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Mantel Clock

£2,450

Jaeger-LeCoultre mantel clock in a Lucite case with chinoiserie decoration featuring a phoenix rising. Set over a gilded Brass stepped base. Eight day movement by Jaeger-LeCoultre with baton numerals and original gilded hands. Signed ‘Marina’ to lower right.

Dimensions: H 16cm W 21cm D 4.5cm

In 1903, Paris based watchmaker Edmond Jaeger set a challenge for Swiss manufacturers to develop and produce ultra-thin movements that he himself had invented. Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoines grandson, now responsible for production at LeCoultre & Cie, accepted the challenge and started developing the exciting new ultra-thin time pieces.

 French Jeweller Cartier signed a contract that same year with Jaeger meaning all Jaeger movements be exclusive to Cartier for a period of 15 years, the movements being made by LeCoultre. The Collaboration between Jaeger and LeCoultre led to the company being officially renamed Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1937, of which the name remains, and stands as a pioneer of time piece development and production.

Origin: Swiss

Date:  circa 1960

Item No: 288203

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