For centuries scientists had experimented with the idea of perpetual motion and watchmakers and clockmakers yearned for a timekeeping device that would work without the need of manual winding; in short a timepiece that would continue to run under its own power.
By the 1920's the closest they had come to this was the 400 day clock. In the late 1920s, Jean-Leon Reutter, a young Paris engineer produced a clock with a timekeeping mechanism designed specifically to consume the smallest possible amount of power to keep the clock running satisfactorily.
As well as changes to the mechanism, Reutter's clock included a mercury and gas filled bellows that would react to the most sensitive changes in temperature and atmospheric conditions, and in so doing, created a gentle rocking motion that gave power to the clock when needed.
The result of Reutter's achievement was an ingenious new clock that could run dependently and continuously, and so incredibly sensitive that it could be rewound by the slightest fluctuations in the atmosphere or by the slightest changes in temperature, hence the name 'Atmos Clock'. more...In 1930, Jaeger-Le Coultre a world famous Swiss watch-making company, also famous for the 'Reverso Watch' acquired the Atmos Clock Patent from Reutter and has continued to improve the design and manufacture the clocks to the present day.
An Atmos clock takes a month to produce in the factory, then another five weeks of trial and adjustment before it is ready for shipment
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Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos clock by Luigi Colani in a brass & 24 karat gold plated case, with a hinged lift top front, 528 caliber, produced 1974-75, with original leather cased presentation case. Dimensions of clock 25 x 19.5 x 13.5 cm
A gilt brass Jaeger Le Coultre Atmos clock, gilt brass movement. Round gilt dial with silver painted outer rim, applied gilt hour markers and numeral quarter hour markers. Dial and movement signed. Engraving to the front of base., 23 x 19 x 14 cm
A Jaeger Le Coultre brass cased 'Atmos' clock, circa 1960 the gilt-finished movement wound by changes in air pressure, the 11 cm dial with Arabic and dagger numerals centred by a stylised compass, the case decorated with a star chart to front with famous a
A modern Atmos 'Classique' Goldtone Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetual clock, traditional gold plated brass case with glass panels to all sides and top, spirit level to base of case, adjustable feet, the chapter ring with Roman numerals, 15 jewels, open worked gol
An Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Atmos' mantel clock, the four-glass case enclosing the patent perpetual movement, the annular dial with Roman numerals at the quarters and spear point batons indicating the other hours. 19 cm x 14 cm x 23.5 cm
A 1960's Jaeger-Le-Coultre 'Atmos' mantel clock, the gilt brass framed glazed cabinet of rectangular form, the cream finished chapter ring with Arabic numerals to the quarters, the gilded perpetual movement run by changes in temperature and atmospheric pre
A Swiss gilt-brass Atmos clock fully glazed case with hinged front door and fish decorated perspex panels to the front and sides, applied gilt-brass chapters and hands, the front plate stamped 'Jaeger LeCoultre, Swiss made' 24 cm high
A Jaeger-Le Coultre Atmos classic clock, circa 1970, the brass framed five glass body exposing the internal mechanism within, centred by a white enamelled chapter ring and Arabic gilt numerals, includes original service manual, 22 cm high.
Jaeger Le-Coultre Atmos 5 classic mantle clock. 'The Clock That Runs on Air', the only clock of its kind in the world, the constant changes in the temperature of the air are enough to keep it permanently wound, with original manuals and in stunning conditi
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