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Jaeger-LeCoultre
Mappemonde | Illuminated | Desk Clock

Jaeger Cal. 201

Regular price


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Jaeger-LeCoultre
Mappemonde | Illuminated | Desk Clock

Jaeger Cal. 201

Regular price


The Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 8-day Mappemonde desk clock (Ref. 163) has become incredibly collectable in recent years. With a delicate glass globe overlaid with paper gores (to a scale of 1:65,000,000,) the Mappemonde is not only a gentleman’s globe, but also a rather novel take on an approximated world-time clock. The gores themselves are by J. Forest, with an address on the globe noted (17-19, Rue de Buci, Paris).

Resting upon an octagonal bakelite base, the mechanical side to the clock is Jaeger’s Cal. 201, with a rhodium-plated, straight-line lever escapement. Wound and set through a key and stem, respectively, these are recessed into the back of the base, as with the electrical connection for the globe’s lighting. The time is shown beneath two red ‘triangles’ on the base, via a disc, with two 12-hour time zones. Of the two zones, one displays a lighter colouration, representing the day, with the other darker-toned section showing the night hours. A smaller, 24-hour scale is also visible, seen above the large Arabic numerals.

For setting the world-time display, the globe can be loosened and the country of choice, aligned to the red triangles displaying time. With this, the Mappemonde displays an approximation of the time globally.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Model: Illuminated Globe Desk Clock - Mappemonde
Movement: Cal. 201, rhodium-plated, straight-line lever escapement
Functions: glass globe overlaid with paper gores, hours/minutes
Features: illuminated terrestrial globe, time-display disc
Dimensions:
Height 25cm x Diameter 20cm
Diameter: 20cm
Date: circa 1930s
This Jaeger-LeCoultre Mappemonde remains in good, working condition.

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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