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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 214

Jean Roulet
Quartz desk-clock, triple date, moon phases; “The President”; chromium-plated brass

CHF 500 - 1,000

EUR 500 - 950 / USD 550 - 1,100 / HKD 4,200 - 8,400


Sold: CHF 1,500

Chromium-plated brass, quartz, desk-clock in the shape of an armillary sphere, with World Time indication engraved on the armature; the clock with silver and black dial with four horological complications:
· Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
· Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock; indications given in English)
· Month of the year (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock; indications given in English)
· Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock)

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-29


Lacking elements

Movement: 2**

Very good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Jean Roulet, Le Locle

Model “The President”

Reference 2677

Year circa 1985

Case No. 41

Material chromium-plated brass

Caliber quartz standardisation

Height 190 mm.

Width 178 mm.

Thickness 185 mm.

Signature dial and case

Accessories original fitted box


Several photographs are known of Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), the 40th President of the United States of America (1981-1989), sitting in his White House office with a similar clock.

In the 1980s, Jean Roulet, Le Locle, produced three clocks, in three different sizes, in the shape of an armillary sphere (the price mentioned is that of the time on the American market):
· “The President”, large size with hours, minutes, triple date and moon phases (US$ 1 695.-).
· “The Sirius”, medium size with hours, minutes and centre-seconds (US$ 1 250.-).
· “The Capricorn”, small size with hours, minutes and moon phases (US$ 695.-).


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.