Jaeger-LeCoultre Cartier-signed Ados travel clock, brown case

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This Cartier-signed LeCoultre 'Ados'-style clock is a reminder of the spirit and romance of the earliest days of travel. An excellent companion to any bedside table, the clock can also be placed on a desk as an elegant touch, or brought along on a cruise or extended holiday to help recapture the romance of a lost time.

How travel transformed timekeeping

As the world began to think more internationally, we needed a fast way to get from coast to coast. Trains and boats were reliable, but not nearly fast enough. Enter the pioneers of the early 20th century who attempted to make manned flight a reality. Chief among them were the Wright brothers and Alberto Santos-Dumont.