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Edmond Jaeger

1858 - 1922

Edmond Jaeger

French clockmaker.

Early twentieth century.

Design of watches, in particular for Cartier.

Close partnership with LeCoultre & Cie, the origins of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand.

Key dates

1880

Establishment of Edmond Jaeger's first watchmaking workshop in Paris.

1890

First onboard chronometers delivered to the French Navy.

1903

Collaboration with Jacques David Le Coultre, grandson of Antoine, for the design of simple ultra-flat and complicated calibres, then wristwatches.

1915

In partnership with LeCoultre & Cie, creation of aviation controls for the allies in the first world war and automobile controls.

1918

For health reasons, Edmond Jaeger gradually retired. Originating from the Manufacture LeCoultre, Paul Lebet succeeded him at the head of the Jaeger watchmaking workshops in Paris.

1937

The watches created within the framework of the partnership between Jaeger and LeCoultre were henceforth signed, Jaeger-LeCoultre.