Category: Jaeger Lecoultre
Watch enthusiasts who are in New York City this week are invited to stop in to see the latest timepieces, listen to horological presentations and view artisans at work during the seventh annual Madison Avenue Watch Week, underway today through Saturday, May 13.
Thirteen boutiques have opened their doors for a week of special events and demonstrations, and many will showcase new watches seen previously only at Baselworld or the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Switzerland.
Most people in the watch industry would consider horology one part business, one part technology and one part fine art. It’s always exciting to see watch brands collaborate with artists to create truly original pieces. Below are a few of many watchmakers that have used art as an inspiration or their work has served as an inspiration to an artist.
Electric car made available at the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
Since its creation in 1833, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, as a key driving force behind the economic growth of the Vallée de Joux, has symbolised the success of an international company established within a remarkable natural environment. In order to minimise the environmental impact of its activities, the Grande Maison is investing in electric vehicles.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s New Must-See Meeting Places in the World’s Luxury Capitals
2012 has seen the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre increase its international presence and continue to share its horological passion on a truly global scale.
On the cusp of celebrating the 180th anniversary of its Manufacture, Jaeger-LeCoultre has transformed its Paris boutique at No. 7, Place Vendôme, showcasing its expansion with a considerably spacious area at the new brand flagship.
No need to fear these skeletons. Displaying their mechanical bones, these eleven openwork watches aren’t afraid to show you how they tick. In fact we saw far more skeletonized watches debut during 2015 than we have for several years, possibly due to a generally enhanced appreciation of mechanical watches and the labor-intensive work required to create them. Finely cut openwork watches require extra labor in the atelier, and the most impressive models are priced to include that extra labor (contact the brand or your favorite retailer for prices for these new and existing models).
Jaeger-LeCoultre has given us a peek at how it plans to celebrate the 85th anniversary of its famed Reverso with an early look at new Reverso watches set to debut at the January SIHH in Geneva. The Le Sentier-based watch company debuts the first models within two newly defined Reverso collections, Reverso Classic and Reverso Tribute, while the first models in a third collection, called Reverso One, will debut first at the SIHH. And if you’ve ever desired a customized Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre has streamlined the process with a series of personalization options to make your own bespoke model using the new Atelier Reverso.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s SIHH focused on the 85th anniversary of its famed Reverso. Just prior to the show, the Le Sentier-based company debuted the first models within two newly defined Reverso collections, Reverso Classic and Reverso Tribute. At the show we saw the new Reverso One, with its 1930s-style cases and three models: Reverso One Réédition, Cordonnet and Duetto Moon, plus several non-Reverso updates.
Every four years February gets one day longer thanks to the idiosyncrasies of the Gregorian and Roman calendars. Fortunately watchmakers long ago calculated the correct gearing to construct pocket watches that, if kept wound, would compensate for leap years. Perpetual calendars made their way to the wrist in the 1920s and have been a collector favorite ever since. Take a look at some perpetual calendar timepieces keeping time on their first leaps this year.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Quantième Lunaire White Gold continues the watchmaker’s dedication to traditional watchmaking. Refined but also unique, the timepiece reveals part of the watch’s movement to stand out in the haute horology world.
The Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre 381, a hand-winding mechanical movement contains 374 parts and two independent barrels each equipped with a 50-hour power reserve. The movement powers the 40.5-millimeter white gold case. Functions include date, hour, minute, moon phases, power reserve, seconds and jumping seconds.
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival, sponsored by Jaeger-LeCoultre, is one of the largest and most influential international film festivals in the Middle East.
On October 19th, the Black Pearl Awards ceremony took place announcing Best Actor and Best Actress in the Narrative Feature Competition: German actress Franziska Petri for her performance in Betrayal (Russia) and Mexican actor Gael García Bernal in No (Chile, USA).