SINCE 1833

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.

Circa 1890. Pendant watch
Circa 1890. Pendant watch
Ring watch, circa 1900.
Circa 1900. Wristwatch
Circa 1900. Pendant watch
Circa 1910. Art Nouveau brooch watch

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.

Pioneers of time for women

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...

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