The Jaeger-LeCoultre History Exhibition Hall has recently opened. The exhibition hall is located at the core of this modern factory, where the company’s founder Antoine LeCoultre established the first factory in 1833. In a very creative scene, there are five hundred Gorgeous collection in watchmaking.
All these masterpieces are from Jaeger-LeCoultre, developed and produced by this company. It includes high-tech masterpieces, the most advanced ideas, symbols and more than three hundred different mechanical movements.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre history museum exhibits the most exquisite collections, including both historic masterpieces and modern new ones. These collections are watches, clocks and movements assembled since the birth of this ‘great building’ in Vallée de Jouxy since 1833.
The company’s private collection contains thousands of treasures, of which more than five hundred are selected to be a technological miracle, which fully reflects Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mainstay role in the history of Swiss watchmaking and also highlights The extraordinary achievements of the brand in the fields of finishing, versatility and ingenious design.
From pocket watches to watches, whether it is alarm clocks, brooch watches or wall charts, boutique watch enthusiasts will see a variety of watches here for a century and a half.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s deep history is self-evident through his products, especially with a variety of practical functions and outstanding complex and high-end jewelry watch styles. Milestone achievements have been left in each historical period, including the prestigious Duoplan (since 1925), the Memovox series (since 1950), including Polaris (1965), Futurematic (since 1953) and classification Complete diver’s watch (since 1959). From 1931 to the present, the Reverso Premier Series will be the focus of the spotlight, unique among many so-called dual-use watches.
Some recent unique styles also reflect the brand’s continued development ability and amazing vitality. For example, Gyrotourbillon I (2004) or Reverso grande complication àtriptyque (2006) are outstanding in the same period. By. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary history of the Atmos clock, from samples made in 1928 to Atmos Transparente (2006).
This unique collection is the most important location inside Jaeger-LeCoultre. It is exactly where Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first factory was completed. In that factory, Antoine LeCoultre has been developing His first watch. The three-dimensional display plan blends history with the future, and reflects the founder Antoine LeCoultre’s spirit of pursuing ideals. Regardless of the layout, the complexity of the production, and his originality, the display cabinet adds the dynamics of the watch. These display cabinets are made with exquisite engraving technology, and the exterior is wrapped with glass and leather, which reflects the three-dimensional and transparent feeling. Each display case is taller than two floors, and such magnificent works naturally emphasize the effects brought by technology. The audience will also be attracted by a special, twisted glass wall that is 5.4 meters wide and 4.7 meters high. This transparent wall presents the most unique watch movement series: from 1833 to now, the company has produced 300 different caliber movements.
The second area of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Historical Exhibition Hall is a temporary exhibition area. Several different themes will be launched every year, all about the brand’s latest creations. But in order to highlight the particularity of the exhibition hall, the first exhibition theme will be some historical documents created by Jaeger-LeCoultre in Vallée de Joux. The history chapter from 1559 records the first generation of LeCoultre settled in the birthplace of the industry, Vallée de Joux, and founded the company. This exhibition will explain how this remote town with a long winter has become an important town for watchmaking. Here, the spirit of innovation has always been the source of survival.
The exciting watchmaking industry pioneered by Antoine LeCoultre has reached a new level, and the Jaeger-LeCoultre History Exhibition Hall has become another sign in the development of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre history exhibition hall is located in the most historic core area of this ‘great building’ in Vallée de Joux to promote and commemorate the company’s tireless investment in the new A sense of mission in the creation of technology and. In short, it is to carry forward the great Swiss watchmaking tradition.
Stars on display at Jaeger-LeCoultre
1928 The Grande Complication pocket-watch
Since the 1870s, the company has focused on the production of complex function calibers. Over the next thirty years, his watchmakers created ninety-nine different alarm calibers and 128 different chronographs, of which thirty-two had only the tracking function Forty-two has only counters. The first super complicated model came out in the 1890s.
Visitors to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Museum of History will be amazed by a fine watch produced in 1928. This watch uses an 18K yellow gold case with blue enamel trim as the frame. It can be seen through the open surface that the movement is LeCoultre Calibre 17JCSMCCRVQ. This exquisite micromechanical device is a minute repeater with a stopwatch and counter. The perpetual calendar can display the date, moon phase and moon age, and leap year. Small seconds dial with moon age scale.
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Reverso in 1936 depicts an Indian woman
In 1931, Reverso became famous because of its unique rotating case. Reverso was born out of the demand of British officers in India who wanted a watch that could withstand the heavy knock of a polo game hit. Not only was he a pure sports watch, he quickly won some clients who are seeking perfection and fashion, but also became a great Art Deco classic. Today, the core concept of this artistic movement continues, which is the purity of aesthetics, the perfection of artistic craftsmanship and technology. In the Jaeger-LeCoultre Museum of History exhibition, there are a variety of Reverso. Visitors will admire the oldest Reverso known to the world. The back of the watch is plated with enamel paintings. This unique watch also has a legendary story about an Indian prince. The painted picture depicts a stunningly beautiful woman. Her identity is still a mystery to this day.
Features: The back of the watch is plated with enamel decoration, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 410, 18K yellow gold case, Jaeger-LeCoultre history exhibition hall, stock number: 23.
1938 Joaillerie 101
In this ‘great building’ in Vallée de Joux, Calibre 101, the world’s smallest watch movement, was born in 1929, measuring only 14 x 4.8 x 3.4 mm and containing seventy four Parts, net weight is one gram.
Calibre 101 has been manufactured in very small quantities since its design, and he has never lost his record-breaker status for decades. He currently has ninety-eight parts in it, and only a small number of watchmakers have the ability to assemble and adjust this movement.
The History Exhibition Hall will display several watches equipped with Calibre 101 movements, which run through the entire company’s history from early to present, including a masterpiece produced in 1938, combining the beauty of diamonds with the artistic taste of watches perfect combination.
Features: The world’s smallest mechanical movement. Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101. 18K white gold, carefully decorated. 63 ZZ cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 12.34 carats. Jaeger-LeCoultre History Exhibition Hall, stock number: 1222.
1907. Lépine pocket watch with the world’s smallest calibre
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s brand was born from the encounter between two men. In 1903, Parisian watchmaker Edmond Jaeger invited Swiss manufacturers to participate in the development of low-volume products using the ultra-thin movement he invented. Jacques-David LeCoultre, grandson of the founder of LeCoultre & Cie, was very interested in the project and he decided to take on the challenge. So the two sides hit it off, and soon led to the launch of the most amazing ultra-thin complication movement.
Among them is the LeCoultre Calibre 145, which has been the thinnest movement in this category since 1907, only 1.38 mm thick. In this company, only people with special technology and passion for watchmaking can make this. LeCoultre Calibre 145 has only been produced in small batches for the past half century.
Features: Production in 1907. The thinnest bag watch in the world. The so-called ‘knife’ case. The movement is Lecoultre Calibre 145. 18K yellow gold. Jaeger-LeCoultre History Exhibition Hall, stock number: 314.