Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duoface 270.8.54 circa 2000 with box
Jaeger-LeCoultre, often hailed as the “watchmaker’s watchmaker,” has withstood the test of time unlike many other companies in the watchmaking industry. Its roots trace back to 1833 when Antoine LeCoultre established the firm under the name LeCoutre. During this period, the company supplied high-grade, unfinished mechanical movements to renowned watch brands such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet, who used them to complete their own watches.
In the early 1900s, Edmond Jaeger, a supplier of watches to Cartier, approached LeCoultre for assistance in creating ultra-thin timepieces. This collaboration led to the development of Cartier’s iconic Tank and Santos watches, all powered by LeCoultre movements. Recognizing the potential of their partnership, the two entities merged in 1937, solidifying their bond and giving rise to the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand that collectors and enthusiasts cherish today.
Over the years, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created some of the most significant and notable timepieces in the industry. The Reverso, renowned for its unique reversible case, stands as an emblem of the brand. The Memovox, a beloved alarm watch, has also garnered acclaim. Additionally, the brand is celebrated for its creation of the Atmos clock, a unique timepiece that runs on air pressure fluctuations, and its Master Complications series, which showcases their expertise in crafting intricate modern watches.
With a rich heritage and a legacy of exceptional craftsmanship, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to be a revered name in the world of horology, cherished by collectors and revered for its timeless creations.
26 x 42 mm