Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2019

LOT 235


CHF 6,000 - 10,000

HKD 48,000 - 80,000 / USD 6,000 - 10,000

Sold: CHF 16,250

A very fine, possibly unique, impressive, self-winding, gilt brass and lacquer clock
representing a phoenix, by master Kazuyoshi Sakurai.

Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Atmos Urushi

Movement No. 612387

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Marble stand, extract from the archives, photocopy of presentation booklet


Wajima-nuri is a type of Japanese lacquerware from Wajima, Ishikawa.
Wajima-nuri represents a form and style of lacquerware which is distinct from other
Japanese lacquerware. The main distinguishing feature of Wajima-nuri is the durable
undercoating achieved by the applying multiple layers of urushi mixed with powdered
diatomaceous earth (ji-no-ko) onto delicate zelkova wooden substrates (source
Obviously made for the Japanese market, this magnificent probably unique clock
represent the best of the Japanese “savoir-faire” mixed with Swiss horology. Unseen
and fresh to the market, one of the most magnificent pieces ever created.