1930s Jaeger-LeCoultre 8 Days Travel Alarm Clock "Ados"
A very early 8 Days JLC 'Ados' Travel Clock.
WHY IS THIS TRAVEL ALARM CLOCK SPECIAL
The Ados desk/travel alarm clock is a classic among the Jaeger LeCoultre creations. The model was created and manufactured by Jaeger in the early 1930s before the merging with LeCoultre in 1937. This particular example made in the late 1930s, houses a 8 days power reserve movement, one of the very first that were produced. Indeed, the previous models manufactured were with a '2 days reserve' movement only.
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: Ados
- Reference: 73850
- Case N°: 068xxx
- Year: 1940s
- Material: Steel / Leather
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 6,4x10,6x2,4cm
- Caliber: In House 8 days power reserve / Alarm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This desk/travel clock is in very good condition. The tan leather covered case is extremely well preserved with a discreet patina. The unrefinished art-deco dial with the matching "Cathedral" hands is simply stunning. This is a great travel clock, elegant and rare. Witness of an era and manufactured just after the merging of Jaeger and LeCoultre, it has a nice size and personality, perfect for any elegant home or office.