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Lot 20: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Atmos Embassy (Red), Switzerland, 1967-70
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacturer of luxury watches since 1833
Model: Embassy, Reference: 5904; caliber 528/1
Torsion pendulum movement with automatic wind-up via temperature differences
Brass ring with Roman numerals and brass clock hands
High-rectangular brass case with a hinged glass door, lacquered sides (red marble)
Level compensation via the characteristic lateral adjusting screws at the sides of the base
An original instruction manual is enclosed
Dimensions: 22 x 17.7 x 12.8 cm
The table clock Atmos was invented by the Swiss engineer Jean-Lêon Reutter around 1928. The Swiss clock manufactory Jaeger-LeCoultre acquired and patented the design in the 1930s. This model Embassy is equipped with a red-marbled case and is made of a simple elegance.
The clock is in good condition, consistent with minimal traces of age. During in house testing the clock was functional. No guarantee on long term precision and regularity.
Jaeger-LeCoultre (since 1833)
Jaeger-LeCoultre was established in 1833 by the brothers Charles Antoine and Ulysse LeCoultre in the Vallée de Joux in the Swiss Canton of Vaud. The Swiss luxury watch manufactory belongs to the Richemont holding company and is based in Le Sentier, Switzerland. The best-known watches include ladies watches with the smallest caliber in the world (K101, since 1929), the skeletonized pocket watch Grande Complication Email Bleu caliber 17JSSCCRVQ with minute repetition, two-hand chronograph and perpetual calendar (since 1928), the Reverso with swivel case (since 1931), the Memovox alarm watch (since 1956, also with automatic winding from 1956), the automatic watch Futurematic (automatic alarm watch for divers, Deep Sea Automatic Alarm, since 1959) and the Grand Réveil with alarm, perpetual calendar and automatic winding (since 1989). Table clocks are also produced to this day, such as the Atmos (since 1931), whose mechanical movement is wound up through changes in temperature. (ala)
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