It has hundreds of inventions, patents and over one thousand movement to its name, including the world's smallest movement, one of the world's most complicated wristwatches Complication, and a timepiece of near perpetural movement (the Atmos Clock). In 1844, he invented the world's most precise measuring instrument at the time, the Millionomètre, and in 1847 he created a keyless system to rewind and set watches.
In 1903, Paris-based watchmaker to the French Navy, Edmond Jaeger, challenged Swiss manufacturers to develop and produce the ultra-thin movements that he had invented. Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoine's grandson who was responsible for production at LeCoultre & Cie.Accepted the challenge, giving rise to a collection of ultra-thin pocket watches, including the thinnest in the world in 1907, equipped with the LeCoultre Calibre 145. The same year, French jeweller Cartier one of Jaeger's clients, signed a contract with the Parisian watchmaker under which all Jaeger movements for a period of fifteen years would be exclusive to Cartier. The movements were produced by LeCoultre. Edmond Jaeger also acquired the patent for the atmospherically driven clock Atmos from its inventor Jean-Léon Reutter and licensed it to LeCoultre from 1936. The collaboration between Jaeger and LeCoultre led to the company being officially renamed Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1937. Frost Bros were a family firm with long standing tradition and expertise. The family business originated in Hatton Garden, London, manufacturing, repairing and servicing clocks and watches for the principle London Jewellers - Royalty were also amongst their clientele.
However, Thomas Frost's business flourished in Hatton Garden until the Second World War, when Thomas Simmonds Frost was assigned by the Royal Air Force to repair specialist instrumentation that was damaged during sorties with the enemy - this kept him fully occupied for most of the war years. Post war, the business re-established itself in Hampstead, North London, where both his sons, Anthony and Brian Frost served their apprenticeships under the watchful eye of their father. Following the sons apprenticeshship to their father in London, they continued the business at Montague Street Worthing in West Sussex for many years, until the business recently closed. Box 7.5" x 7" x 3.25.Clock 6.5" x 6.25" x 2.5. But bear in mind if the item is going to weigh over 2kg after packing we will have to use a Courier and there is often a steep increase in prices then? We will be happy to quote for couriers too. Please check with your country? The item "Vintage Jaeger LeCoultre Skeleton Clock AND Original Box'60s for Repair" is in sale since Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Post-1900". The seller is "moorwinds" and is located in Truro. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain.