News and Events April 1, 2003 admin
Industry News – Jean Lassale Resurrected
Jean Lassale, who in 1976 created the then world’s thinnest movement, is back in business in Switzerland again.
The Lassale name had been sold to the Seiko Group in the 1980’s. Pierre Mathys, who designed the original, has unearthed a cache of new parts (made in 1977-78) and has reconstructed the original ultra-thin Jean Lassale.
The Caliber 1200 measures 20.8mm x 1.2mm, runs at 21,600 bph, with 11 jewels and a power reserve of 35 hours. The movement is anglaged and has “Cotes de Geneva” decoration.
For more information, or if you wish to acquire one, you can contact the factory directly at:
Atelier Genevois d’Horlogerie SA
Rue de Pré Marais 22
Bernex 1223, Switzerland
Fax : 011-021-728-8428