1884: Alfred Lugrin, self-taught watchmaker, moved to Le Sentier with four people to assemble chronographs on movements in the form of blanks from the Hahn house in Landeron.
1890: Construction of a Lugrin factory in L'Orient, where various operations were carried out, such as pointing, drilling, tapping, milling, contouring and finally assembly.
1895: Alfred Lugrin was commissioned by a house in Besançon to manufacture a chronograph-counter of his invention.
1900: The company manufactures complete watches.
1906: The Lémania brand is registered.
1908: Opening of reassembly workshops and a sales office in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
1912: Marius Meylan was hired and modernized the company.
1915: Appearance of the first wrist chronographs for a GP contract to the Italian Navy.
1917: Marius Meylan, married the daughter of Alfred Lugrin.
1920: Death of Alfred Lugrin, Marius Meylan takes over the reins.
1932: Lémania Lugrin S.A à L'Orient joined the Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère S.A (SSIH), then headquartered in Geneva. This company grouped the Brands Omega, Louis Brandt & Frères S.A de Bienne and Charles Tissot & Fils S.A du Locle.
1942: Appearance of the famous 27 CH caliber, which at Omega becomes the 321, the Speedmaster model.
1949 and 1956: Expansion of the premises.
1980: Following the difficulties it encountered, the SSIH decided to close the Lémania factory.
1981: The company, in the hands of a private group of shareholders, resumed its activities under the new corporate name: Manufacture d'Horlogerie Nouvelle Lémania SA.
The manufacture at the time was the first manufacturer of mechanical chronographs. But it also dealt with complicated mechanical and electronic watches, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, tourbillons, extra-thin calibers, mechanical time counters for sport and industry.
1982: La Nouvelle Lémania, takes over Heuer-Léonidas.
1985: The company TAG (Technique d'Avant Garde), an important holding company based in Jersey, founded in Luxembourg in 1977 by the Saudi-Syrian businessman Akram Ojjeh, buys the two factories to create Tag Heuer.
1992: The Investcorp group (Persian golf), owner of Breguet, buys the Nouvelle Lémania.
1999: The Swatch Group takes over Breguet and Lémania.