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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 231

ATO PAIR OF TABLE LAMP CLOCKS

Léon Hatot, Fabricants, Paris, (ATO), No. 67845. Made circa 1935. Fine and rare, pair of skeletonized, chrome,
glass and composition, electric, Art Deco table lamp clocks. Chrome drum case and arms for the light fitting,
stepped rectangular composition base, domed demi-lune shade. The dial is a skeletonized chrome chapter ring
with Arabic Art Deco numerals on the front glass. Black painted Art Deco hands. Movement exposed frame,
half-second electromagnetic pendulum activating the electrical contacts, large micrometer adjustment nut, coil
and Foucault regulator tube, the battery mounted behind the movement.

Brand Léon Hatot

Year circa 1935

Dimensions 38 x 19 x 11 cm

Signature Dial and Movement.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 6,875


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Leon Hatot A watchmaker, jeweler, goldsmith, inventor, was born in Châtillon sur Seine in 1883. He made 
movements for all the top Parisian firms, including Van Cleef, Boucheron and Mauboussin. He made electric clocks 
under the name of ATO, invented the ‘Rolls’ self-winding movement licensed to Blancpain, and took over the 
business of the famous Paul Garnier. At the outbreak of World War II, the firm closed its jewelry business and the 
remaining stock was kept in a bank vault until it was sold at auction in Geneva in 1989. Leon Hatot died in 1953.