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Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos CHINESE AQUARIUM - ACRYLGLAS - CAL 526-5 - 1960er

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1960 | Original box | No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code 9AY8T8
Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre
Model Atmos
Movement Automatic
Year of production 1960 (Approximation)
Scope of delivery
Original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, Berlin
Price €5,500 (= $5,997) [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic


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Jaeger Le Coultre
Atmos v "Chinoise" (Marina)
Chinese Aquarium
Gold plated brass case
with elements made of acrylic glass
Supplied with original overcasing
from the 1960s

With an Atmos you acquire a beautiful and very sophisticated watch.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:
In 1928 Jean-Léon Reutter developed the Atmos table clock. This watch draws the mechanical energy to wind the mainspring from the smallest fluctuations in air pressure and temperature. A temperature change of 1 k (according to other data 2 k) is sufficient for an operating time of about 48 hours. The "Atmos" is still manufactured by the Swiss watch company Jaeger-Le Coultre and is the official state gift of Switzerland.

The first, now very rare, Atmos clocks with a mercury motor are now highly sought after by collectors. Jaeger-Le Coultre bought this patent and developed it further. In the 1930s, the mercury engine was replaced by the nitrous oxide engine, which is still used today.

To learn more about the history and the function of the Atmos, it is recommended to get the book "Living from the air - The history of the pendulum clock Atmos" by Jean Lebet.

A popular opinion is that the Atmos watches from the 1940s and 1950s have the best movement qualities, but of course younger Atmos are also very well made and therefore wonderful collector's items.

The Atmos is a very robust watch and has a very good accuracy. One of the manufacturer's old slogans even promises over 600 years of maintenance-free operation - which may be difficult to verify.

To enjoy the watch for a long time, you should follow a few rules:
Only allow watchmakers to work on the watch who know how to do this.
Be careful when cleaning the house - Cleaning and detergents have already damaged many watches - Never move the Atmos unsealed
do not expose to direct sunlight (dial in window sill)
vibration-free location and the scale should be optimally aligned.


Enamel white dial with Arabic numerals and gilded hands.

Gold plated brass case with acrylic glass. The front glass pane can be opened. Gilded Chinese depictions are embedded in the acrylic glass.

Dimensions: width 19 cm x height 24 cm x depth 14 cm.


Mechanical movement automatically wound by variations in atmospheric pressure and temperature; Jaeger Le Coultre Calibre 526-5.

Scope of delivery
Jaeger Le Coultre Atmos v "Chinoise" (Marina)
Original Jaeger Le Coultre Atmos Over Case
1 year warranty - Not on waterproofness
Our proprietary certificate in which the authenticity is certified

An extremely rare rarity,

that makes every collector's heart beat faster.

Clearance certificate

Beware of fakes on the Internet !

We assure that this object is a tested original. This will be confirmed again on the invoice.


This piece is also considered a value investment.


Over the years, the acrylic glass elements of the clock have aged. This manifests itself in stress cracks and a slight milky haze in the background of the acrylic glass elements (see photos).
The surface of the gilding of the brass shows small damages and traces of oxidation in places (see photos).

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