Used as a desk or bedside clock by both ladies and gentlemen, one of the collectable’s key features is its capacity to open and close, allowing the clock to be protected during transport or stand up straight when rested on a flat surface. Designed for practical use, it features an alarm function which still functions.
An improvement from previous executions from the 1920s which only featured a 2-day power reserve, this clock features an 8-day power reserve, as indicated by the "8 JOURS" signature at six o’clock. It also displays "JAEGER" on the dial, as is characteristic of some pieces from the period, which only carried a partial signature.
The dial is well-preserved, with the blued-steel hands and painted indexes having developed a warm patina, which beautifully complements the black dial. The dial layout is reminiscent of Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso designs from the same period, which was recently reintroduced by the brand in various configurations.
The dark brown textured calf outer-case is in good condition considering its age and brings out the brown patina of the dial, enhancing the overall visual presence of the clock.
The calibre is manually-wound, operated through a crown at six o’clock, which is easily accessible. Concealed within the crown, the button for the alarm setting moves the alarm indicator backwards by one minute, with each activation. One would like to imagine that these were intentionally conceived by Jaeger in order to facilitate changing the time (and alarm) when crossing between timezones.