“Lilac-Colored Curved Art Deco Clock” Léon Hatot, (ATO), No. 75616. Made circa 1935. Fine, Art Deco, pressed glass, battery-powered electromagnetic mantel clock. Rectangular, stepped sided pressed and frosted glass case and a metal drum housing the movement. Square glass with raised Art Deco numerals, inner minute track. Black baton hands. Battery-powered, electromagnetic pendulum. Case and movement signed. Dim. 17 x 23.5 cm. Notes Léon Hatot A watchmaker, jeweler, goldsmith, inventor, he was born at Châtillon sur Seine in 1883. He made movements for all the top Parisian firms, including Van Cleef, Boucheron and Mauboussin. He made electric clocks under the name of ATO, invented the 'Rolls' self-winding movement licensed to Blancpain, and took over the business of the famous Paul Garnier. At the outbreak of World War II, the firm closed its jewelry business and the remaining stock was kept in a bank vault until it was sold at auction in Geneva in 1989. Leon Hatot died in 1953.