The eventful history of LeCoultre began in 1833 when it was founded by the brothers Charles-Antoine and François-Ulysse LeCoultre in the Vallée de Joux, canton of Vaud. At the 1851 World Fair in London, LeCoultre presented its products including pocket chronometers, sprockets, wheels, blanks and tools, and the jury awarded him a gold medal for its developments in the fields of precision and mechanization.1866 LeCoultre & Cie started to manufacture watches minor complications and from the mid-1890s to make major complications - you have to admit that there is almost no complication that was not mastered by the company LeCoultre - such as Alarm clocks, calendars, tourbillons, chronographs etc.
In 1925 LeCoultre merged with the Alsatian watch manufacturer Jaeger, which among other things. the French navy and Cartier among his customers counted. Together they developed u.a. in 1926 the Duoplan and in 1929 the smallest wristwatch ever built. In 1931 the until today successful model Reverso was presented and in 1951 the first Memovox alarm clock. In 1953, the Futurematic was presented with power reserve indicator and automatic lift.
In 1978, the German speedometer manufacturer VDO acquired the majority of the shares in Jaeger LeCoultre