A major player in watchmaking history since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre is celebrating its 180th anniversary. At a time when Swiss watchmaking still operated in cottage-industry mode, Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to unite under one roof the many different professions involved in making a watch. LeCoultre & Cie thus became the first full-fledged “Manufacture” or comprehensive watch manufacturer in the Vallée de Joux. It now houses the over 180 different skills required to develop and produce the most prestigious timepieces in their entirety. Engaged in a tireless quest for excellence supported by a unique spirit of invention, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to perpetuate the tradition of Grande Complication timepieces through a succession of extraordinary creations.