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Giant Art Deco Display Alarm Clock by JAZ S.A

$11,522.18

About

Compagnie Industrielle de Mechanique Horlogere-Paris (t/a JAZ S.A.) A monumentally large electrically-operated display alarm clock in the ‘Replic’ design of 1920, by the French firm C.I.M.H JAZ, with second alarm dial, deep chrome surround and pierced minute and second hands. With removable back, complete with over-sized faux winders and electrical cable, wired for Europe (but able to be modified). With metal plate fixed to the stand reading ‘Proprieté de C.I.M.H, 64 bis, Rue de Boetie PARIS, no. 29’. Notes: Founded by a small group of French engineers in 1919, JAZ was born out of an idea following the First World War, that there was lucrative and untapped market for well-designed and stylish alarm clocks, an essential element to getting the industrial workforce to their places of work on time. Their first model, The Classic was released in 1921. A much more melodic alarm bell compared to other clocks on the market, the luminous-faced Classic ‘L’ that closely followed sold 10,000 models in the first year, making it a massive commercial success. In 1957, JAZ had sold its 20 millionth clock, and more than a million timepieces were made by the company each year making it the largest clock manufacturer in France.

Details

  • Creator
    Jaz (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Width: 18.12 in. (46 cm)Depth: 11.82 in. (30 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Metal,Enameled
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. This piece has not been restored and has its all-original finish. There is some chipped paint to the rear and side edges of the case. This clock was made as a display piece for the JAZ showrooms and has a wonderful mid-century, industrial feel.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 61141stDibs: LU86804996843

Shipping & Returns

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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