Jaeger-LeCoultre watches carry ties to the most imperative moments in the history of horology. From the Rendez-Vous to the Reverso, timepieces in the Jaeger-LeCoultre range have been designed and developed to withstand the toughest, most challenging conditions known to humanity since the start of the 20th century.
With their designs rooted in heritage and pride, the Jaeger-LeCoultre lines offer a broad and impressive selection of handsome, high-performance watches. Without excessive detail or bulky features, an eye for class and design is all it takes to recognise the sheer excellent of a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch.
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“A brand renowned for a sophisticated asethetic, Jaeger-LeCoultre's latest offerings include the relaunch of the Master Control. This new collection draws on a range of signature Jaeger-LeCoultre complications, all of which are encased in designs that interpret the Maison’s classic style with creativity and contemporary flair. Highlights include the enhanced in-house movements and new Novonappa® calfskin leather straps - a perfectly judged relaunch from this most celebrated of brands.”
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History of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches
In 1833, the very first Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop was founded and opened on the borders of the Jura mountains by Antoine LeCoultre. The Swiss village and small community of Le Sentier remains the location where the company’s manufacturing facility operates to this day.
The exceptional history of Jaeger-LeCoultre stems from the early innovation and inventions in horology by its founders. In 1844, Antoine LeCoultre invented the Millionometre, refining the manufacture of individual watch parts. By 1866, with the help of Antoine LeCoultre’s son, all elements of their existing watchmaking process were brought under the same roof.
By 1903, Jaeger-LeCoultre watches had started to appear on the world stage in partnership with other brands. For the 15-year period that followed, all Jaeger movements were exclusive to the Cartier name. The most definitive patent for the brand was Edmond Jaeger’s acquisition of the Atmos clock from its inventor, licensing it to LeCoultre for France from 1936 onwards, forming the Jaeger-LeCoultre name by 1937.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced world-class timepieces using ground-breaking technology since the late 19th century. If you’d like to know more about what makes this brand special, one of our friendly experts would be happy to tell you more about the collections.
Jaeger-LeCoultre watch collections
The Master Collection by Jaeger-LeCoultre leaves room for nothing but pure, uninterrupted excellence. Traditional timekeeping is reinvented through the refined aesthetics of the Master collection with elegant, minimalist design without any unnecessary or ostentatious detail.
The sleek, superior design of the Master collection is available in three ranges. The Master Grande Tradition, the Master Ultra Thin and the Master Control all share finesse in detail, a classic rounded shape and an unrivalled purity.
Drawing inspiration from the original Memovox Polaris, a Grande Maison icon released in 1968, the Polaris watch has the alarm at the core of its design. The purpose of this “voice of memory” function was to alert divers once it was time to return to the surface and replenish oxygen supplies.
Two slightly off-centre crowns and a domed, slightly thickened glass for improved readability have inspired the new collection, evoking resounding ties to a history of sporting excellence. Variations in the timeless, elegant designs of this collection can be seen in the Polaris Date and the Polaris Chrono Worldtime for impressive additional functionality.
For clients seeking extreme sophistication, the Rendez-Vous collection offers an encounter with elements of the most refined aesthetics in watchmaking. Born from one of the first Maisons to produce women’s watches, the Rendez-Vous Jaeger-LeCoultre watches epitomise elegant, confident femininity in design.
Interchangeable calfskin leather straps feed into the character of the Rendez-Vous Night & Day and, with a sapphire case-back like most models in the collection, the Jaeger-LeCoultre internal automatic movement can be admired by wearers and onlookers alike.
How to care for your JLC watch
Buying a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch as a gift for yourself or a loved one to cherish will be a significant investment, so it’s important to make as much effort as possible to look after it. Basic watch care, including cleaning it and removing it before a shower, could be second nature but we’re here to help for more complex maintenance.
With Goldsmiths Care, we’ll happily offer repair or replacement in case of accidental damage or theft for your chosen period of either three or five years after purchase. Simply make a one-off payment within 30 days of buying your watch and we’ll sort out the rest, hassle-free.
If something goes wrong with your new watch or it’s not working as you’d expect it to be, our expert watch servicing could keep it ticking for longer. If you have any questions or queries regarding your new JLC watch or anything related to your order, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.
Buying Jaeger-LeCoultre watches with Goldsmiths
We’re leading experts in the industry, with years of experience in trading luxury jewellery and watches behind us. Our long-standing and successful brand partnerships, including that with Jaeger-LeCoultre, reflect a serious commitment to offering only the highest-quality pieces to our clients.
We accept briefs for engraving, restoration and straps, and could provide you with a one-of-a-kind, authentic piece to last a lifetime. If you’re buying a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch as a gift, why not make it even more personal with one of our custom watch services? For customers shopping online, we offer free express delivery on all items ordered before 9pm. You’ll also be provided with a tracking number for extra peace of mind before it arrives.
If you’d like to see how a watch looks on your wrist before you buy it, why not head into your nearest boutique? Once you arrive, one of our friendly experts will be ready to assist you in finding the perfect fit, and to answer any questions you might have about the model or brand.
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