Art Deco Travel / Alarm Clock by Jaeger Le Coultre

Art Deco Travel / Alarm Clock By JaegerLe Coultre

 

Steel case covered with fine black leather hinged to provide support and act as a cover when travelling. The case with brass plaque to the inside cover for the retailer ‘Birch & Gaydon Ltd, 153 Fenchurch St, E.C.3’.

 

Chrome cased timepiece with cream dial, Arabic numerals and original luminous hands signed ‘Jaeger Le Coultre’.

 

Eight day Swiss movement by JaegerLe Coultre with central winder.  C.1930

 

Birch & Gaydon were established as silversmiths in 1790,   The business appears to have begun with William Turner, a watchmaker, in c.1760, trading in Cornhill, London.  The business passed to William Birch in c.1840; Henry Gaydon joined the business in 1877 and it was renamed Birch & Gaydon.  The business was acquired by Asprey & Co in 1959.

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