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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 171

JAEGER-LECOULTRE ATMOS CLOCK, GILDED BRASS AND PERSPEX (LUCITE) GLASS

Gilded brass and Perspex (Lucite) glass, self-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, mantel clock wound by barometric pressure changes

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Atmos Marina, Plexi Black Bee

Reference Ref. 5 803

Year Circa 1960-1970

Caliber 526, with vacuum chamber winding the going barrel and lever escapement driven by annular tension pendulum

Accessories Original fitted box

Dimensions 21 x 16 x 24 cm.

Signed Dial, case and movement

HKD 15,000 - 25,000

CHF 1,900 - 3,000 / USD 1,950 - 3,200

Sold: HKD 31,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Atmos Marina Production of this model started in 1962. The Atmos Marina were available in mainly four types of decorations: Fish (ref. 5 806 and 5 810), Caravelle (Ref. 5 804 and 5 808), Chinoise (Ref. 5 805 and 5 809) and Bees (Ref. 5 803 and 5 807). They were available with either black or opal (white) Perspex (Lucite) panels and the bee motif seems the most sought-after of the four. 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 (Lucite) panels, with three-dimensional inset castings of fish and plants, were no doubt inspired by the famous Dunhill aquarium table lighters of the 1950s.