Not for release before : 25.04.1995
Mesmerized by its slow, steady and silent oscillations, designer Robert Kohier has developed a new styling scheme for the «Atmos» clock, introduced in 1928 and still going strong. Its movement has a theoretical power reserve of some six hundred years thanks to its unique working principle : its extremely slow-moving balance wheel is driven by the power developed by the expansion and contraction of gas inside an airtight capsule that reacts to temperature variations, a one-degree change providing as much as 48 hours reserve power while a full days thermal variations are enough to keep the clock running for a year. The movement is visible inside a transparent glass cage placed on a three-cone base. The grooved dial’s endless spiral pattern symbolizes the ceaseless succession of moments in time.