Richemont International S.A.
Rue de la Golisse, 8
CH-1347 Le Sentier
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a Swiss Swiss watch and watch manufacturer based in Le Sentier, which dates from the first half of the 19th century and was founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833.
The brand has hundreds of inventions and over a thousand caliber (movements) to its name, including the smallest caliber in the world, one of the most complicated wrist watches in the world and a time meter of nearly eternal movement. The company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss luxury group Richemont since 2000.
The earliest records of the LeCoultre family in Switzerland date back to the 16th century when Pierre LeCoultre (around 1530 – 1600), a French Huguenot, fled to Geneva from Lisy-sur-Ourcq to escape religious persecution. In 1558 he was given the status of “dweller”, but left a property in the Vallée de Joux the following year. In the course of time, a small community developed, and in 1612 Pierre LeCoultre’s son built a church there, marking the founding of the village of Le Sentier, where the company’s production is still based.
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