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.
An improvement from previous executions from the 1920s which only featured a 2-day power reserve, this example features an 8-day power reserve, as indicated by the 'Eight Days' signature at 6 o’clock. The calibre is manually-wound, operated through a crown at 6 o’clock, which is easily accessible.
The "Asprey" signature adds to the rarity and appeal of this travel clock, with the LeCoultre signature discretely placed at 12 o'clock. Founded in 1781, Asprey & Co. has supplied a clientele of aristocrats, foreign heads of states and wealthy industrialists. In its glory days, from its New Bond Street address, the retailer was a destination for individuals of refinement and discernment, seeking articles of exclusive design and high quality. For horological aficionados, Asprey will no doubt be familiar as a notable retailer of Patek Philippe, including a recently surfaced Asprey-signed ref. 2499, and for being the official supplier of Rolex watches to the Sultan of Oman.
The dial is well-preserved, with the blued-steel hands and painted indexes having developed a warm patina, which beautifully complements the cream dial. The black calf outer-case is in good condition throughout and contrasts the cream tone of the dial, enhancing the overall visual presence of the clock.