If you are a fan of vintage watches and a Jaeger-LeCoultre loyalist on top of it, then you are up for a treat. The luxury watchmaker has unveiled a master reference book, The Collectibles, showcasing 17 of the most significant models produced by the Maison during the ‘Golden Age’ of 20th-century watchmaking — to be precise, from 1925 to 1972.
Essentially, The Collectibles chronicles several milestones in the brand’s history, spanning 190 years. It also provides collectors with detailed analyses of the iconic JLC timepieces. In fact, a full chapter has been devoted to each of the 17 models, providing its encyclopaedic history and including essential data for collectors, supplemented by detailed and informative photography, and copies of historic documents from the Maison's archives.
Each of the 17 models will be delivered to its collector with a complementary copy of The Collectibles reference book, along with an extract from the timepiece maker’s archives and the watch’s original papers, strap and bracelet.
Most luxury timepiece makers have realised the importance of sustainability and it features prominently in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s priority list as well. Speaking about the launch of The Collectibles, Catherine Rénier, CEO, Jaeger-LeCoultre, told media, “Being able to restore these remarkable timepieces and offer them once again is a nice tribute to our current environment, in which sustainability and second lives have come to the fore.”
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