Lot 2004
  • 2004


8,000 - 12,000 HKD
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Movement: cal. 528-8 Atmos patented, 15 jewelsCase: gilt brass, glazed case, plinth baseSize:  23.5 cm length, 19 cm width and 14 cm heightSigned: case, dial and movement 


The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is clean with very light scratches on the bezel edge. The case with few scratches. Overall in good condition. * Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time or for the duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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.