Important Watches & Jewelry
New York, Dec 08, 2016
JAEGER-LECOULTRE CARAVELLE D'OR Jaeger-LeCoultre, "Atmos,". Made in the 1980's. Fine and unusual, rectangular gilt brass and glass mantel clock with "maritime" panels, wound by barometric pressure changes.
Glazed on 4 sides and on the top panels with gilt caravelles, the front panel with aperture to view the pendulum, stepped plinth base. Parchment with applied gilt brass faceted dart indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals, central points of the compass design. Gilt brass dauphine hands with black tips. 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.