You might have read the news that the old documentary making company Pathé (active 1910-1970), now a division of EMI, has decided to release its entire archive of films over its own website and Youtube.
While browsing for some interesting content, I came across that amazing short documentary on watches entitled 'A Timely Topic!'
It is meant to show what was state of the art and fashionable in watches and clocks back in 1934.
Although it is not said as such in the narrative (the manufaturers are not mentionned), one can see that the entire document revolves around the 1933 LeCoultre catalog.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsSqojZHfHI
(in case the link would be altered by the Purists publishing platform, you will find the footage by looking for 'A Timely Topic!' Pathé in your search engine)
So, in this 2 minutes documentary, one can see a number of rare clocks, as well as early reversos and Duoplans
an early version of the rare rotating wall clock:
The original reverso
Hope you liked seing them live from a distant past...