It all started with Elie LeCoultre, the son of Antoine LeCoultre. At that time, the Swiss watchmaking industry was still dominated by small family workshops. He decided to bring many watchmaking techniques under the same roof. It can be said that Completed an unprecedented initiative. LeCoultre & Cie thus became the first professional watch factory in Vallée de Joux.
Today, the watch factory brings together more than 180 watchmaking craftsmanship in one place, thus mastering all the production stages from the initial design inspiration to the completion of the great masterpiece. Constantly pursuing excellence and adhering to the spirit of unique innovation, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory has successively launched super complicated watches through a series of extraordinary ideas and unique inventions.
Left: Cliff Owen at Maison d’ Antoine-Right: Workbench in Maison d’ Antoine
An area of about 200 square meters is used to show the technical properties of clocks. A variety of superbly complex watches, including Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee and other sophisticated watch masterpieces. From then on, there is a perfect environment to accept the gaze of the most demanding collectors.
For the first time in the watchmaking industry, 12 watchmaking tables have been reserved. In the training courses, experts are always happy to answer various questions of watch lovers.
Inside Maison d’ Antoine
Passion is above all else-this quality is confirmed by each founder, whose portraits are decorated at the entrance of Maison d’Antoine, seemingly gaze at the visitors who come here, reminding us that we are indeed Antoine LeCoultre House.
Just like in a typical log cabin in the area, the wood comes from the spruce forest in the Ru Valley. The colors are soft and elegant, the materials are noble and simple, and there is a spacious fireplace, which emphasizes a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Maison d’ Antoine perfectly showcases the exquisite luxury that Jaeger-LeCoultre is used to.
As it was completed, British actor Clive Owen was the first to immerse himself in this unparalleled watchmaking space and feel its unique atmosphere. There is no doubt that he will set aside a day and then come back to join the master course offered by the watch factory.
Maison d’ Antoine is located in the heart of the watch factory. It is strange and mysterious yet elegant and warm. Jaeger-LeCoultre is also writing a new chapter in its history.
Mr. Irving picture courtesy of Johann Sauty