Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of my favorite haute horlogerie brands. I don’t own one yet, because the ones I really like are way out of my budget. Jaeger-LeCoultre recently opened its Heritage Gallery, located on the very spot where founder Antoine LeCoultre set-up his first workshop back in 1833. This Heritage Gallery has 500 highlights of horological objects, all developed and produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre ofcourse.
Their re-designed company website shows the new Heritage Gallery, click http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com. Through the e-Boutique on their website, you can order the JLC ‘The Story of the Grande Maison’ for 123,50 (Euro). You can browse through the book on the website, but for the devote Jaeger-LeCoultre collector, it’s probably ‘Click Now’. The Japanese version is out of stock as I write this. The English, German, Italian and French versions are still available.
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more