The history of Jaeger LeCoultre goes back over 150 years ago. Jacques LeCoultre was a leading supplier of watch parts and movements to many of the biggest Swiss Watchmakers such as Vacheron, Audemars, IWC, and Patek. When LeCoultre joined forces with Edmund Jaeger, the company went a whole new direction. They introduced their own line of watches ? manufactured completely in-house. And to this day, Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the few companies in Switzerland that still produces its own movements, cases, dials, hands, and bracelets. Virtually every single component in a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is hand-finished, produced in-house. In 2000 Richemont (Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Piaget, IWC and Mt. Blanc) acquired Jaeger-LeCoultre.