Those looking to sell their Jaeger LeCoultre know that the brand has not only fostered a heritage of invention, creativity, and technical skill together under one roof, but also constantly set out in search of innovation. The horology experts at Crown & Caliber respect this level of commitment and will mirror that commitment in our efforts to getting you the most for your watch.
Crown & Caliber is the nation’s premier solution to selling high-end luxury timepieces, such as a Jaeger LeCoultre watch. If you are looking to sell your Jaeger LeCoultre watch, Crown & Caliber would be honored to assist you in the selling process today with a free quote!
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Below is an abbreviated list of the most popular Jaeger LeCoultre watches. This is not an all-inclusive list of the Jaeger LeCoultre watches we accept, but is instead intended for our customer’s benefit.
Originating from Le Sentier Vaud, Switzerland, Jaeger LeCoultre has been making high-end Swiss watches since the mid 19th century. Jaeger LeCoultre has also maintained a reputation for supplying parts to other great Swiss manufacturers, making their watches some of the most valuable on the market today. Currently, Jaeger LeCoultre is owned by Richemont and has been since 1996. Even under this new ownership structure, Jaeger LeCoultre has been able to maintain its reputation as one of the best in the business. Jaeger LeCoultre competes with companies such as Patek Phillipe & Co., Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet.
In 1833, Antoine LeCoultre started a workshop in Le Sentier Switzerland with the intent to create the finest watches in Switzerland. Although many people doubted his ingenuity, he proved them wrong by created the millionometer, the smallest precise measuring instrument. LeCoultre did not stop there. He continued by creating a system that eliminated the need for keys to wind the watch. Instead, the wearer would use a lever to change from one function to another function. One statement to his hard work was winning the gold medal for timepiece precision at the Universal Exhibition in London.
Elie LeCoultre, son of Antione, wanted to vertically integrate the timepiece business that his father had built. He transformed the family workshop into a manufacturer, which allowed for a more efficient work environment. By 1890, the company had created more than 350 different designs of watches. After this, he had gained attention from Patek Phillipe & Co., who wanted him to produce movement blanks for them. Starting in 1902, he did just that.
After Antoine had passed, Jacques- David LeCoultre took over the family business, being the third generation of LeCoultres to run the business. In the early 1900s, LeCoultre caught the attention of big watch companies in France and Switzerland. Well known French company, Cartier, signed a contract with Jaeger LeCoultre in 1907, which said that all JLC watch movements would be exclusive to Cartier. This was an honor not only for the company but also for the three generations of LeCoultres that helped establish the company as a “who’s who” in watch-making.
Around the world, JLC has also made a name for itself. In 1932, JLC watches hit the American market with just as much popularity as the Swiss market. Although there has been some confusion on whether LeCoultre watches in America are actually watches from the JLC company in Switzerland, it has been confirmed that indeed LeCoultre is the same as JLC in Switzerland. Another innovation for Jaeger-LeCoultre, apart from watchmaking, is The Atmos Clock. The Atmos Clock is a testament to LeCoultre’s innovation and precise engineering. In 1928, Jean-Leon Reutter created the Atmos 0. The Atmos 0 was an impressive piece that could wind for two days with just a 1 degree change in air temperature. After this was produced, Jaeger-LeCoultre took over production and created the Atmos 1. They have since produced over 500,000 Atmos clocks.
For years, Jaeger LeCoultre has been designing watches that stun collectors worldwide. With a rich history and legendary design, Jaeger-LeCoultre makes some of the best watches on the market.
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