The Jaeger 4 ATM was produced for the French watchmaker for a very short period between 1968 and 1971. This watch is certainly one of the more mysterious chronographs out there as to why it was produced, but with an estimation that less than 100 examples were produced, this is one of the rarest chronographs of the era.
As there is no official model name for this watch, it is nicknamed ‘4 ATM’ due to the engraving on the caseback denoting its depth rating. With a typical panda dial layout and large bevelled case, this is a classic chronograph from the 60’s reminiscent of many other sports watches of the time.
This example has aged in a beautifully unique way- with the silver sunburst dial developing a champagne-toned patina and the black subdials fading into a purple-grey hue. This gives the 4 ATM an amazing depth as depending on the light, it reflects different tones.
Powered by the trusty Valjoux 72, it is a high-quality column wheel movement that is shared with watches such as the famous Rolex Daytona and Heuer Autavia, amongst others.
This is truly an uncommon sports chronograph from the late 60’s and it is so rare, that to this day it remains largely under the radar.