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Antoine Le Coultre

1803 - 1881

Antoine Le Coultre

Swiss clockmaker.

Key dates

1826 to 1827

Invented a pinion-cutting machine.

1833

Foundation of the first Le Coultre Manufacture workshop, today know as Jaeger-LeCoultre. 

1844

Invented the Millionometer (instrument to measure the micron).

1847

Invention of the swing winder, one of the first reliable systems to wind a watch and set it without having to use a key.

1870

The first mechanically-made repetition calibres and chronograph.

1871

Invented a new winding mechanism.

Around 1870

Charles Antoine Le Coultre gradually retired. His three sons took over the factory with Edmond Jaeger at the beginnig of 1900. His grandson, Jacques-David LeCoultre, formed a partnership with the French watchmaker in 1903.