From the sundial to the perpetual calendar watches
Jaeger-LeCoultre pays tribute to the celestial theme in timekeeping, and invites you to embark on this Odyssey and discover the astral phenomena that have, for millennia. inspired humans as the basis for measuring time – from the sundial to the first watches equipped with a perpetual calendar; from the immensely large in the skies above us to the immensely small and mechanical worn on the wrist.
As we say… watchmaking is the little sister of astronomy.
The third series of Discovery Workshops offered by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atelier d’Antoine, this year’s programme is devoted to the Stellar Odyssey theme, created for lovers of Fine Watchmaking – whether enthusiasts or beginners – and anyone else curious about the origin of time and how we appropriated it and continue to measure it.
Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge by complementing their Discovery Workshop with a guided tour of the Manufacture focusing on the same theme – an exceptional opportunity to see in detail a fully integrated watch Manufacture. Named in honour of Antoine LeCoultre, founder of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Atelier d'Antoine is located in the heart of the Manufacture, in the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland.
THE STELLAR ODYSSEY DISCOVERY WORKSHOP AND MANUFACTURE VISIT
- 5 hours
- 300 CHF incl. VAT
- French / English
- Available countries
- Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
- Rue de la Golisse 8, 1247 Le Sentier, Switzerland
Guided by an instructor and a technical expert from our Manufacture, you will discover:
- The origin of Time
- The anomalies of Time
Our experts will also present rare and period objects. You will discover the reflections of the greatest astronomers, listen to the passage of time and feel with your own hands the mysterious workings of watch mechanisms.
After a lunch break, you will take part in visit of the Manufacture. We will immerse you with a 2-hour discovery of the workshops. The visit will begin with the discovery of our heritage gallery. Then you will discover the different stages of manufacturing a celestial dial and then the know-how behind the most complicated timepieces to unveil their manufacturing secrets.
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 : "Stellar Odyssey" Discovery Workshop
- from 13h30 to 15h30 : Guided Manufacture visit