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 unknown.
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.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 watch, as given to to Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee.
The Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso specially engraved for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Jaeger LeCoultre were the official timekeeprs of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Weighing only 1gram, the caliber 101 is still the smallest in the world.