Atmos Jour de Naissance

Q5145206

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Atmos Jour de Naissance

Brand  : Jaeger-LeCoultre
Collection  : ATMOS
Model  : Atmos Jour de Naissance
Reference  : Q5145206
Complement : Table Clock - Blue Version
On sale : 2009

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  • Brand  : Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Collection  : ATMOS
    Model  : Atmos Jour de Naissance
    Reference  : Q5145206
    Complement : Table Clock - Blue Version
    On sale : 2009
    List Price : 12 900 €
    Types : Mechanical almost perpetual
    Calibre : Jaeger-LeCoultre 564
    Calibre distinction : Hand decorated
    Complication : Months Indicator
    Moon Phases
    Dial : Mother-of-pearl
    Dial color : Blue
    Display : Dauphine-shaped hands
    Indexes : Roman numerals

DESCRIPTION

  • The start of a wonderful collection

    The daringly innovative Atmos Birth Date embodies an idea destined for a fine future, since the Atmos clock, an eternally youthful young lady born 80 years ago in the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshops, takes on a tender, mischievous appearance while losing nothing of its seductive appeal.

    While the horological icon with the almost perpetual mechanism continues to count off the hours and minutes of the world’s most eminent figures, it now turns into a wonderful gift when the time comes to celebrate a happy event and, according to a well-established tradition, comes in pastel pink or blue versions. For the first time within this rich collection, its base is adorned with the name of the newborn child that it will faithfully accompany through all stages of his or her life, because the Atmos movement continues to represent a challenge to mechanical laws and to the ephemeral nature of human accomplishments.

    Youthful modernity

    With its entirely transparent glass cabinet, the Atmos Birth Date keeps silent and benevolent watch over the destiny of the child for whom it faithfully marks off the hours, days and years. In addition to the first name, family name and date of birth engraved on the base, it is also possible to have the exact day of the birth appear on the month disc. The official gift presented by the Swiss Federal government to its illustrious guests thus reprises and extends its role as a symbol destined to witness life’s most meaningful moments. While a certain undeniable gravitas befits this mechanism that makes light of the passing of time as if by magic, the designers of the Manufacture have successfully endowed the Atmos Birth Date with a distinctly modern touch, imbuing their creation with a refreshingly innocent air. Delicately inlaid with pink or blue mother-of-pearl, the twelve segments of the hour circle feature the infinitely repeated name Atmos in a motif interrupted only by the succession of Roman numerals. Meanwhile, the moon-phase display features a disc of which the upper part appears at 6 o’clock, above the Atmos and Jaeger-LeCoultre inscriptions. The Atmos Birth Date also exists in two jewellery variations, set with ten diamonds on the moon disc and nine diamonds on the dial, complete with a mother-of-pearl inlaid hour circle and base. The latter exceptional creations, which will be issued in two limited series of just eight – eight blue and eight pink – are a fabulous illustration of the famous proverb expressed by the French poet and playwright Corneille, who wrote that value/valour does not wait upon the passing of years.

    In the avant-garde for the past 80 years

    The origins of the Atmos clock date back to 1928, when it was invented by the Neuchâtel-born engineer Jean-Léon Reutter, who had been fascinated since his earliest youth by the myth of perpetual motion. His incredible mechanism, based on a system that is still in the avant-garde today, was subsequently taken up by Jacques-David LeCoultre. He called upon the full resources of his watch Manufacture to develop the project and bring it to the series-production stage. A splendid representative of the luxury clock segment, the Atmos has lent its unfailingly accurate and serene presence to the reflective moments of such eminent figures as Sir Winston Churchill, J.F. Kennedy, General de Gaulle and HM King Juan Carlos 1st. 80 years after its invention, the operating principle of the Atmos remains unique in the world. The clock draws the energy required to operate from tiny variations in temperature resulting in the contraction or expansion of a gas contained within an airtight bellows that dilates and retracts in turn. The incessant repetition of this phenomenon can be compared with breathing, and the to-and-fro motion winds a barrel that drives a mechanism requiring an exceptionally small amount of energy – since a one-degree variation is enough to keep it running for 48 hours.

    An extraordinary wager on the future

    Nonetheless, this prodigiously accurate mechanism could not possibly beat to the cadence of our hectic modern lives, and the annular balance of the clock, which is perfectly visible through the glass cabinet, performs just two majestic vibrations per minute. Thus, by virtue of a modus operandi governed by the supreme principle of economy, an Atmos consumes 250 times less energy than a standard mechanical wristwatch. Or, to give another eloquent example, it would take no less than 60 million Atmos clocks to light up a single 15-watt bulb. This sparing attitude makes the Atmos clock the least energy-consuming mechanism ever invented. The privilege of slowness also lies in the almost total absence of wear and thus aging of this mechanism that appears to literally live on air and which, 80 years after its birth, is still the closest any object has ever come to perpetual motion.

    In an era when humankind is facing the stark limits of available energy resources, the fabulous operating principle of the Atmos certainly shows the path to follow for the little girls and boys who will become tomorrow’s engineers, inventors and discoverers. And doubtless many of them will acknowledge, a few decades from now, that the Atmos Birth Date has faithfully served them as an inexhaustible source of wonderment and inspiration.

