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17 Reasons Why Non-Watch Lovers Need To Know About Jaeger-LeCoultre's "The Collectibles"

Last month in the tiny Swiss village of Le Sentier, the 190-year-old watchmaker, Jaeger-LeCoultre, released a collection of seventeen meticulously restored watches, coined "The Collectibles", from 1925 to 1974 to highlight the brand's incredible innovation...and here's what you need to know:

1. From the brand's inception in 1833, the production has remained in Le Sentier

Jaeger-LeCoultre started as a caliber and parts maker, slowly evolving into a watchmaker in the 1920s, but always maintaining the same location. What was originally a farm, Antoine LeCoultre established his own atelier, laying the literal groundwork for what would then turn into one of the world's leading horological manufacturers.

2. Honoring the Past was Key

3. Condition was of Highest Priority

4. Restoring These Watches is a Skill Only 10 Craftsmen Have

5. The Brand's Manufacturer Being Fully Integrated Made The Collectibles Possible

6. Each Model was Handpicked, Sourced, and Restored by JLC's Heritage Department

7. The 20's and 30's Was A Turning Point For Jaeger-LeCoultre

8. Lesser Known Models Were Purposely Chosen

9. The Collectibles Follows the Relationship Between Man and Watch

10. Being a Caliber Maker From Day 1, Still Drives JLC's Innovation

11. The Innovation Drives the Brand's Balance Between Past and Present

12. The Collectibles Represent JLC's Longevity

13. Recognition Through Heritage

14. The Watches in The Collectibles Are For Sale

15. The Watches Were Restored to Last

16. To commemorate The Collectibles, Jaeger-LeCoultre released a coffee table book

17. Vintage and its Craft Should Be Celebrated

Learned more about The Collectibles at Jaeger-LeCoultre's website, here.


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