Wednesday, January 7, 2015
It's About Time!
Happy New Year from all of us at AYPToday! As we are thinking about the future, it is important to think about our most precious and irreplaceable resource - our time. Lucky for us this auction has some wonderful items to help us remember to guard our moments as they are fleeting.
Certainly one of the most interesting items is item #124 the Wonderful Atmos-Le Coultre Clock. As we mentioned in the description Atmos is the brand name of a mechanical clock manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre in Switzerland which does not need to be wound manually. It gets the energy it needs to run from temperature and atmospheric pressure changes in the environment, and can run for years without human intervention. Its power source is an internal hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gaseous and liquid ethyl chloride, which expands into an expansion chamber as the temperature rises, compressing a spiral spring; with a fall in temperature the gas condenses and the spring slackens. This motion constantly winds the mainspring.The case can be removed. This is fascinating everything is visible. Beautiful from every side. Made in Switzerland Serial Number 28187 that dates it to the Fifties. 15 jewels. Please note that it seems to have a separated chain.
We have many wonderful clocks in different form there are mantle clocks see item 27, and wall clocks. Laura Ashley is represented in a pretty china bedroom clock in item 126 as well as a bone china Thistle Plate by Royal Vale that was made in England. If you like stained glass we know you will enjoy the clock in item 123. The category clocks will help you keep time beautifully.
Some wonderful framed reproduction art posters devoted to timepieces can be found in item 148.
Mother Teresa said it best, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”