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aeger-LeCoultre Master Control

Post by koimaster » August 11th 2020, 12:11pm

Antoine LeCoultre (1803 – 1881) founded his eponymous company in 1833 within an area now synonymous with fine watchmaking, the Vallée de Joux. The region was known for making ébauches and movements for various watch companies. Indeed, these latter firms were often termed établisseurs.

Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre is widely known for making watches but it once supplied some of the prestigious Maisons with its superb movements. The Swiss firm has made over 1200 different calibres throughout its history, a figure surpassing the efforts of all other brands. The luxury marque is known for making ultra-thin watches, a technically challenging horological genre, as well as making movements endowed with virtually every complication known to man.

The historical Maison is a highly innovative company. While it respects traditions, it has never stopped developing new movements which advance chronometry, provide superior functionality or offer additional attributes. For example, Jaeger-LeCoultre created the first lubricant-free watch. Typically, with most mechanical watches, oils ultimately degrade and coagulate, impairing precision and reliability, hence a lubricant-free watch will undoubtedly have piqued the interest of most horophiles.

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