Lot 19: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Atmos Vendome, Switzerland, 1970/80s
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Brass, gilt, partially lacquered in green, metal, glass, marble
Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacturer of luxury watches since 1833
Torsion pendulum movement with automatic wind-up via temperature differences and locking device
White enamel dial with Roman indices, blacked Breguet hands
Glazed brass case with fluted columns and hinged front on a massive marble base
Level compensation via the characteristic adjusting screws at the base
Dimensions: 24 x 21 x 16 cm
The clock is in good condition. The case shows partial signs of wear. The removable plastic front of case is not the original. The corners of the marble base with some bumping marks. During in house testing the clock was fully functional; no guarantee on long term precision and regularity. (bde)
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 manufacturer belongs to the Richemont holding company and is based in Le Sentier, Switzerland. Ladies watches with the smallest calibre in the world (K101, since 1929), the skeletonised pocket watch Grande Complicaton Email Bleu calibre 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, with automatic winding since 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) are among the best-known watches. Recent successes include the Master Grand Réveil (since 2004, with vibration alarm) and the Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie, consisting of 1300 components with 26 complications, one of the most complicated wristwatches in the world (since 2009). Table clocks are also produced to this day, such as the Atmos (since 1931), whose mechanical movement is wound up through changes in temperature.
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