Jaeger-LeCoultre
Gübelin Alarm Travel Clock | 8 Day

Alligator outer-case

Regular price £1,200

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Jaeger-LeCoultre
Gübelin Alarm Travel Clock | 8 Day

Alligator outer-case

Regular price £1,200

This Jaeger LeCoultre travel clock is a charming relic of the early days of jet-set international travel. At a time when travel was equal parts glamour and adversity, this elegant travel clock would have been a valued companion. Unusually, the dial is signed by "E. Gübelin", in reference to the historic retailer based in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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, emitting a loud and crisp sound. 

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 '8' signature at 6 o’clock. The calibre is manually-wound, operated through a crown at 6 o’clock, which is easily accessible. Concealed within the crown, the button for the alarm setting moves the alarm indicator backwards by 1 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), for example when crossing between timezones. 

The "E. Gübelin" signature adds to the rarity and appeal of this travel clock, with no mention of Jaeger LeCoultre on the dial. Founded in 1854, Gübelin is one of the oldest watch retailers in Europe, having marked its name on many double-signed Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet watches back in the day. 

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 black alligator outer-case is in excellent condition and brings out the brown patina of the dial, enhancing the overall visual presence of the clock.

Brand: Jaeger LeCoultre x E. Gübelin
Model: Travel Clock
Functions: Time, Alarm
Features: black dial, alligator case
Case: Stainless steel clock; 105mm x 62mm leather outer-case
Crystal: Plexiglass
Year: 1940s
This Jaeger LeCoultre "E. Gübelin" Alarm Travel Clock has been recently serviced, and remains in very good working condition. It comes with a one-year warranty from A Collected Man.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our objects. 

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your object will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the object, with all items delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

You may cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the object has been delivered to you. Any reclaimable import duties will however remain your responsibility.

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