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This is a 1935 digital clock.

Jaeger Heures Sautantes 1935

Digital doesn't mean 'electronic'. Instead of using hands to point at numerals this watch displays moving numerals. It is called Heures Sautantes, "jumping hours" for its numeral-printed hour disc displaying hours in upper window. The clock was made by Jaeger, famous for its instrument clocks. The same company introduced a series of multi-purpose devices incorporating a desk/travel clock, thermometer and barometer - ADOS (Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos - a very sophisticated piece of mechanical art, the closest thing to perpetuum mobile, priced like a luxury car, - is another story).

Jaeger ADOS Standard Barometre 1932Jaeger ADOS Standard Barometre 1932

Jaeger ADOS Standard Barometre 1932

Jaeger ADOS Standard Barometre 1932

Jaeger-LeCoultre ADOS Standard Barometre 1940

Jaeger-LeCoultre ADOS Standard Barometre 1940

Along with the ADOS series there were numerous varieties of ADOS Baby and Mignonette desk clocks - similarly styled, sans barometer & thermometer but with 8 days power reserve, just like in a cockpit!

Jaeger Desk Clock with Power Reserve (ADOS Baby) 1935

Jaeger ADOS Baby 1935

Jaeger Desk Clock with Power Reserve (ADOS Mignonnette) 1935

Jaeger ADOS Mignonette 1935

To add to this businesslike luxury - some Jaeger / Jaeger LeCoultre desk and mantel clocks, with names and looks clearly ahead of their time:

Jaeger Heures Sautantes 1934Jaeger Heures Sautantes 1934

Jaeger-LeCoultre Mantel Clock 1934

Jaeger-LeCoultre Mantel Clock 1934

Jaeger Electric 1934

Jaeger Electric 1934

Jaeger Pendule Mysterieuse 1934

Jaeger Pendule Mysterieuse 1934

Jaeger-LeCoultre Chromed Clock 1935

Jaeger-LeCoultre Chromed Clock 1935

Jaeger-LeCoultre Double Face 1935

Jaeger-LeCoultre Double Face 1935

Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Electronic' 1940

Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Electronic' 1940

Jaeger-LeCoultre Desk Clock retailed by Rossello 1940

Jaeger-LeCoultre Desk Clock retailed by Rossello 1940

And, for a dessert, an early Atmos, 1940s:

Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Brevets Reutter No. 10160 1940s

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Comment by Anthony Scialla on September 6, 2012 at 11:20pm

Very Nice pics! Love the Desk clock, wicked sharp! I have a fondness for nice clock as some of my bloodline started Ingraham clocks.

Comment by Pilsner Panther on September 6, 2012 at 5:40am

These are absolutely beautiful clocks! My father owned one of those Jaeger ADOS folding desk clocks; it had a steel case painted forest green, and brass trim, and it probably came with a leather case when it was new. Unfortunately, I don't know what happened to it... except that I don't have it.

Comment by lord_k on September 5, 2012 at 11:35am

My pleasure, Docneg. Your pictures will be most welcome.

Comment by Docneg on September 5, 2012 at 11:33am

Those are just gorgeous!  I should take some pics of my old clocks, many of which I acquired during a period of collecting when each one seemed to be more beautiful than the last (you know how that goes).

Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Ant on September 4, 2012 at 8:24pm
Really like these - especially the 1940s ATMOS.

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