A beautiful and functional Mid Century Leather Folding Eight Day Travel Clock by Jaeger LeCoultre, Model Number 1362. With a Jewelled eight day going barrel movement with fully jewelled Swiss lever escapement, this is a very stylish and usable clock. It is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. Although originally conceived as a travel or bedside table clock it would make a perfect desk clock for the office.
The clock is housed in a stylish deep green leather case, which provides protection for the clock while on the go. The case is made of high-quality leather with a smooth and polished finish that adds to the overall elegance of the clock. The cast has an extending nickel winding and setting crown to the top and is stamped ‘1362’, ‘Made in France, Patent Applied For’. The clock unfolds, forming the rear support and revealing a chrome surround to the rectangular Arabic dial inscribed ‘Eight Days, Swiss Made’. The chapters and blued steel hands were formerly luminescent.
The case itself is designed to be compact and easy to carry, with a folding design that allows it to be easily packed away in a suitcase or travel bag. The case is held closed with a small metal latch, which keeps the clock securely in place while in transit.
France (case) and Switzerland (clock)
Leather, Nickel, Glass
The leather case is in excellent condition with a deep rich colour to the leather. There are only minor marks and surface scratches. There is a small tear/scuffed area to the lower rear edge. This is not large or noticeable as it sits behind the case when it is in its open position.
The winding crown works smoothly and winds and sets the time as it should. The chrome frame to the dial is in good condition without any major defects or rubbing.
The dial is in excellent and very original condition. The chapters are clean and well defined. The chapters have old luminescent paint as do the hands but, due to the age, this no longer lights up in the dark.
The movement is beautifully made and in good condition. It has been fully cleaned and overhauled and is running well and keeps good time.
Length (folded): 4 inches (10cm); Length (unfolded): 3.5 inches (9cm)
Width (folded): 2.5 inches (6cm); Width (unfolded): 2.5 inches (6cm)
Depth (folded): .75 inches (2cm); Depth (unfolded): 3.75 inches (9.5cm)