1960s Jaeger LeCoultre Desk Clock 8 Days & Date
A fine Jaeger LeCoultre 8 Days & Date Desk Clock.
WHY IS THIS DESK CLOCK SPECIAL
This model was created and manufactured by Jaeger LeCoultre in the 1960s. This particular example houses a 8 days power reserve movement (Only one winding every 8 days) with 'quick set' date. This steel 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 & Date Desk Clock Steel
- Reference: N/A
- Case N°: N/A
- Year: 1960s
- Material: Brass
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 9,5x4,5cm
- Caliber: In House Jaeger LeCoultre 8 days quick set date
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This Desk clock is in very good condition. The steel case is extremely well preserved, without any scratches. The original dial with the 'Asterisk' motive and applied siver indexes is dashing. This is a great desk clock, elegant and rare with a very typical design, it has a nice size and personality, perfect for any elegant home or office.