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SIHH 2010: Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clocks

January 23, 2010

Atelier-Atmos2.jpgMarc Newson discussing design in the Jaeger-LeCoultre atmos atelier

Marc Menant of JLC says, "The Atmos clock is intimately bound up with time itself. First of all, through its mechanism which is driven by infinitely small successive changes in temperature. And secondly through its style, which has brought it majestically and serenely through the decades for over 80 years. Only the oscillations of its annular balance and the regular dance of its hands serve as sutble reminders that the time is still turning. Two new creations sublimate the spirit of a collection with an almost perpetual mechanism that remains an impressive technical feat to this day. One is a re-edition of a 1930s clock, and the other a contemporary piece in Baccarat crystal designed by Marc Newson. Both express the language of time through a pure design that exalts its inherent complexity."

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Atelier-Atmos1.jpgMarc Newson in the Jaeger-LeCoultre atmos atelier

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