PAYING TRIBUTE TO 150 YEARS OF CHIMING WATCHES
Over the past 150 years, chiming watches have had a special significance in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s portfolio of complicated timepieces. Since creating its first minute repeater in 1870, the Manufacture has developed more than 200 chiming watch calibres and has mastered every form, from relatively simple alarms including the well-known Memovox alarm-calibers to the most complex of all - the Grande Sonnerie and Westminster chimes.
The Sound Maker pays tribute to the past, present and future of these noble complications, which epitomise Jaeger-LeCoultre's constant quest to marry technical ingenuity and artistic creativity.
THE SOUND MAKER, DISCOVERY WORKSHOP AND MANUFACTURE VISIT
- 6.5 hours
- 300 CHF incl. VAT
- French / English
- Available countries
- Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
- Rue de la Golisse 8, 1247 Le Sentier, Switzerland
Together with an instructor and a technical expert, you will first discover why watches go `tick-tock`, how time can be expressed through sound, what makes a minute repeater chime - and the difference between a repeater and a Grande Sonnerie. You will also navigate through some of our historic landmark timepieces, as well as the Maisons's contemporary chiming watches. Our experts will reveal some of the secrets of our patented innovations that have improved the quality of sound over time. To be fully immersed within Jaeger-LeCoultre's universe, you will be invited to go hands-on, using larger-scale models to try to replicate the work of the Maisons's highly skilled watchmakers.
After a lunch break, you will then be invited to dive into the specifics of our chiming complications through a guided Manufacture visit. Our expert will take you from our Design and conception workshop to our Atelier des Grandes Complications to reveal the secrets of our high watchmaking know-how.
Maximum participants: 8 people. Please note that a minimum of 3 participants is required to confirm the experience.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the time indicated on your reservation.
- from 9h to 12h : Discovery Workshop "The Sound Maker"
- from 13h30 to 15h30 : Guided Manufacture visit