Queen receives diamond watch from Jaeger-LeCoultre
Marking The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Swiss watch house
Jaeger-LeCoultre presented Her Majesty with a diamond bracelet
watch, very similar to the one she wore on her Coronation Day.
Powered by the smallest mechanical watch movement in the world, the
model is known as the "101".
The white gold diamond watch was presented to The Queen by
Jérôme Lambert CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. "The entire family of
Jaeger-LeCoultre is particularly proud to see the 101 in the Royal
Collection again," said Mr Lambert to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
as she marvelled at the piece and its minute proportions.
The white gold watch is set with baguette diamonds and is
powered by the smallest mechanical watch movement in the world, the
JLC Calibre 101. First built in 1929, the Calibre 101 is so small
that its 98 tiny parts only weigh one gram and its assembly is a
specialised process that only three watchmakers in the
Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture can master.
Unlike the watch The Queen wore on her Coronation Day, this
model is in white gold and not yellow gold. The original was given
to the Queen by the French President and its whereabouts are
Jaeger-LeCoultre is also official timekeeper of Queen Elizabeth
II's Diamond Jubilee Pageant where their timekeepers will make sure
everything runs like clockwork on the big day.