180 YEARS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
The Atmos Marqueterie in the Making
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