1930s LeCoultre Art-Deco Alarm Clock
A very well preserved art-deco LeCoultre alarm clock.
WHY IS THIS DESK ALARM CLOCK SPECIAL
This model was created and manufactured by LeCoultre in the 1930s before the merging with Jaeger in 1937. This particular example, houses a 2 days power reserve movement. The 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: LeCoultre
- Model: Art Deco
- Reference: N/A
- Case N°: N/A
- Year: 1930s
- Material: Lacquered metal
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 7,5x9x3cm
- Caliber: In House 2 days power reserve / Alarm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This desk clock is in very good condition. The original lacquered royal blue and white case is extremely well preserved. The unrefinished art-deco dial with the impressive hands is simply stunning. This is a great desk clock, stylish and rare. Witness of an era and manufactured before the merging of Jaeger and LeCoultre, it has a nice size and personality, perfect for any elegant home or office.