One-of-a-kind, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre watch will be offered up for an auction to support the AMM, Monaco Association, which struggles against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Characterized by weakening of muscles, this decease leads to lung and cardiac complications.
The Atmos is the only clock movement in the world that runs on thin air. In fact, the mechanism is driven by changes in temperature. It enables the clock to function for years without any need in winding or changing batteries.
The brilliant non-stop performance of the movement is attainable due to the combination of gas and liquid ethyl chloride, locked inside the crystal capsule.
As the temperature goes up, the gas expands and compresses the internal spring. The moment the temperature goes down, the gas dilates and the spring relaxes. The movement is housed in the case, designed by Marc Newson as a Baccarat crystal bubble.
For the first time, new Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 561 by Marc Newson watch will be displayed on July 23-26, at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo. The second showcase will be arranged in Geneva on November 11-14. The final viewing will take place at the Hotel Marcel-Dassault in Paris on November 24-28, prior to the auction on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
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