  • The start of a wonderful collection

    The daringly innovative Atmos Birth Date embodies an idea destined for a fine future, since the Atmos clock, an eternally youthful young lady born 80 years ago in the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshops, takes on a tender, mischievous appearance while losing nothing of its seductive appeal.

    While the horological icon with the almost perpetual mechanism continues to count off the hours and minutes of the world’s most eminent figures, it now turns into a wonderful gift when the time comes to celebrate a happy event and, according to a well-established tradition, comes in pastel pink or blue versions. For the first time within this rich collection, its base is adorned with the name of the newborn child that it will faithfully accompany through all stages of his or her life, because the Atmos movement continues to represent a challenge to mechanical laws and to the ephemeral nature of human accomplishments.

    Youthful modernity

    With its entirely transparent glass cabinet, the Atmos Birth Date keeps silent and benevolent watch over the destiny of the child for whom it faithfully marks off the hours, days and years. In addition to the first name, family name and date of birth engraved on the base, it is also possible to have the exact day of the birth appear on the month disc. The official gift presented by the Swiss Federal government to its illustrious guests thus reprises and extends its role as a symbol destined to witness life’s most meaningful moments. While a certain undeniable gravitas befits this mechanism that makes light of the passing of time as if by magic, the designers of the Manufacture have successfully endowed the Atmos Birth Date with a distinctly modern touch, imbuing their creation with a refreshingly innocent air. Delicately inlaid with pink or blue mother-of-pearl, the twelve segments of the hour circle feature the infinitely repeated name Atmos in a motif interrupted only by the succession of Roman numerals. Meanwhile, the moon-phase display features a disc of which the upper part appears at 6 o’clock, above the Atmos and Jaeger-LeCoultre inscriptions. The Atmos Birth Date also exists in two jewellery variations, set with ten diamonds on the moon disc and nine diamonds on the dial, complete with a mother-of-pearl inlaid hour circle and base. The latter exceptional creations, which will be issued in two limited series of just eight – eight blue and eight pink – are a fabulous illustration of the famous proverb expressed by the French poet and playwright Corneille, who wrote that value/valour does not wait upon the passing of years.

    In the avant-garde for the past 80 years

    The origins of the Atmos clock date back to 1928, when it was invented by the Neuchâtel-born engineer Jean-Léon Reutter, who had been fascinated since his earliest youth by the myth of perpetual motion. His incredible mechanism, based on a system that is still in the avant-garde today, was subsequently taken up by Jacques-David LeCoultre. He called upon the full resources of his watch Manufacture to develop the project and bring it to the series-production stage. A splendid representative of the luxury clock segment, the Atmos has lent its unfailingly accurate and serene presence to the reflective moments of such eminent figures as Sir Winston Churchill, J.F. Kennedy, General de Gaulle and HM King Juan Carlos 1st. 80 years after its invention, the operating principle of the Atmos remains unique in the world. The clock draws the energy required to operate from tiny variations in temperature resulting in the contraction or expansion of a gas contained within an airtight bellows that dilates and retracts in turn. The incessant repetition of this phenomenon can be compared with breathing, and the to-and-fro motion winds a barrel that drives a mechanism requiring an exceptionally small amount of energy – since a one-degree variation is enough to keep it running for 48 hours.

    An extraordinary wager on the future

    Nonetheless, this prodigiously accurate mechanism could not possibly beat to the cadence of our hectic modern lives, and the annular balance of the clock, which is perfectly visible through the glass cabinet, performs just two majestic vibrations per minute. Thus, by virtue of a modus operandi governed by the supreme principle of economy, an Atmos consumes 250 times less energy than a standard mechanical wristwatch. Or, to give another eloquent example, it would take no less than 60 million Atmos clocks to light up a single 15-watt bulb. This sparing attitude makes the Atmos clock the least energy-consuming mechanism ever invented. The privilege of slowness also lies in the almost total absence of wear and thus aging of this mechanism that appears to literally live on air and which, 80 years after its birth, is still the closest any object has ever come to perpetual motion.

    In an era when humankind is facing the stark limits of available energy resources, the fabulous operating principle of the Atmos certainly shows the path to follow for the little girls and boys who will become tomorrow’s engineers, inventors and discoverers. And doubtless many of them will acknowledge, a few decades from now, that the Atmos Birth Date has faithfully served them as an inexhaustible source of wonderment and inspiration.

  • Brand  : Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Collection  : ATMOS
    Model  : Atmos Jour de Naissance
    Reference  : Q5145206
    Complement : Table Clock - Blue Version
    On sale : 2009
    List Price : 12 900 €
    Types : Mechanical almost perpetual
    Calibre : Jaeger-LeCoultre 564
    Calibre distinction : Hand decorated
    Complication : Months Indicator
    Moon Phases
    Dial : Mother-of-pearl
    Dial color : Blue
    Display : Dauphine-shaped hands
    Indexes : Roman numerals