JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE RHODIUM-PLATED AND BACCARAT CRYSTAL LIMITED EDITION ATMOS CLOCK WITH MONTH INDICATION, MOON PHASES, CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN AND BOX, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATMOS CLOCK
JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE RHODIUM-PLATED AND BACCARAT CRYSTAL LIMITED EDITION ATMOS CLOCK WITH MONTH INDICATION, MOON PHASES, CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN AND BOX, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATMOS CLOCK
JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE RHODIUM-PLATED AND BACCARAT CRYSTAL LIMITED EDITION ATMOS CLOCK WITH MONTH INDICATION, MOON PHASES, CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN AND BOX, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATMOS CLOCK
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JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE RHODIUM-PLATED AND BACCARAT CRYSTAL LIMITED EDITION ATMOS CLOCK WITH MONTH INDICATION, MOON PHASES, CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN AND BOX, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATMOS CLOCK

SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, ATMOS 561 BY MARC NEWSON, SERIE LIMITEE NO. 168/888, REF. 516.51.01, MOVEMENT NO. 735’301, CIRCA 2008

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JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE RHODIUM-PLATED AND BACCARAT CRYSTAL LIMITED EDITION ATMOS CLOCK WITH MONTH INDICATION, MOON PHASES, CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN AND BOX, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATMOS CLOCK
SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, ATMOS 561 BY MARC NEWSON, SERIE LIMITEE NO. 168/888, REF. 516.51.01, MOVEMENT NO. 735’301, CIRCA 2008
Movement: cal. Jaeger-LeCoultre 561, wound by changes in the air pressure, 15 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: Baccarat crystal mounted on a rhodium-plated metal base with three hidden height-adjustable feet, removable front panel, 147 mm. wide, 265 mm. overall length, 230 mm. high
With: Jaeger-LeCoultre undated Certificate of Origin, blank International Guarantee, product literature, presentation box and outer bag
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Lot Essay

The present Atmos clock is in excellent, like new overall condition and sold with the full set of accessories. It is no. 168 of the limited edition of 888 examples made to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Atmos model in 2008.

Designed by Marc Newson, the Atmos 561 is housed in a special crystal case made by the famous company Baccarat, enclosing the mechanism which appears to float suspended as if by magic. To allow the light to shine directly on the Atmos without changing its colours, this extra-clear material was chosen as it is almost invisible and offers a remarkable transparency, showing the clock in an unprecedented manner.

The hours and minutes are indicated on the transparent dial, month and moon are featured on two rotating disks.

The futuristic clock is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s cal. 561 consisting of 284 hand-made rhodium plated parts with annular balance. The energy is drawn from the smallest changes in temperature, a one-degree fluctuation is enough to drive it for two full days.

Marc Newson
Australian designer Marc Newson (born 20 October 1963) was selected by the Time Magzin as one of the most important personalities in the world and is internationally known for his great originality and its visionary design. Moreover between 1994 and 2012 he co-founded the watch company Ikepod (see lot 179 in this auction).

Atmos
Jean-Léon Reutter invented the first prototype of an Atmos clock in 1928, since 1935 it has been commercialized and improved by Jaeger-LeCoultre. To achieve the concept of eternal motion, the clock derives its energy from the expansion and contraction of a capsule that includes a mixture of gas and liquid that responds to changes in barometric pressure. When the capsule is connected to the mechanism of the watch, temperature fluctuations constantly drive the movement without the need for manual mounting.

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