is a Swiss luxury watch company founded by Antoine LeCoultre
, in 1833. He was a Swiss watchmaker and inventor: he created a machine for cutting watch pinions from steel and a system to rewind watches without using a key. He also invented the Millionomètre
, the most precise measuring instrument at that time.
At first the company was named after Antoine LeCoultre, but in 1903 Edmond Jaeger
joined the firm and the name became the one we all know. Edmond Jaeger was a watchmaker based in Paris, who brought into the new business all the ultra-thin movements he had invented.
Although the pronuciation
of this brand is quite hard, Jaeger-LeCoultre
is famous worldwide for its prestigious watches.
Luxury watches: brands and pronunciation