Türler Alarm Travel Clock | 8 Day
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 Türler, 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 'EIGHT DAYS' 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 Türler signature adds to the rarity and appeal of this travel clock, with no mention of Jaeger LeCoultre on the dial. Founded in February 1883, Türler is one of the oldest watch retailers in Europe, having marked its name on many double-signed Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet watches back in the day. With double-signed dials having a long and storied history, it's a nice detail to find on a clock such as this.
The salmon dial is well-preserved, with hints of copper and gold colouration. The blued-steel cathedral hands and painted numerals have developed a warm patina, which beautifully complement the black dial. The textured tan calf outer-case is in excellent condition and brings out the salmon colour of the dial, enhancing the overall visual presence of the clock.
|Brand:||Jaeger LeCoultre x Türler|
|Features:||salmon dial, tan calf case
|Case:||Stainless steel clock; 105mm x 62mm leather outer-case|
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