Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Hong Kong, Nov 27, 2016
JAEGER-LECOULTRE REF. 5806 MARINA "FISHES" Jaeger-LeCoultre, "Atmos" Ref. 5806. Made circa 1960. Fine, rectangular gilt brass and perspex (lucite) mantel clock with aquarium panels and wound by barometric pressure changes.
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. Off-white with applied gilt dart indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals. Gilt dauphine hands with black tips. Cal. 526-5, gilt brass, vacuum chamber winding the going barrel, lever escapement driven by annular torsion pendulum, locking screw in base below the pendulum disc. Case, movement and vacuum signed.