Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 383 gilt brass vintage desk clock, circa 1960
A stylish gilt brass keyless winding 8-day duration slanted desk clock with date indication
This stylish clock has a circular case with slanted base to enable easy viewing when placed on a desk or table. The Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 228 movement has an 8-day duration and was therefore designed to be wound just once a week. Calibre 228 was first introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1955 and this example dates to circa 1960. The silvered dial is in lovely condition and has a very handsome configuration with bold, flat, gold coloured batons at the quarters and black intersecting lines for the intervening hours. The aperture for the date changes automatically each day but also has provision for fast date adjustment via a lever set to the back of the case, adjacent to the winder for powering the clock.
[M] Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 228 manually wound 8-day movement, lever escapement, mono-metallic balance [D] silvered dial, applied gold coloured baton numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, the intervening hours with black intersecting linear hour indication, aperture for date at 3 o’clock, 8 within a roundel above 6 o’clock to indicate 8-day power duration [C] gilt brass circular case with polished chamfered bezel, wedge form pierced base, separate winder and hand setting crown to case back, sliding aperture for regulation
45mm maximum height
One year guarantee – this desk clock has been serviced and overhauled
Black Bough certificate