A Fine Selection of Jaeger-LeCoultre Reversos from Watchfinder & Co

The Rake delves into the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

For more than a century, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been considered one of the pioneers in the watchmaking industry with notable innovations. Today, standing in Le Sentier with 25,000 square metres of space, the manufacture houses more than 1,200 staff. They were the first in the Vallée de Joux to incorporate all departments in the same building under the management of father and son, Antoine and Elie LeCoultre, and it was on these grounds where more than 1,200 in-house movements were developed.

One of the recent additions to the manufacture is the Heritage Gallery set up in 2017 in the original place of Antoine LeCoultre’s first workshop in 1833. The archived walls are treasure boxes of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s history, with historical timepieces scattered throughout two floors. There is the vintage Memovox; the brand’s first and smallest 101 calibre; first Reverso Duo from 1994; a replica homage to Amelia Earhart whose historic flight from Mexico City to New York was engraved on a 1935 Reverso; all the Atmos clocks that ever lived, and Antoine LeCoultre’s invention (unpatented) of the lever-winding mechanism from 1847 in a pocket watch complete with an engraving of Elie LeCoultre’s name.


    August 2021


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