Jaeger-LeCoultre and Marc Newson first worked together on an Atmos clock back in 2008. And since then they have created a number of collaborations, including here and here.

For 2016, Marc Newson worked with the Le Sentier-based manufacture once again to create a unique version of the iconic Atmos clock.

The Atmos 568 by Marc Newson clock is housed in a beautiful monoblock Baccarat crystal globe. And like all Atmos clocks, the movement is powered by changes in the temperature of the air.

Inside of the crystal-clear housing, the Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 568 mechanical movement is fully visible from all angles. Consisting of 211 parts, a glass dial with blue transferred numerals, two-tone blue hands, brushed stainless steel counterweight, and an annular balance wheel with an oscillating period of 60 seconds – the Atmos 568 is both a technical masterpiece and a visual work of art.

The clock displays the hour, minute, month, and even has a perpetual moon-phase indication (1 day’s discrepancy every 3861 years).

Marc Newson explains his affinity with this clock: “I was thrilled to have been asked to design an Atmos because it is a timepiece that I have loved since I first saw one when I was in my early teens. An Atmos for me is a complex and magical object, it seemingly runs on perpetual motion or the closest thing to it and it needs a constant environment to function in. It is as if it is a living thing – you have the feeling that it can sense your presence – which I find strangely comforting.”

The Atmos 568 by Marc Newson clock retails for $28,000. (Ref. Q5165107)

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