Gourmet Time Wear

A Moment in Time: Air Time

The ethereal Atmos Transparente clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Press hand-out via The Gourmet Gazette Photo ©Courtesy Jaeger-LeCoultre

This is a clock that lives on air. It is a simple mechanism invented by the engineer Jean-Léon Reutter in 1928 and brought out by the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre in the 1930s. The Atmos Transparente clock continues to tell time, constant accurate time. The house has just brought out a new version of this stunning clock with a crystal clear cabinet made of anti-reflective glass From every angle the equilibrium of the clock and its movement, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 563, is visible. The clock’s dial enjoys an Art Deco style and minimalist hors markers and hands.The Atmos Transparente clock is outfitted with a new glass dial that sets off its 12 deep black hour markers.Through just a single degree of variation in the room and the Atmos can capture enough power to run for two entire days. The pendulum clock takes in the energy it needs to run from temperature and atmospheric pressure changes in its environment. The clock, whose movement is virtually perpetual, brings together mechanical expertise and aesthetic precision. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 563 movement is mechanical and virtually perpetual. It contains 217 parts and is manufactured and assembled by hand. The Atmos pendulum clocks are often given to visiting heads of state by the Swiss government.

Atmos Transparente clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre with views into its movement. Press hand-out via The Gourmet Gazette Photo ©Courtesy Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre has been at the heart of fine watchmaking since 1833. Nestled in the calm and beautiful setting of the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland, the manufacture looks out onto the exceptional vistas offered by the Jura Mountains. All of the manufacture’s arts and crafts are housed in one place with the watchmakers, engineers, designers and craftsmen and women working in concert in this house that has created more than 1200 calibres since 1833.
©The Gourmet Gazette

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