Beautifully capturing the passage of time, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s destiny has been intrinsically linked to that of the rarest of crafts since 1833… Out of this perfect union between Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie an eternal jewel is born – the embodiment of elegance and femininity.
Pioneers of time for women
In this age, who can remember that the first wristwatches in watchmaking history were in fact created for women? In the 19th century, the Manufacture equipped pendant-watches, brooch-watches or wristwatches with its calibres, and embellished them using the finest engravers, enamellers and gem-setters. These creations offered women a chance to master time in an era when female pioneers were starting to earn international recognition. Marie Curie led the way in researching the phenomenon of radioactivity. Emmy Noether invented modern algebra. And, unlike Mary Ann Evans and Lucile Lupin who signed their books under masculine pseudonyms (George Eliot and George Sand), Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters asserted themselves as female authors.
Pendant watch, Pioneer of time since 1833
In the 19th century, sumptuous engravings, enamelled decorations and delicate gemsettings began to embellish pendant watches, brooches and bracelets, exceptional creations containing calibres crafted by the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre...