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the history @ Watchmakers' watchmaker - Manufacture Jaeger LeCoultre - PART 1

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i own one harmless & humble Reverso and honestly I've not given time enough to understand what JLC is, beyond the 'Reverso'...

that ignorance was put to an end yesterday  - Big thanks to the Mr Aurelien Robert from Geneva boutique ! 

Also thanks to the immense patience of Ms. Anne-Laure Dujardin - a full day manufacture visit along with my son wouldn't have been possible without her (plus she is extremely knowledgable to explain detailed complications - hard to find such talent in today's marketing world).

My son, all pepped-up eagerly to get into the discovery......


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the history...1900s - monopusher chrono movement for PP pocket watch - this watch naturally left me pondering myself, if this is the first example in the manufacture....what next  ?!


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the ultra-thin movement...in 1903 - wait for the watch pic below... !


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that is Ultra-thin....wait...wait.... !

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now you see - that is Ultra-thin....in 1903 !

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I saw one such example in a Hodinkee video of Talking watches by Tony Fadell....this WORLD record is yet to be broken since 1920 !

Yes caliber 101 & yes it is a mechanical watch !!

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then our very fav Reverso 1931 - if at all i had a chance, i'll take this as my exist watch !

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Probably the first Limited Edition of the Reverso - Circa 1949 - enamel Grand Fue for India ! (Nicolas shared this earlier too)...

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then another legend....the 1958 Geophysic ! notice the lume on the plexi - something to die for ?!


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almost an hour i didn't realize the decoration around the stairs - normally those were 'mini-LEDs' but not in JLC !


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Oh boy...those are movements from the JLC historic collection.....never would that cross my mind as a decoration for stair case !

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as if i missed some Nostalgic effect - i came across the hand-written archives - YES, it is from 1908 & I equally love the hand-writing...man i wish i had that skill !

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something for fun...only if our grand-fathers or great-grand-fathers would have invested in JLC those times...!

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an example from the Jaeger instruments - sorry i didn't note the year though....


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and if i miss anything...please refer to the notes of my son !

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Thanks for reading & sorry for the bad pics - that was the max. my iP could do !

I'll share the Part 2 - 'Current Collection' on a seperate thread....the grand-complications, Duometre.....

Best,
Mahesh.,



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dedestexhes April 16th, 2019-08:27
What a nice collection, amazing variety !  
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maverickmahesh April 16th, 2019-08:45
Thanks for reading... Sure I was flabbergasted with the history of the brand... Very strong technical pedigree on both in-terms of artistic capabilities and movement aspects. Best, Mahesh.,
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thegrailwatch April 16th, 2019-10:28
Thanks so much for sharing I wish my son and I could have a similar experience one day. I also wish to casually have uncased Tourbillon movements adorning my staircase!!!😎😎😎
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maverickmahesh April 16th, 2019-10:33
I'll love that too...tourbillon movement to decorate my home 😜 You should take time to visit the manufacture, I’m sure it is accessible & I can promise you - it is watchnuts’ heaven !
David Kang April 16th, 2019-11:06
Really impressive! Imagine if they revive some of those movements in modern iterations...I would be especially in love with that chronograph ❤ thanks for sharing!
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maverickmahesh April 16th, 2019-12:10
I agree... Some re-edition would make sense without changing the pedigree incl. the case size ! Thanks for reading.
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doubleup April 16th, 2019-11:23
The "movement staircase" is cool  
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maverickmahesh April 16th, 2019-12:11
If not a modern house... at least I love to build a modern stair case like that 😈
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amanico April 16th, 2019-15:22
Thanks for this very interesting report, my friend. Happy to see that Mahesh Junior is so caught by watches. I made the visit I don't know how many times, but each time, it is a feast.  
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maverickmahesh April 17th, 2019-02:50
+1, have been a day to remember - memorable to myself & Rayan ! junior is already is lost in the world of JLC ;-) you see that in the last pic...
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