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Jaeger-LeCoultre. Made as a special presentation piece, circa 1953.
Fine and unique, Perspex, silvered and gilt metal, wood and stone-set, 8-day going table
clock with visible movement and partial world map with longitudes and latitudes.
Rectangular, Perspex, 12 gilt-brass screw heads each engraved with a sign of the
zodiac, blue Perspex back enclosing a cut-out partial world map of Europe, Africa and
the Americas, a ship in full sial in the South Atlantic Ocean, outer border engraved
with degrees of longitude and latitude, the Perspex engraved with the grid and compass
points, some world cities highlighted with colored stones: London, Birmingham,
Paris, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Francfurt, Basel, Zurich, Havana, Santa Domingo, Monrovia,
Accra, Lagos and Port Harcourt, South America engraved "Herrn W Preiswerk
Tissot zum 13 April 1953 von allen seinen Mitarbeiten am Nonnenweg".
Inset within the case, chapter ring with applied gilt faceted hour indexes. Brushed
gilt skeleton lozenge hands with white tips.
Gilt-brass with linear wheel train, 15 jewels, straight- line lever escapement, monometallic
balance, self-compensating flat balance spring.
Perspex crystal signed.
DIM. 30.5 x 26.5 x 12 cm.
Hern W. Preiswerk Tisot
was a specialist in tropical
medicine based at the Swiss
Tropical Institute in Basel during
the 1950s and 1960s. This clock
was evidently specially made as a
presentation piece recording his
world travels during his work for
the institute.