The 8 – Day “Baguette” Clocks By Jaeger-LeCoultre: one of the boldest technical achievements of the 1930’s.
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In 1932, the JLC Master Watchmakers came up with the idea of designing a clock movement of such beauty it could be displayed from all sides.
To do this, they abandoned the conventional clock movement and arranged the parts vertically behind one another in an elegant rod shape. The innovation proved to be so successful that the clock’s strict clarity of form and simple harmony are still unequaled today, despite the fact that other manufacturers have tried repeatedly to achieve the same result.
The “baguette” movement has nothing to hide, which is why the best place for this masterpiece is on display inside these Jaeger LeCoultre 8 Day Skeleton clocks.
The “baguette” clocks are like fine pictures: to appreciate them to the fullest, they must be put under glass and given a frame to match their outstanding qualities.
This clock is in great, running condition. The case and base have very minor little wear and the movement is in immaculate condition. The clock has been serviced and comes with a 2 year guarantee on the work. Wind it once a week and it will continue to keep time for many decades. This clock was a service award in 1955 and the dedication is on the back side of the base out of sight.
Base and Movement are 24kt Gold Plate
Date of Manufacture: Circa 1950’s. This model was presented in 1955.
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