Jaeger-LeCoultre’s history stretches back to 1833 when Antoine LeCoultre established the first watchmaking workshop in the Vallée de Joux. At the beginning of the 20th century, Antoine’s grandson, began a collaboration with Edmond Jaeger. The latter being an ambitious watchmaker working in Paris. That collaboration resulted in the then world’s thinnest mechanical movement. Several more joint ventures ensued before an eventual merger in 1937.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is also credited with establishing the Vallée’s first manufacture. (Undertaken by Antoine’s son, Elie LeCoultre in 1866.) Over the span of its history, the company has developed and registered hundreds of inventions and become renowned for its (1,000-plus) in-house movements. Currently in its 185th year, the Grand Maison boasts 180 different skills performed under one roof. All of this in an effort to produce luxury watches of the utmost refinement.
Inspired by Jacques-David LeCoultre and Jaeger’s initial work together, the Master Ultra Thin dress watches show the brand’s prowess in ultra-thin, in-house calibres. The Master Ultra Thin Moon, for example, is fitted with the 925/1 Calibre – rendering an outer case thickness of just 9.9mm. The self-winding mechanical movement offers a 43-hour power reserve.
The 39mm diameter offers great legibility, with the date and moon phases neatly superimposed at 6 o’clock. And the stainless steel case offers 5 bar (50m/ 167ft) water resistance. Worn on a leather strap, you’ll enjoy the lightness of this refined timepiece. Choose between a silvered, sunray-brushed dial (Ref. 1368420), or a black, sunray-brushed dial (Ref. 1368470). (Gold versions are also available.)
Equally inspired by historical events, the Rendez-Vous collection pays to tribute to the brand being one of the first to supply women’s wristwatches. The Rendez-Vous Night & Day Medium combines the watchmaking and jewellery skills of the Grande Maison. Features include a full set of large Arabic numbers for the hours, and a diamond-set bezel.
Running on an automatic mechanical movement, Calibre 898A/1, the wristwatch stores a 38-hour power reserve. The 34mm stainless steel case has a 3 bar (30m/ 100ft) water resistance rating. Dial options include silvered, guilloché (Ref. 3448430), blue, sunray-brushed (Ref. 3448480), and black, opaline (Ref. 344847 J) – all paired with leather. Or on a stainless steel bracelet (Ref. 3448130). (Gold versions are also available.)
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