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'Porthole' clock, Jaeger le Coultre
Jaeger le Coultre for Hermès, Paris
A fine quality and very heavy gauge desk or mantel clock in the form of a ship’s porthole. The heavy silver-plated circular frame surrounding a gilded face with classic numerals, seen behind a hinged ‘porthole’ with glass window and a single threaded latch or ‘dog’, enabling access to the movement behind.
Marked Jaeger le Coultre and Hermès to the clock face. French, circa 1950s.
Height: 6½ inches (17 cm), diameter 6½ inches (17 cm).