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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 210

Ref. 5805/9, Atmos clock; “Marina”, “Chinoise”; gilded brass and Perspex (Lucite) glass

CHF 2,500 - 3,500

EUR 2,300 - 3,200 / USD 2,700 - 3,800 / HKD 21,000 - 29,400

Gilded brass and opal (white) Perspex (Lucite) glass, self-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, mantel clock wound by barometric pressure changes; panels with the Chinese motifs on white background.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux)

Model “Atmos”, “Marina”, “Chinoise”

Reference 5805/9

Year circa 1965

Case No. unnumbered

Material gilded brass and Perspex (Lucite) glass

Length 136 mm.

Caliber 526-5, with vacuum chamber winding the going barrel and lever escapement driven by annular tension pendulum

Height 235 mm.

Width 180 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box


Atmos “Marina”

Production of this model started in 1962. The Atmos “Marina” were available in mainly four types of decorations:
· Fish (Ref. 5806 and Ref. 5810).
· Caravelle (Ref. 5804 and Ref. 5808).
· Chinoise (Ref. 5805 and Ref. 5809).
· Bees (Ref. 5803 and 5807).

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 1950’s and the use of tropical fish as decorative motifs has become associated with the 1950’s and 60’s.

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 1950’s.


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