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reGeneration 2

80 young photographers exhibit their workJaeger-LeCoultre sponsors the reGeneration2 exhibition

After sponsoring the first exhibition in 2005, Jaeger-LeCoultre is once again supporting the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne and the reGeneration2 exhibition. This exhibition, running from 19th June to 26th September, features the work of 80 promising young photographers from 30 countries.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Compass will be displayed in the gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition. This extraordinary camera was invented by Noel Pemberton-Billing, a British businessman and skilled engineer. In designing the Compass, his aim was to fit as many functions as possible into a packet of cigarettes, as it were. Only Jaeger-LeCoultre, the creator of the legendary Calibre 101 – the world’s smallest mechanical movement – could rise to the challenge and master the miniaturisation that this project required. It took three years of development work in the Manufacture to design the device. Launched in 1937, the Compass offered a thousand and one functions that, quite apart from its modernist design, made it a resounding success. Even today, it is still a very much sought-after collector’s item.