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The company has been a fully owned subsidiary of the Swiss luxury group Richemont The earliest records of the Le Coultre family in Switzerland date from the 16th century, when Pierre Le Coultre (circa 1530 – circa 1600), a French Huguenot, fled to Geneva from Lisy-sur-Ourcq, France to escape religious persecution.
In 1558, he obtained the status of “inhabitant” but left the following year to acquire a plot of land in the Vallée de Joux.
Jacques-David Le Coultre, Antoine’s grandson who was responsible for production at Le Coultre & Cie., accepted the challenge, giving rise to a collection of ultra-thin pocket watches, including the thinnest in the world in 1907, equipped with the Le Coultre Calibre 145 [see section 1.4.4].
The Le Coultre trademark expired in 1985 and was replaced by the Jaeger-Le Coultre trademark.Le Coultre of Switzerland and Jaeger of France formed a company in England, Ed.