Jaeger-LeCoultre, more than 175 years of expertiseCANNES, May 27, 2009 / FW/ — A major player in watchmaking since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre was the very first Manufacture to be established in the Vallée de Joux.

By bringing together under one roof the full range of technical and artistic professions involved in horology, it played a pioneering role and helped forge the development of the watch industry in the region.

Over 1,000 master-watchmakers, engineers and technicians, guided by time-honoured know-how and a perpetual quest for technical improvements, create each watch with the same passionate dedication. Heir to over 175 years of expertise, each timepiece calls for the skills of 40 different professions while benefiting from state-of-the-art technologies and crafted in harmony with the traditions of the Vallée de Joux.

Enriched by this amazing heritage, encompassing over 1,000 different calibres and more than 300 patented inventions, Jaeger-LeCoultre remains the reference brand in the field of fine watchmaking.

Every timepiece from Jaeger-LeCoultre is a contemporary interpretation of the jewellery-making art; distinguished by absolute seduction and supreme elegance. From its workshop, a pair of sparkling creations successfully merges two incredibly refined and formidably complex arts – exceptional watchmaking and exceptional jewellery-making.

Such masterpieces could naturally only have sprung to life in the workshops of the Manufacture, which master the subtle complexities of mechanical perfection and the most delicate gem-setting techniques.