Jaeger-LeCoultre Kirby Beard-signed Indos alarm clock, tan alligator case

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This sleek, Jaeger clock has an especially intriguing dial, signed 'Kirby Beard & Co, Paris' and features distinctive slanted Art Deco numerals. It is of the rarer 'Indos' type of travel clocks, where the clock can be slid out from its case, so it can stand on a desk or bedside table. It also possesses an alarm function, to wake the weary or jet-lagged traveller.

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.