Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Jaeger LeCoultre has unveiled a new pink gold version of the Atmos Classique Phases de Lune that also comes in yellow gilt and rhodiumed cabinet models. Invented in 1928, the Atmos’s extraordinary movement indicates the moon phases with extraordinary accuracy. The Atmos clock literally lives on air since it does not need a battery or to be wound.
Its almost-perpetual movement counts the hours, day after day, year after year. The reason for its extraordinary movement is the hermetically sealed capsule positioned at the back of the mechanism which can transform variations in ambient temperature into mechanical energy. The annular balance’s 60-second oscillating speed and its suspension from a fine Elinvar wire ensures extreme functional accuracy. The months are indicated on an openwork disc at the centre of the dial. On l’Atmos Classique Transparente Phases de Lune, the additional indication of the month is situated on an open worked disc in the centre of the glass dial.
Its indication is so accurate that it will register a difference of only one day in every 3,821 years while a traditional timepiece shows a one-day difference every 122 years. In order to limit energy waste and reduce wear, the movement functions without lubricant. The dial is white, lacquered, with black transferred Roman numerals. The hands are blued steel, varnished and pear-shaped.
The new Atmos Classique Phases de Lune in pink gold comes at a retail price of € 7,650 (or around $9,600).