Founded in 1833, Jaeger LeCoultre is one of the most venerable watch manufactures in the world. Based in Vallée de Joux in Switzerland, the Grand Maison has been known as watchmaker’s watchmaker because of its unmatched expertise in the manufacturing of a wide range of mechanical movements. The company has developed over 1,300 movements and holds more than 430 patents. Jaeger LeCoultre is a full-fledged manufacture, which designs, develops and produces calibers and timepieces entirely in-house. The Maison also unites more than 180 skills (artistic and technical) under one roof.
The brand offers all kinds of watches, including various types of calendars, tourbillons, chronographs, multiple time-zone models and acoustic complications. Moreover, jlc is a leading producer of extremely complicated celestial watches, multi-axis tourbillons and grand complications. The Maison has been renowned for ingenious and timeless designs of its timepieces.
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso
Introduced in 1931, JLC Reverso is one of the iconic and best-established watch collections. Originally designed as a robust timekeeper for polo players, the historic model featured an ingenious case that can be flipped over to protect the glass of the watch. This art deco design inspired wristwatch with the unique reversible case was coined by French industrial designer René-Alfred Chauvot. In 2021, the brand celebrated the 90th anniversary of the jlc reverso watch.
Presently, Jaeger LeCoultre is offering an extensive selection of timepieces from this acclaimed series, including models made of stainless steel, 18K gold or platinum. Depending upon the case and dial design, three variants are available: Monoface, Duoface and Duetto. In the monoface category, the watch displays the time through a single dial. These reverso jaeger lecoultre watches follow the design of the historic timepiece with a solid metal case-back on the reversible case, offering endless options for personalization.
In the jlc reverso duoface design, the watch features two dials for showing off two different time-zones, driven by a single movement. Duetto models feature two dials. The design and display lay-out of the dials are different however they display identical time on both faces.
In addition to time-only watches, the Reverso collection also includes complication timepieces featuring functions like simple calendar, moon-phase, minute repeater, perpetual calendar, tourbillon or Gyrotourbillon. Depending upon the model, jaeger lecoultre reverso watches come with automatic, manual-winding or quartz movements.
Within this extensive collection, JLC Reverso Tribute is inspired by the 1930s Reverso watches. This series offers Monoface and Duoface versions. These timepieces are equipped with manual winding watch movements. The monoface variant features two centre-hands (hour & minute) and a small-seconds dial. The reverso tribute duoface model comes with additional functions like small seconds, moon-phase or triple calendar.
Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin
This collection is comprised of elegant and sophisticated ultrathin wristwatches that combine the brand’s technical virtuosity and eternal designs. Master Ultra Thin series offers classic dress watches in stainless steel, 18K gold and platinum. The collection includes timepieces with the date, moonphase, power reserve or small seconds display and high complications like perpetual calendar and tourbillon. These jlc watch models feature self-winding movements. They usually come with alligator leather straps.
The collection also includes timepieces with two or more additional complications. For example, the Master Ultra Thin Réserve de Marche watch features small seconds, power reserve indicator and date display. The jaeger lecoultre moonphase master ultra thin model also incorporates the date function. The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon watch incorporates tourbillon, a moonphase indicator that is readable in both hemispheres and pointer date.
In Singapore, the approximate jaeger lecoultre price range of the Master Series starts at S$ 11,500.
Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control
Introduced in 1992, this series combines classic designs of the 1950s with contemporary elegance and the brand’s unmatched technical excellence in complex horological mechanisms. The distinguished design highlights of jlc master control watch are polished bezel, curved lugs, elongated triangular indexes and sun-brushed dial.
In addition to the minimalistic three-hands with date model, the collection offers highly technical timepieces like Chronograph Calendar, Memovox, Geographic, Triple Calendar with Moonphase and Tourbillon Dual time. Equipped with self-winding movements, the jlc master control timepieces are available in stainless steel or 18K gold. The jaeger lecoultre singapore price range of this collection starts at S$12,000.
Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris
This series includes a number of well-built sports watches made of 18K gold, stainless steel or titanium. The collection offers time-only watches with or without date display and chronographs as well as the Chronograph Worldtime, the Mariner Date and the Mariner Memovox models. These robust yet elegantly styled modern sports timepieces are powered by self-winding movements. They are available with metal bracelets, alligator leather straps or rubber wristbands.
This collection is inspired by the designs of the 1960s sports watches like the Memovox Polaris. The notable design highlights include streamlined case, sharp & sleek lugs, polished & brushed metal bracelet, easily readable dial featuring trapezoidal indexes and Arabic numerals, and generous application of Super-LumiNova® on the hands and hour-markers.
Depending upon the model, the water resistance rating of jlc polaris watches can be 100m, 200 or 300m. The retail price range starts at S$13,000.
Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition
With the elegantly designed wristwatches equipped with extremely complex mechanical movements, this collection represents the brand’s rich horological tradition, the innovative spirit and the immense expertise in various artistic and technical crafts related to fine watchmaking. The notable timepieces are the Cylindrical Tourbillon with Perpetual Calendar and Moonphase, the Celestial Tourbillon, the Gyrotourbillon, the Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel and the Minute Repeater with Perpetual Calendar.
Featuring 18K gold or platinum case, each of these highly exclusive creations represents the epitome of fine watchmaking. For decorating these horological marvels, the Maison also utilizes various rare handcrafts such as enameling, guilloche and engraving.
Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous
Introduced in 2012, Rendez-Vous is a distinct watch collection dedicated to women. The series offers three categories: Classic, Dazzling and Jewellery. Made of stainless steel or 18K gold, these gem-set wristwatches feature automatic or quartz movements. These feminine jaeger lecoultre watch models boast extremely beautiful dials, with choices like mother-of-pearl, aventurine, lapis lazuli, gem-set and etc. In addition to the Date, the Day &Night and the Moon, the Rendez-Vous collection also offers timepieces featuring complications like Tourbillon.
Combining haute-horlogerie art craft with fine jewellery making, JLC’s Rendez-Vous watches can be distinguished by their unusually beautiful designs. These graceful feminine timepieces often gather their aesthetic inspiration from the glittering stars and the Moon. Their distinctive design elements are beautifully decorated dials, floral hour-markers, instantly recognizable hands and meticulous gem-setting. The jlc singapore price range of this collection starts at S$16,000.
Jaeger LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica
Proudly combining the iconic Swiss manufacture’s enduring horological heritage, innovation, artistic flair and technical know-how, this series offers some of the most complicated timepieces in the world. These grand complication watches feature the elaborate and extraordinary mechanical movements. The most recent additions to this masterpiece collection are the JLC reverso hybris mechanica calibre 185 (the first wristwatch displaying 11 complications on 4 faces) and the JLC Master Hybris Mechanica Calibre 184 (with Gyrotourbillon, Westminster Chime and Perpetual Calendar functions).