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Jaeger-LeCoultre Conquers New Himalayan Peak

in News | Friday, November 20. 2009

Jaeger-LeCoultre has helped to conquer a new himalayan peak. Swiss climber Stephane Schaffter, 19-time Everest veteran Apa Sherpa, and Little Karim an expert climber successfully climbed the challenging 6,589-meter peak. As a tribute to Jaeger-LeCoultre's involvement with the adventure, the mountain has been named "Antoine LeCoultre's Peak". Jaeger-LeCoultre watches were worn by all three of the climbers and gave a flawless performance. The timepieces selected to represent the house came from three different eras. The first a Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Chronometer from 1958, a classic three-handed wristwatch with an anti-magnetic stainless steel case and luminous hour and minute hands. The second was the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB timepiece, introduced in 2007. The third watch used during the ascent of Antoine LeCoultre's Peak has not yet been announced. In a Jaeger-LeCoultre press statement they reveal that it is new model in the final stages of development and will be revealed in January, at the 2010 SIHH industry exhibition in Geneva.

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