JLC Mantel clocks
1940s Jaeger LeCoultre 8 Days Mantel Clock
A fine Jaeger LeCoultre 8 Days Mantel Clock.
WHY IS THIS MANTEL CLOCK SPECIAL
This model was created and manufactured by Jaeger LeCoultre in the 1940s. This particular example houses a 8 days power reserve movement (Only one winding every 8 days) . This brass model is rare, especially in such well preserved condition.
Not all firms in the watchmaking field have been able to stand the test of time quite like Jaeger-leCoultre, also known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker". Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and originally named only LeCoultre, the company provided watchmaking's top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, the high-grade, unfinished movements with which they completed their watches.
In the early 1900s, Cartier's watch supplier Edmond Jaeger sought out Antoine LeCoultre's help in creating the wotld's thinnest watches. The collaboration resulted in the manufacturing of Cartier's earliest Tank and Santos watches, all housed with LeCoultre movements. The team decided to merge in 1937, and the firm officially became the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand by which collectors know it today. Some of the firm's most significant and important timepieces include the Reverso, the Ados travel clock, the Memovox, the Atmos clock and, among modern watches, their Master Complications.
- Maker: Jaeger LeCoultre
- Model: 8 Days Mantel Clock
- Reference: N/A
- Case N°: N/A
- Year: 1940s
- Material: Brass
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 15x16x4cm
- Caliber: In House JLC 8 days power reserve
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This Mantel clock is in very good condition. The Brass case is extremely well preserved. The unrefinished dial with the brass indexes separated from the background is simply stunning. The 'Bréguet' hands are typical from the era. This is a great mantel/desk clock, elegant and rare with a very typical design, it has a nice size and personality, perfect for any elegant home or office.