As mentioned, the Jaeger-LeCoultre 125 Years Jubilé Collection from 1958 included both watches and clocks. In total, four men’s wrist watches, two ladies wrist watches, three table clocks and one Atmos.
I have reported on T.W.O of the table clocks already, the reference 69 and the reference 70. The third one is the reference 380 which I will be focusing on here.
For pervious Jaeger-LeCoultre 125 Years Jubilé Collection watches and clocks, see links in the end of this report.
The reference 380 is a rather large table clock. The design-base is the same as the reference 69 – square, yellow metal alloy, bolts in each corner which are a part of the construction and the decoration of the clock.
The hands on the 380 is quite unusual and out of character compared to other Jaeger-LeCoultre clocks. The big circle head on the hour hand and straight minute hand – but I like them and think they work very well considering the size of this clock.
In the French 1958 Jaeger-LeCoultre catalogue it is detailed as 160 x 160 mm and 50 mm thick. These are the measurements if the corners would not have been rounded off and the thickness includes the bolt heads on both sides…
Exactly like the reference 69 and 70, the sides have black lacquer surface.
In the multi-language Jaeger-LeCoultre catalogue from 1963, the 380 is detailed as 155 x 155 mm…
The real measurements is actually in between – 157 x 157 mm and 41 mm thick if not including the bolt heads.
With the exception of the size between the 69 and the 380, there are T.W.O another significant differences: one is that the 380 lack the alarm function, the other is that 380 is a duoface clock!
Yes, both sides of the clock have a dial – same as on a duoface Reverso, but here both dials looks the same!
To illustrate this, I put T.W.O 380 clocks side by side, one with the front and ne with the back towards the camera (which one is which, you have to decide).
Except for the logo and the encircled “8”, both case and dial are symmetrical.
Inside is a 8-days movement. I am still to identify which Calibre that is able to run two sets of hands on opposite sides of the clock.
I suspect it must be one of the several Calibre 2nn, 8-days movements. Both runs smoothly, but once I will have one of them serviced, I will find out.
The setting/winding crown is located at the bottom of the clock.
Must say that I really enjoy this rather large duoface clock! Over the years I have seen some but not many of the 380, guessing that not very many were made and even fewer survived as it is rather heavy – if you would knock it over it would most likely break both glass and dial…
Here are three of the four Jaeger-LeCoultre 125 Years Jubilé Collection Clocks: left 70, right 69, in the back 380.
When you see them in a group like this, you realise how close they are in design, yet different in functionality – the 69: time and alarm – the 70: time, alarm, thermometer and barometer – the 380: time, duoface.
For size reference, here together with the E 168 Geophysic:
I am still missing the Atmos (VI), but one day…
There is still a lot to write about the this very special collection… More to come, stay tuned!