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A leading player in watchmaking history since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its 180th anniversary. At a time when the Swiss horological industry was still built around home-based workshops, Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to unite under one roof the many forms of expertise involved in making a watch. LeCoultre & Cie thus became the first manufacturer of the Vallée de Joux.
Jaeger-LeCoultre now houses the over 180 skills required to develop and produce the most prestigious timepieces. Committed to a constant quest for excellence and supported by a uniquely inventive spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetuates the tradition of Grande Complication models introduced by the manufacturer through a succession of these extraordinary creations: Atmos Mystérieuse (2003), Gyrotourbillon 1 (2004), Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque (2006), Master Compressor Extreme Lab 1 (2007), Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 (2008), Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie (2009), Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication (2010), Reverso Répétition Minutes à Rideau (2011), Duomètre Sphéro-tourbillon (2012), and Master Grand Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee (2013).