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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 25

Black Marina Jaeger-LeCoultre, ?Atmos?, Ref. 5810. Made circa 1962. Fine and very rare, rectangular gilt brass and perspex (lucite) mantel clock with ?aquarium? panels and wound by barometric pressure changes.

CHF 3,500 - 5,500

USD 3,500 - 5,500 / EUR 2,400 - 3,700

Sold: CHF 7,800

C. Glazed on 4 sides and on the top with perspex (lucite) panels with gilt angel-fish and water plants, the front panel with aperture to view the pendulum, stepped plinth base. D. Off-white with painted black radial Roman numerals. Black Breguet hands. 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 13.5 cm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


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.