A stylish Mid-Century Jaeger-LeCoultre mantel clock in a lucite case showing a beautiful scene from nature with a heron fishing amongst reeds. Numbered 487, the clock has an eight day movement.
Beautifully framed by a gilt brass frame, the dial has baton numerals and original gilded hands. This clock especially suits a Mid-Century interior and would look wonderful on a desk, mantelpiece or table.
The clock has been overhauled and we provide a full guarantee for one year; in the unlikely event your clock stops working we will take it back and repair it at no additional cost.
Gilt brass and glass
The clock is in very good condition with minor light tarnishing and fine surface marks consistent with age and use. The lucite, the dial and the hands are all bright and clean. The heron and river scene are crisp and bright.
Height: 8 inches (20cm)
Width: 7 inches (18cm)
Depth: 1.75 inches (4.5cm)
About Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre is synonymous with prestige and precision as well as innovation. In 1903, Paris-based watchmaker to the French Navy, Edmond Jaeger, challenged Swiss manufacturers to develop and produce the ultra-thin movements that he had invented.
Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoine’s grandson who was responsible for production at LeCoultre & Cie., accepted the challenge, giving rise to a collection of ultra-thin pocket watches, including the thinnest in the world in 1907, equipped with the LeCoultre Calibre 145. The same year, French jeweller Cartier, one of Jaeger’s clients, signed a contract with the Parisian watchmaker under which all Jaeger movements for a period of fifteen years would be exclusive to Cartier. The movements were produced by LeCoultre.
Edmond Jaeger also acquired the patent for the atmospherically driven clock Atmos from its inventor Jean-Léon Reutter and licensed it to LeCoultre from 1936 for France, and in 1937 for Switzerland. The collaboration between Jaeger and LeCoultre led to the company being officially renamed Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1937.