Jaeger-LeCoultre Ados Leroy-signed Travel Clock, Gold-plated With Black Lizard Case

£950
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This Jaeger-LeCoultre travel clock is an attractive piece that bears a rare double-signature, “L. Leroy & Cie.”, the historic brans of watchmakers and retailers, based in Paris. With its classic styling and look, the double-signed dial and the excellent condition, the piece truly captures the allure and mystery of the earliest days of transcontinental travel and Ados clocks.

HOW TRAVEL TRANSFORMED TIMEKEEPING

The way we keep track of time has changed considerably over the course of human history. From the use of sundials and water clocks, transitioning to mechanical timekeepers and later electrical timers regulated by satellites. Travel on a local, and later a global scale, has been a key driving force behind these changes and innovations. As our means of travelling became more efficient and our world got increasingly smaller, our methods of telling time needed to keep up.

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