Posted at 1:20:30 PM in Jaeger Lecoultre (6)
Time could hardly keep up with avid globe trotters who are constantly on the move from one time zone to another. Even their trustworthy watches could get them disoriented. That is why every seasoned traveler would love Jaeger LeCoultre's new timepiece, Duomètre Unique Travel Time. This wristwatch, which is designed by one of the world's premiere watch manufacturers, is the first model to ever combine easy-to-manage access to world time and to-the-minute time-setting precision at any place of destination. Jaeger LeCoultre developed the "Dual Wing" concept that uses a jumping hour disk to simultaneously display two time zones on the watch's silver dial. Aside from world time, the mechanical watch holds 50 hours of power reserve, holds 5 bar water resistance, and displays a map of the world as well as day/night indicator. In simpler words, it’s the most reliable piece of durable wrist watch a world traveler could hope for.
Check out Duomètre Unique Travel Time and other Jaeger LeCoultre timepieces at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.
Posted at 10:00:41 PM in Jaeger Lecoultre (6)
Many expert professionals come together to bring you Jaeger-LeCoultre's fine watch collections. The life of a bestselling watch begins with a sketch from an artistic and knowledgeable Jaeger-LeCoultre designer who is armed with a pencil, a sheet of paper and the brand's philosophy of balance and perfection. After the design is through, the manufacturer creates large scale blueprints using advanced 3D software. As the man behind the nitty-gritty task of determining the most appropriate materials, manufacturing methods, and movement to use, a manufacturer has to be a seasoned expert of all the technical angles of watch making. When the designs are finalized and the manufacturing plans defined, the calibre-maker sets to work in assembling and adjusting movements. He is the guy who gets to work on perfecting and testing prototypes. After a year or two of hard work and collaboration, the watch finally hits production. Jaeger -LeCoultre takes no shortcuts in this final step, and makes sure every single detail is faultless before a piece is released to the market.
Swiss made Jaeger Lecoultre watches are available at Schiffman's Jewelers in Palo Alto area.
Posted at 11:14:03 PM in Jaeger Lecoultre (6)
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest marvel among its Lady’s watch product line is quite a mouthful, but it is one of the most impressive timepieces in more aspects than one. The watch has a swivel case with two dials anchored on one movement, which could conveniently be flipped over to transform its appearance from one face to the other. It is a well-crafted mechanism not just in its technical ingenuity but also in its aesthetic sophistication. The ultra slim leather strap and case accentuate the curves of a lady’s wrist. This Reverso watch is a tribute to the 21st century women who thrive on the many demands of a fast-paced lifestyle. The practical and luminous dial by day – when career and other preoccupations demand constant flexing of schedules, turns to an elegant piece of jewelry by night – when the pace slows down and the air hangs with more grace and romance. The Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Duetto Duo watch and other brilliant Jaeger-LeCoultre creations are available at Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Portland, Oregon.
Posted at 10:34:56 AM in Jaeger Lecoultre (6)
A Jaeger LeCoultre timepiece is built on the tradition of the founder’s brilliant inventions and craftsmanship. The Swiss manufacturer of high-end watches and clocks traces its roots to a small workshop in Le Sentier, Switzerland that started crafting high-caliber timepieces in 1833. Antoine LeCoultre was an image of man driven by his quest to create the most perfectly calibrated movement. He was the first to measure the micrometer in 1844, and devised the world’s first millionmeter, which made it possible for watchmakers to measure a thousandth of a millimeter, a precursor to precision engineering. Three years hence, he developed a push-piece that could shift a lever from one function to another, eliminating the need for keys to set and rewind watches. He was also recognized at the 1851 Universal Exhibition in London for his precision and mechanization achievements. Since then, using mechanized systems in manufacturing watches, LeCoultre developed a wide range of timepiece calibers that produced highly precise chronographs and repeater mechanisms. The company was even a back-end manufacturer for other renowned timepiece signatures in the pre-World War II decades. Today, LeCoultre watches are known for its state-of-the-art technologies from cutting and rolling to electroplating, case polishing and decorating to manufacturing dials, skeletons, casing, calibration and engraving. The result is no less than a Jaeger LeCoultre that has defined time-keeping as a high-end science as it is an art.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Jaeger Lecoultre.
Image: AMVOX5 World Chronograph
Posted at 12:00:00 AM in Jaeger Lecoultre (6)
Jaeger-LeCoultre is known to produce some of the best watches in the world. But little do know that this high-end luxury watch and clock maker has also manufactured movements and parts for other prominent watch companies in Switzerland. The founding of Jaeger-LeCoultre rested on the shoulders of a thirty-year-old man named Antoine LeCoultre, son of Vallee de Joux watchmaker Jacques LeCoultre. He followed his father’s footsteps and he not only proved to be a gifted watchmaker but also as a brilliant inventor. Antoine LeCoultre revolutionized the whole industry in 1844 by inventing the millionometer, a device that calculates up to one thousandths of a millimeter accurately. Because of such invention, time keeping was vastly improved. This measurement enabled the metric system to be the universal standard in watch-making. The merger with Edmond Jaeger, the exclusive supplier of watch movements for Cartier, proved fruitful with more technological advances that follow. One innovation that was prompted was a case made from stainless steel. It was also Jaeger-LeCoultre that created the world’s smallest mechanical movement which weighs less than a gram. Owning a Jaeger-LeCoultre is no shame at all. In fact it is a privilege. Whether you own a piece in the Master Control series or the most popular Reverso, you have become a part of a storied brand with traditions that blossomed from genius. For Jaeger Lecoultre timepieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Jaeger Lecoultre.
Posted at 12:00:00 AM in Jaeger Lecoultre (6)
The Atmos Clock is a Jaeger-Lecoultre mechanical creation. What’s so special? Well, it does not need to be wound. It absorbs energy from minute changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure. It is reported that it can ran for years without deliberate intervention by humans. The first Atmos Clock, Atmos 0 as it was called, was powered by a mercury-in-glass expansion device that enables it to source energy from temperature changes alone. How much a change? Try one degree. Just a degree change in air temperature can wind the Atmos Clock for two full days. This creative and engineering marvel isn’t the only feat in Jaeger-Lecoultre’s portfolio. Being one of the four “Old Ladies” of horology, Jaeger-Lecoultre has mastered every complication invented. Jaeger Lecoultre shares its 180 areas of watch-making profession expertise to the world with every watch that comes out the factory. With their latest addition to their collections in 2012, Jaege-Lecoultre moves forward with the Duomètre. “With the revolutionary creation of the Dual-Wing mechanism, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has not only conceived a feature that has given rise to a new watch collection called Duomètre, it has quite simply added a whole new chapter to the history of watchmaking.", said Jérôme Lambert the CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. This continuous success is made possible by the eternal quest for perfection and balance. And there is no doubt that Jaeger-Lecoultre has struck greatness already for bringing into existence some of the finest time pieces and watches in the world. To order Jaeger-Lecoultre watches, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers for Jaeger-Lecoultre.