Three traditional manufactures Hermès, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis collaborated to create the Atmos Hermès table clock, a limited edition crystal clock that quite literally lives on air.
“The crystal sphere houses a unique, almost perpetually moving mechanism developed by the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1928, which requires no battery, no electric current and no winding. It lives on air by means of an ingenious principle: a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gases that expands when the temperature rises and contracts when it drops. Connected to the mainspring of the clock, the capsule acts like a concertina or a pair of bellows, thereby constantly winding the mechanism. It is so sensitive that a one-degree temperature difference is enough to power it for 48 hours. “
Limited edition to only 176-pieces, the Hermés Atmos Clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre will sell for a price of 30,000 euros (approximately $39,000 USD).
Shape/dimensions Sphere: 276mm x 276mm x 272mm – Transparent crystal globe from Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, lined with white enamel, with a Rhodiumed 172mm diameter base. Weight 10 kg (+/- 1 kg). Glass extra-white mineral glass with black silkscreen printing – Hands black dauphine type
Movement is the Swiss mechanical perpetual winding JLC in-house caliber 560a with 15 jewels, and one vibration per minute.
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