Jaeger-LeCoultre Ados alarm travel clock for Astrua Torino, salmon dial, rose gold case

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A rare and interesting addition to our collection of luxury clocks, this double-signed ‘Ados’ travel clock, by Jaeger-LeCoultre shares its legacy with Astrua Torino. Bearing signatures of both the Swiss manufacturer and the Italian retailer on the salmon dial, and combined with the patinated rose gold-plated case, it exposes an intriguing legacy.

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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