]

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

Oris World Timer watch

In our December 2013 issue, we profiled Oris Watch CEO Ulrich Herzog and revealed how he steered the company to an all-mechanical future during the heart of the Quartz Crisis. Here are 23 milestone … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s July-August Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jul-Aug 2015 Cover

The July-August 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our cover story on the new Breitling Navitimer 01 46 mm, our massive report on the new … [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, … [Read more...]

For Art’s Sake: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Collection

JLC Hybris Artistica Master Gyrotourbillon 1

Jaeger-LeCoultre fans are familiar with the brand’s Hybris Mechanica series of high-complication watches. Last year, Jaeger introduced that series’ high-craft counterpart, a collection called … [Read more...]

Elegant Encore: We Test the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic - front

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 is making a curtain call. We put it to the test in this feature story from WatchTime's upcoming July-August issue. All original photos are by OK-Photography. In … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In the WatchTime article "Going Through a Phase," 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 … [Read more...]

Gentlemen’s Wager: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph vs. Montblanc Rieussec

JLC vs. Montblanc watch test

One manufacture chronograph is understated; the other is unconventional. Both are elegant. But which is better? We compare the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph and the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec … [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 … [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. New releases from recent Baselworld … [Read more...]

Wake-Up Caller: Testing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox was designed to keep time on the wrist and double as an alarm clock on the nightstand. In this test feature, with original photos by Nik Schölzel, writer Alexander … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 10 Watches With That “Certain Something”

RESSENCE TYPE 3

Some watches simply "have it" and some do not. These 10 timepieces, to me, have that certain something that sets them apart. Scroll down to see my choices. These are the watches introduced in 2014 … [Read more...]

Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

Breguet Classique Hora Mundi

Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the … [Read more...]

An Icon of Wristwatch History: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

WatchTime explores the story behind one of the world’s iconic watches, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. This free download showcases the Reverso in all of its many versions – from models that display … [Read more...]

Need for Speed: 13 Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

Chopard Superfast Chrono - front

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 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Moon-Phase Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre

Regular readers of my "Fratello Friday" posts know that I'm a sucker for Omega’s Speedmaster Professional, a.k.a the "Moonwatch." Today's post, however, concerns a different type of "moonwatch," … [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 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Watches Under €10K With In-House Movements

Breitling_Transocean-Chrono-GMT_150

A regular reader of Watch-Insider.com, Nick Senn, inspired me to compile this Top 10 list recently, focusing on watch brands that offer models with in-house movements at what most aficionados would … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre Hosts WatchTime and Friends At Miami Design District Boutique

Jaeger-Lecoultre event - guests

Around 30 WatchTime readers in the Miami area, plus their spouses or significant others, were the guests of Jaeger-LeCoultre North America at the company’s boutique in Miami’s bustling Design … [Read more...]