Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2019

LOT 235

JAEGER LECOULTRE, ATMOS URUSHI, PHOENIX

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

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

CHF 6,000 - 10,000

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

Sold: CHF 16,250


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

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 
Wikipedia). 
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.