Jaeger- LeCoultre

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In 1833 Antoine LeCoultre founded his watch company in the Joux Valley of Switzerland. Shortly after, he invented a machine for measuring the thousandth part of a millimetre, which established the firm as leaders in micromechanics. In 1903, the company invented the thinnest movement in the world, only 1.38mm. thick, and in 1929, the smallest mechanical movement in the world, measuring 14.00 x 4.85mm. In 1917, Edmond Jaeger went into business with Jacques-David LeCoultre, grandson of the founder, to form the modern company Jaeger- LeCoultre. Their most famous watch was designed and produced in 1931 and marketed under the name of the “Reverso”, which is still being produced today. The firm has been acquired by the Richemont Group, one of the world's leading luxury goods company.

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