Meet the people who make Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most mind-boggling, complicated watches

Earlier this week we showed you a behind-the-scenes peek at how Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Polaris is put together. Well, we kick it up a notch and have a look at some of the brand’s most complicated — and most beautiful — pieces, find out a little bit about how they’re made, and meet the talented artisans who make them. Central to this story is Christian Laurent, JLC’s master watchmaker, a man with a twinkle in his eye and a clear passion for his work. During my visit, Mr Laurent presented JLC’s high complications, running through the brand’s achievements — innovative watches like the Duomètre and the Gyrotourbillon — which clearly demonstrate Jaeger-LeCoultre’s high-end credentials. Speaking to him later, Mr Laurent expanded on the importance of humans in making those watches: “We don’t make hundreds of pieces; for high complications it’s always very limited numbers — only the human hand is capable of doing these things.”

Comments

burberry child says:

I LOVE JLC! It’s my fave watch brand. My one JLC is my pride and joy of my collection.

Jarrod Lee says:

Want a grand reverso

ApoptosisPending says:

Thank you for the insight into these beautiful watch makers.

Miguel G says:

Quality video! Glad this channel is one I can always count on!

BeeTB1 says:

What a pieces!

146montblanc146 says:

WOW!!!

sdemosi says:

And this is why they’re “worth” the money. Because it’s horological art, crafted by artisans and designed by engineers with hundreds of years of combined experience. You never regret buying a JLC.

Louis Lloyd says:

Easily my favourite watch brand and that reverso tourbillion looks incredible

Benendes C says:

Actually, when it comes to tiny micro mechanics, a person will do the job ten times the quality of any machines. Why do you think people not machines make the internals of misiles

meyoumovie says:

Awesome video, thanks for the upload!

mal GG says:

OMG! JLC no doubt watches of watch makers. Nobody can argue about their incredible movement, making it from scratch. But this year line up, the Polaris, really turn me down. Hope they come with better design watches in 2019. Maybe hiring designers for fresh idea while still keeping classic classy touch. Maybe? Just my opinion.

malthus101 says:

stunning

John Miller says:

In the last shot of the intro: where is that?

artefact says:

JLC > PP AP VC

Phat Nutz says:

love me some jlc. nice vid felix!

Laich F. says:

Most understimated watch brand.

Prof. Michael O. Zeee JCD ECS says:

Jaeger Le Coultre (and so are many others are.) is very underrated, Rolex is overrated…
Some companies have not had a good brand management, and some of those are slowly waking up! Good! We need affordable, mechanical time-pieces for those who cannot spend a years income on a nice watch!

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