Atmos Regulator Clock powered by temperature changes
Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces an Atmos Regulator clock in a limited series of 28 pieces created for Alfred Dunhill. Inspired by regulators of former times, the Atmos Regulator displays hours and minutes on two separate dials. The movement – a Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 582 – appears to be suspended in mid-air. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos clocks are powered by slight changes in temperature, needing no winding, electricity or batteries.
Inside a hermetically sealed capsule, a gaseous mixture expands when the temperature rises and contracts when the temperature drops. This principle supplies the energy required to drive the clock. A temperature change of one degree Celsius powers the clock for 48 hours. The clock’s spring oscillates only twice a minute instead of the average 300 times typical for a traditional wristwatch. The Atmos uses 250 times less energy than a classic wristwatch. The Atmos functions with exact precision only when placed on a level surface. To ensure perfect performance, each of the clock’s feet can be adjusted. This mechanism, along with the spirit level housed in the clock’s case, ensures that the clock remains level at all times. Retail cost of this clock is $70,000.
Via Watch Happening