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Geneva, Nov 11, 2007

LOT 10

?Atmos White Marina? Jaeger LeCoultre, ?Atmos?, Ref. 5810. Made in the 1960s. Fine and very rare, rectangular gilt brass and perspex (lucite) mantel clock with ?aquarium? panels and wound by barometric pressure changes. Accompanied by the original fitted box.

CHF 4,800 - 5,800

EUR 3,000 - 3,500 / USD 4,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 5,900

C. Glazed on 4 sides and on the top with perspex (Lucite) panels, those on the sides set with gilt angel-fish and water plants, the front panel with aperture to view the pendulum, stepped plinth base. D. White with applied gilt brass faceted dart indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals. Gilt brass ?dauphine? hands with black tips. M. Cal. 526-5, gilt brass, vacuum chamber winding the going barrel, lever escapement driven by annular tension pendulum, locking screw in the base below the pendulum disc. Case, movement and vacuum signed. Dim. 23 x 18 x 14 cm. Property of a Swiss Gentleman

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Production of this reference started in 1962. Home aquariums became popular in the 1950s and the use of tropical fish as decorative motifs has become associated with the 1950s and 60s. The Perspex panels, with three-dimensional inset castings of fish and plants, were no doubt inspired by the famous Dunhill ?aquarium? table lighters of the 1950s.