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While our main focus here at analog/shift is exceptional vintage wristwatches, we'd be lying if we told you there weren't other things that "tick" that catch our eye. Whether a pocket watch, wall clock, stopwatch, or yachting timer, we are forever drawn to beautiful horological design, and when we come across something killer, chances are it will end up on display in our offices.
Travel alarm clocks represent a side note of analog history that we have often been drawn to, and a number of vintage pieces line the shelves at Analog/Shift HQ and in our homes. Once used extensively by global travelers, adventurers, and businessmen, these little clocks are incredibly cool pieces of kit, even if they are entirely obsolete!
Jaeger-LeCoultre, the storied manufacture from Le Sentier, was once as well-known for their mechanical instruments (including gauges, measurement devices, and clocks) as they were for their wristwatches, and we're always on the lookout for excellent vintage examples. Perhaps the most desirable configuration for these mid-century devices featured a "weather station" alongside the clock - which is exactly what we have here.
If pairing a beautiful luminous dial design reminiscent of the iconic Reverso with a classically styled thermometer and barometer (in Celsius, natch) wasn't enough, this particular one is signed by Hermès and comes wrapped in an absolutely stunning brown crocodile leather case. In absolutely brilliant condition, this particular clock shows just the right amount of patina for a piece made around the time of the Second World War, including beautiful aged lume and beautiful leather wrap that has stood the test of time. Best of all? The alarm function still rings loud and true!
Admittedly, your iPhone probably does a better job of accurate timing and measurement, but doesn't come nearly as close to being this great looking...
Clock is approximately 5.75 inches long by 4.15 inches wide and 1.2 inches thick in closed condition. Case is wrapped in brown crocodile skin.
Overall Condition: Clock is in excellent condition overall, showing normal signs of wear from age and use. Light patina is visible on the clock and barometer dials. Luminous material on hour markers and hands has aged evenly and appears original. Clock and alarm function still function with guarantees to accuracy. Outer leather wrap shows some wear and light cracking, slight lifting on the inner cover. Serial number embossed on inner flap.