Self-taught watchmaker Antoine LeCoultre (1803-1881) founded Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first watchmaking shop in 1833 and since then, the spirit of invention has been kept alive with classic after classic. By pushing the boundaries of watchmaking, iconic collections like the Reverso, the Master Ultra Thin and the Polaris were born, not to mention the world-famous Atmos clock – a technological marvel that operates by extracting energy from the slightest variations in the atmosphere’s temperature. As an official UK stockist of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, we stock a compelling range of signature pieces.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is probably one of the most well-known designs in all four corners of the globe. Created in response to a challenge set by British Officers playing Polo in India, the players called for a need to wear a robust wristwatch that wouldn’t fail under the knocks and impact experienced during the sport. The result was an art deco-inspired wristwatch with a unique swivel system that allowed the glass to be protected. Now a solid stainless steel variation is just as popular, with a clear solid stainless steel caseback ready for special engraving. Designs like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto watch from our collection, are perfect examples of this iconic design. Fitted with a self-winding mechanical movement at the heart, the engine powers both sides of the watch face. On one side the gentleman can enjoy a sophisticated silver guilloche dial with striking black Arabic numerals, whilst on the underside, the gentleman can enjoy something slightly more sleek and refined for nigh time occasions – a mesmerizing rich black dial adorned with fine silver frosted lines and just the twelfth hour highlighted in a simple Arabic numeral.
Jaeger-LeCoultre also focussed on a line of watches from the Master collection, designed to free the wearer of any distractions or complications, allowing him to focus on the essentials of time reading itself. These beautifully refined timepieces are available in three different variations; the Ultra Thin, the Master Control and the Master Grande Tradition. The minimalistic design of these wristwatches conserves the very essence of what Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture is all about. Designs like the Jaeger-Le-Coultre Master Calendar in elegant 18ct pink gold casing and a silver dial, are refined specimens, built for those gentlemen who know exactly what they are looking for in a luxury wristwatch. The timepiece features an exquisite moonphase feature dressed in captivating deep blue and golden tones. The feature doubles up as a small seconds dial, counterbalanced by a day and month aperture at the North of the dial. A date ring is arranged around the outer edge of the dial, highlighted by a long slender hand, tipped with a red arc at the end.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous watch collection is a line of femininely elegant timepieces for the stylish woman. Draped in mesmerizing pink golden tones, combined with stainless steel finishes and breath taking diamond detailing – these Jaeger-LeCoultre ladies watches were some of the first luxury wristwatches to be created for women in the entire history of haute horology. Whilst some of the designs are enriched with a moonphase feature, others are equipped with a Night & Day function. Designs like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day watch with silver dial and a pink gold and stainless steel bi-colour bracelet, are perfect for bridging the gap between something stylish and practical in the daytime and something truly sumptuous by night. The blush pink tones highlight the textured silver dial, pierced of course by these show-stopping blue coated central hands. The Night & Day feature sits at the bottom of the dial decorated in subtle pink gold tones, whilst inside the casing, the powerful Jaeger Le Coultre Calibre 898A/1 movement beats with ultimate precision.