180 YEARS OF CRAFTS­MAN­SHIP

The At­mos Mar­que­terie in the Mak­ing

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Watches & Jewels -

1833 The Jaeger-LeCoul­tre Man­u­fac­ture is founded by An­toine LeCoul­tre. 1866 LeCoul­tre & Cie be­comes the first Man­u­fac­ture of the Joux Val­ley. 1926 The Man­u­fac­ture cre­ates a work­shop spe­cially ded­i­cated to clocks. 1928 Jean-Léon Reut­ter in­vents the At­mos clock. 1936 The pa­tent for At­mos II re­places the mer­cury-powered motor of per­pet­ual clocks with a gas-filled cap­sule. 1937 Horol­ogy en­thu­si­asts cel­e­brate the of­fi­cial birth of the Jaeger-LeCoul­tre brand. 1973 English de­signer Christo­pher Lawrence cre­ates five At­mos mod­els sculpted in solid sil­ver, all in limited edi­tions of 100 ex­am­ples. 2003 The Man­u­fac­ture’s watch­mak­ers ren­der the wind­ing sys­tem of the At­mos in­vis­i­ble in or­der to ac­cen­tu­ate the beauty of its mech­a­nism. 2008 Marc New­son de­signs the At­mos 561 for the 80th an­niver­sary of the At­mos. 2011 Jaeger-LeCoul­tre of­fers the At­mos 561 in a spe­cial Bac­carat case for the Artcu­rial sale, and do­nates the pro­ceeds to the Monaco As­so­ci­a­tion against Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy. 2013 Jaeger-LeCoul­tre col­lab­o­rates with New­son and Bono on a cus­tomised At­mos 561 for the (RED) Auc­tion at Sotheby’s New York, in aid of The Global Fund.

Marc New­son with var­i­ous it­er­a­tions of the famed At­mos

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