The Atmos Hermès clock
March 11, 2013
Hermès, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Les Cristalleries de St. Louis, collaborated to produce the Atmos Hermès clock. Presented in a beautiful handmade transparent crystal globe (276 x 276 x 276 mm). The Atmos Hermes is powered by a Jaeger-LeCoultre manufactured Atmos movement, caliber Jaeger-LeCoultre 560a. It has an annular balance, a 15 jewel movement, and it operates at a frequency of 1 vibraion per minute. It is powered by air, mechanical near perpetual winding occurs thanks to fluctuations in temperature. Even a fluctuation as small as 1 degree can power the clock for 48-hours.
The sphere is made with an extra-white mineral glass with black silkscreen printing. The mechanism features a satin-brushed rhodiumed and polished finish. Hours and minutes are displayed via black dauphine type hands. Rhodiumed 172 mm-diameter base. Limited to 176 pieces. If you are interested in how learning more about how the Atmos is powered, or how the glass sphere was produced, then read on below.