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.

Back to the Past: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra Thin 1948

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The iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has had many incarnations since its debut as a watch for polo players in 1931. One of the most recent is the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra-Thin 1948, a classically elegant watch that revives the look of the Reverso model that heralded the style of the 1950s. … [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...]


Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Leave a comment at the end of this post if you want to add your own favorites. … [Read more...]


Audio: 12 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2015

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At SIHH 2015 in Geneva, I had the chance to chat with 12 watch industry executives, from 11 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces introduced at the show and what lies ahead in 2015. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

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As we've seen in recent years — and most especially at this year's SIHH — 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 super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that (at least for the moment) have set records for thinness in their respective categories. … [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," namely the type with a moon-phase indicator. … [Read more...]


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

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When AMC's hit drama series "Mad Men" kicked off its seventh and final season this year, 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 Classics: 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: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? In this week's Fratello Friday, 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...]


Monochrome Monday: Reviewing 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 Ultra-Thin 1907, introduced earlier this year during the SIHH in Geneva, is thin as a razor, superbly legible, and very stylish. We’ve reviewed this 4.05-mm thick (or thin) watch for you. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon Launches at SIHH 2015

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The SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, based in Geneva) starts today, and we here at Monochrome Watches are covering it along with our colleagues from WatchTime.com. After revealing a very special edition of its Master Calendar, with a meteorite dial, Jaeger-LeCoultre now unveils a masterpiece. Not only is this watch absolutely beautiful to look at, but it also comes with a very  complicated movement boasting a bi-axial Sphérotourbillon, now with an added moon-phase indicator. … [Read more...]


Sponsored: New Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Pay Tribute to Astronomy at SIHH 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon

"Captivating" is a word that aptly describes the night sky over the Vallée de Joux, this secret hollow nestling in the Swiss Jura that gave birth to the Maison Jaeger-LeCoultre. Very few lights disturb its luminous beauty that remains imperturbably serene, softly enveloping those who take the time to observe it, accepting to reveal its secrets to them. The sky harbors the origins of time, while the sun, moon and stars are the keys that enabled humankind to tame this impalpable phenomenon. They … [Read more...]


Monochrome Watches: The Clear, Rich Sound of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Minute Repeater

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What do you do when you pass by the new boutique of a beautiful watch brand? Of course, you ring the bell and wait until they open the door. We at Monochrome Watches happened to be in Amsterdam the other day, and passed by the recently opened Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique. To my surprise they had two Master Minute Repeaters present – that’s a rare occasion – and I took out the camera to show you one of the best sounding minute repeaters on the market. … [Read more...]


Back is Beautiful: 11 New Luxury Watch Wallpapers

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, we present 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 below to download these amazing original photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [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 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...]


Watch Test: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy SEALs

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals

In 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced a limited-edition version of its Master Compressor Diving watch designed with the input of United States Navy SEALs. WatchTime got hold of one and put it through our in-depth watch testing gauntlet. Scroll down to see the results of the test, originally published in our print edition, along with photos by Nik Schölzel. … [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...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Brand Videos

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and many of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. Below, we count down your current favorite watch videos, ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video. 10. Inside the HYT H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut model, the H1, which uses clear and green-tinted liquids indicate the … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: Top 5 Rectangular Watches I Might Wear

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In my modest collection of watches, there is not a single one with a rectangular case; the only non-round one is the octagonal Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin. Nevertheless, since rectangular-case watches do have their fans, this week's Fratello Friday focuses on the top five I would wear... if I did indeed wear them. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Watch Insider’s Top Five Sport Watches

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I am assembling lists of my top five watches introduced at last year's SIHH in three categories: design, innovation and, today, my favorite sports watches. Keep in mind these are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked by preference. … [Read more...]


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

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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...]