Even before his workshop was set up in 1883 Antoine LeCoultre had already dreamed about the infinite possibilities that he could accomplish; he was a truly talented man. The brand is accredited for over 300 patents in the Swiss watch making industry. They are the only one to boast of such a great achievement and it is extremely praiseworthy. These patents include: movements, bracelets, cases, dials and even watch functions. Antoine LeCoultre would concentrate on the minuscule movements that were necessary to fit into the petite wristwatches which were fashioned at the time.