Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 160

Jaeger-LeCoultre for L.Leroy & Cie 
Atmos VII, gilded-brass, lacquered brass and glass; unique piece especially made for Jean Dutourd (1920-2011), French Academician

EUR 5,000 - 8,000

USD 6,000 - 9,500 / HKD 46,200 - 74,000

Sold: EUR 12,350

Please note that this lot cannot be shipped, it will only be available after the auction in our Monaco office.

Gilded brass, Imperial green lacquered brass and glass, self-winding, horizontal rectangular-shaped, mantel clock wound by barometric pressure changes, especially made for the French Academician Jean Dutourd (1920-2011).


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original

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

Model Atmos VII

Reference “Empire”

Year circa 1969-1979

Caliber With vacuum chamber winding the going barrel and lever escapement driven by annular tension pendulum

Dimensions 45 x 45 x 22 cm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

Please note that this lot cannot be shipped, it will only be available after the auction in our Monaco office.

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This “Atmos” is probably one of the most impressive clocks ever made by the Grande Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux; its exceptional size and proportions make it one of the most desirable clocks ever made by Jaeger-LeCoultre. This model is not even referenced in Mr. Lebet’s book; it’s probably a unique piece made as a special order.
 
Bibliography 
- Lebet, Jean, Vivre de l’air du temps, Histoire de la pendula Atmos, Editions Jeager-LeCoultre, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux), 1997 (88 pp.)