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LeCoultre
GILT BRASS ATMOS CLOCK SERIAL 36834 CIRCA 1970
Movement: cal. 528-8 Atmos patented, 15 jewels
Case: gilt brass, glazed case, plinth base
Size:  23.5 cm length, 19 cm width and 14 cm height
Signed: case, dial and movement 
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Catalogue Note

The first Atmos Clock was invented by a French engineer Jean-Leon Reutter in the late 1920s. He later sold his patent to the LeCoultre Watch Company, which is now better known as Jaeger-LeCoultre. The beauty of the Atmos clock is attributed to its time keeping method. The Atmos clock requires no mechanical or electrical intervention to keep time, but instead it uses the slightest changes in atmosphere to power its perpetual motion.

Important Watches

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Hong Kong