The history of Jaeger-LeCoultre starts in the 19th century when Antoine LeCoultre (1803-1881) invented a machine to cut watch pinions from steel
Switzerland is a European country officially called the Swiss Confederation. Also known as Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Confédération Suisse, Confederazione Svizzera, Confederaziun Ssvizra and Confoederatio Helvetica. The country is considered to be the area where the first watches were made. Although Germany, Belgium, France and Italy do not agree with that, and probably more countries ‘think’ they created the first (pocket) watch. Nobody knowns, but the watch industry is one of the biggest industries in Switzerland. In terms of value, Switzerland is responsible for about half of the world production of watches.
History of brands from Switzerland on our site
The history of Breguet starts in the 18th century. In 1775 the Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet opens a workshop, but not in Switzerland…
The history of Chopard starts in 1860 when Louis-Ulysse Chopard (May 4, 1836 – January 30, 1915) founds the L.U.C manufacturing company in Sonvilier
The history of Patek Philippe starts in the 19th century with the Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek, who first founded another watch company
The history of Arnold & Son is going to be a little bit confusing. As it seems that the brand name is kind of appropriated during time
The history of Rolex starts in the 20th century when the German business man Hans Wilsdorf founds Wilsdorf & Davis in 1905, together with Alfred Davis