Jaeger-LeCoultre | Cosmos-dedicated Discovery Workshop
In 2022, Jaeger-LeCoultre pays tribute to the celestial theme in timekeeping and invites you to embark on this Odyssey to 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 and from the immensely large in the skies above us to the immensely small and mechanical worn on the wrist.
Representing the third edition of Discovery Workshops offered by Jaeger-LeCoultre, this theme is intended for Fine Watchmaking enthusiasts or beginners – and anyone else curious about the origin of time and how we continue to measure it.
L’Atelier d’Antoine is a rare chance to explore this universe through a hands-on approach that is both theoretical and practical, engaging many senses; you will see rare and ancient artefacts, touch with your heart the reflections of the greatest astronomers, listen to the passage of time and feel with your own hands the mysterious workings of watch mechanisms.
Each workshop is limited to a maximum of eight participants and supervised by a specialist teacher and an expert from the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.
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 at the heart of the Manufacture, in the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland.
This three-hour Discovery Workshop is an invitation to a celestial journey at the end of which participants will understand the movements of the heavenly bodies, their anomalies, as well as the challenges that watchmakers must face to provide a mechanical rendering of these notions drawn from the stars.