This is a piece that intrigues me for so many reasons, the first one being that its actually survived in such good condition since the 1930’s especially when you consider its got a delicate glass globe which is overlaid with paper .
The glass globe shows a world map from J. Forest Paris and has a diameter of 20 cm
The clever design of this enables the clock to be used as an approximate world time clock, using the mechanical key wound cal 201 movement. The time is shown beneath two red ‘triangles’ on the base, via a disc, with two 12-hour time zones. Of the two zones, one displays a lighter colouration, representing the day, with the other darker-toned section showing the night hours. A smaller, 24-hour scale is also visible, seen above the large Arabic numerals.
For setting the world-time display, the globe can be loosened and the country of choice, aligned to the red triangles displaying time. With this, the Mappemonde displays an approximation of the time globally.
The globe sits on a marble base with Jaeger Le-Coultre signed plate.
As you can see on the images attached the original electrics do work but we would recommend if you wanted to use this now it should be professionally rewired to meet today’s standards of safety.
The paper has a few small areas of minor damage, but I think that’s only to be expected although it really has to be seen to appreciate just how well it has survived
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