A fine and very rare gilt brass Atmos Clock so-called 'Paco Robanne' model. Jaeger LeCoultre numbered 433307. Model number 5921, designed by Luigi Colani, circa 1975 5

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Lot 57
A fine and very rare gilt brass Atmos Clock so-called 'Paco Robanne' model.
Jaeger LeCoultre numbered 433307. Model number 5921, designed by Luigi Colani, circa 1975 5

Sold for £ 6,312 (US$ 8,105) inc. premium

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19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A fine and very rare gilt brass Atmos Clock so-called 'Paco Robanne' model.
Jaeger LeCoultre numbered 433307. Model number 5921, designed by Luigi Colani, circa 1975
The highly stylised case with shaped front cover hinged at the rear and continuing into the curvature of the base, the sides with perspex panels, set on hidden levelling screws with circular bubble level visible to the inside, the signed rectangular chapter ring with applied square numerals and bold black baton hands, the silent jewelled movement with lever escapement to a horizontal torsion pendulum wound continuously via the gilt brass vacuum chamber.


The lot is sold with its original double-doored signed leatherette case, the original cardboard outer box stamped 5921, two instruction booklets and a plastic safety guard. 25.5cms (10 inches) high (5)

Footnotes

  • This model of Atmos clock was made in limited numbers between 1973 and 1975. Luigi Colani (born 2 August 1928) is a German designer who desigs products such as cars, motorcycles and aircraft. The prime characteristic of his designs are rounded, organic forms which he claims are 'ergonomically superior' to traditional designs. During the 1960s he expanded into furniture and household objects, including his famous elephant piggy bank which he developed in 1963.

    "The earth is round, all the heavenly bodies are round; they all move on round or elliptical orbits. This same image of circular globe-shaped mini worlds orbiting around each other follows us right down to the micro-cosmos. We are even aroused by round forms in species propagation related eroticism. Why should I join the straying mass who want to make everything angular? I am going to pursue Galileo Galilei's philosophy: my world is also round." - Luigi Collani
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A fine and very rare gilt brass Atmos Clock so-called 'Paco Robanne' model. Jaeger LeCoultre numbered 433307. Model number 5921, designed by Luigi Colani, circa 1975 5
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