NOT FOR RELEASE BEFORE APRIL 2 1992
European Watch Clock and Jewellery Fair 1992 BF 608
Atmos, the Jaeger-LeCoultre table and mantel clock that lives on air, is now available with a marquetry cabinet. A German engineer, Dr Jürgen R. Lange, conceived the idea of cladding the clock in Makassar ebony, fitted entirely by hand. Delicate inlays of wood varieties from all over the world (including California laurel, flamboyant Dutch birch, Amboya, palisander, maple and Indonesian mahogany), specially aged and tinted, enhance the clock base and stiles, as well as adorn the inside face of the doors enclosing the clock. (JAEGER-LECOULTRE “Atmos Marqueterie”)
Dating from 1928, the Minos movement is a unique development. Its very slow-moving balance wheel is driven by power generated by a gas inside an airtight chamber that expands and contracts in reaction to temperature variations. A one-degree change provides enough power for 48 hours of operation. A single day’s thermic amplitude would give it years of reserve power !