Polished Precision, Circa 1930

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The polished workmanship in this compact 35mm camera is hard to miss. The Jaeger LeCoultre Compass was one of the most technically advanced gadgets in its day almost 70 years ago, in the 1930s. It was produced by Swiss watch and clock manufacturer, also famous for its long-time partnership with luxury car makers. Jaeger LeCoultre sign can be found on the instrument panels of Bentley, Aston Martin, Lancia Astura, Delahaye, etc.

Designed by Noel Pemberton as a clock and completed in machined aluminum body, the Compass bears a retail price around $1800/$2200 presently. The 1938 advertisement declared the Jaeger Le Coultre Compass the embodiment of scientific system in miniature cameras. “Built like a watch – as simple to use.”

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~ by eaesthete on 03/16/09.

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