SIHH 2008: The Jaeger-LeCoultre new Atmos treats!!

Apr 13, 2008,15:37 PM

The Atmos clock is 80 years old in 2008. Jean Leon Reutter invented this amazing piece of watchmaking history in 1928! More than 750 000 Atmos clocks have been produced so far!


Quite obviously the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture is offering this year several new amazing versions to please us.


I'm more than pleased in fact.


Adele Bloch-Bauer, Austria's Mona Lisa by Gustav Klimt


The first and the most beautiful piece of new Atmos is the Atmos Marqueterie. This second Atmos Marqueterie after the Mucha in 2000 is now dedicated to Gustav Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, known as the Austria's Mona Lisa. This Art Nouveau portrait is realized in a series of 10 Atmos clocks.


A hundred years old and still so beautiful


Displaying hours, minutes, months and the moon phases, this clock is decorated with more than 1200 pieces of wood and gold leafs.


The new Marqueterie Atmos


The 12 hours marker is a cushion-cut yellow sapphire. The other markers are made of petrified wood on mother of pearl.


A glorious cabinet of more than 1200 pieces of wood


The numerous essences of wood bring the various colours:

yellowwood, yellowheart, Andean boxwood, East Indian satinwood, lemon wood, madrona burr, blue

amboyna burr, tulipwood burr, myrtlewood burr.


Many pieces of wood are covered with yellow or pink leafs of gold


This cabinet is truly amazing of beauty if you are appealed by the Art Nouveau.


Let art touch you


The wooden cabinet opens by itself by touching an hidden button.


or touch art in the middle of the bottom part


The spring opening the cabinet rewinds when you close it back.


The nicest Atmos a Regulateur inside


Unfortunately this Atmos will remain out of the reach of many of us, but it is in the reach of anybody ready to buy a platinum Master Repeater!       I would choose quite easily between the two!


The nicest JLC piece this year perhaps


The most affordable new Atmos comes in the form of a Boutique Edition called Pavillon. It is made of glass, carbon fibre and aluminium. The calibre gets a quite modern ruthenium colour for an overall modern design.


The new Atmos Pavillon Boutique Edition


The new Atmos Astronomique is inspired by the Atmos CHI of 1934. On top of the hours and minutes it displays a view of the Northern sky on a rotating disc. It also displays the month and the equation of time.


The new Atmos Astronomique


The two lateral glass wings reproduce fragments of sky maps inspired by the Harmonia Macrocosmica, the cosmographic atlas published in 1660 by Andreas Cellarius.


The amazing Atmos Astronomique dial


I've kept the dream Atmos for the end!


This new Atmos was designed by the well known 44 year old Australian creator and designer Marc Newson.


Atmos 561 by Marc Newson


The designer voluntarily proposed his collaboration to Jaeger-LeCoultre as he is himself a fan of the Atmos clock.


Simple and gloriously amazingly beautiful


This limited series of 888 pieces is housed in a Baccarat crystal bubble that brings us back to the industrial design of the 50s, the furniture piece as a work of art!


A Baccarat crystal cabinet


This transparent and simple design is eminently modern while reinventing a classicism from the past. This is what I would call an obviously appealing design.


The irreal world of Marc Newson


The clock shows the hours, minutes, the month and the moon phases.


Do you like crystal


The hands are made in blued aluminium.


No you're not drunk


Believe me this is the JLC piece in 2008!


Atmos 561 with the calibre 561


The true spirit of Jaeger-LeCoultre: return to the spirit of the invention, design, historical background and experience! This new iteration of the Atmos clock is a landmark in the Atmos history!


I love it


I hope you loved it but please let me one!  smile





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I love the Marc Newson Atmos clock!!

 By: AnthonyTsai : April 13th, 2008-15:58
It was my most favorite thing JLC put out this year. Absolutely beautiful! Cheers, Anthony

Agreed - the Newson Atmos if THE MJLC piece thie year.

 By: 219 : April 13th, 2008-18:42
Well done to MJLC for contacting outside designer talent to put a new spin on the movement. Brilliant and a clock that I am looking to buy. Excellent - since the 1950's design was taken out, I had removed the Atmos from my wish list. The clock is back!!!!... 

Any word on retail price of the Newson? [nt]

 By: SteveH : April 13th, 2008-18:44
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 By: Asimut : April 13th, 2008-21:44

Every horology fan

 By: MTF : April 13th, 2008-18:45
should have an Atmos to qualify! I'm not yet ready to accept the Marc Newson until seen in-person. I like the idea of a moonphase function because an almost perpetual power supply seems logical for such a slow display. None of my moonphase watches are wor... 

Thanks Melvyn...

 By: Dje : April 15th, 2008-14:32

1st, Jerome, Congrats for your excellent photos

 By: amanico : April 13th, 2008-22:17
Yes, my friend, these one are axcellent! Then, and most important, thanks a lot for your write up. I never considered to buy a clock since a recent time, when I pay a little attention to the Atmos . Yes, I have to confess that even if I of course knew tha... 

Thanks Nicolas....

 By: Dje : April 15th, 2008-14:33
Hi my friend, You already have enough watches to buy! Forget about the clocks. Cheers Dje


 By: amanico : April 16th, 2008-04:00

Good thing...

 By: Rob : April 14th, 2008-00:50
I held off purchasing an Atmos last year. This year's offerings are GREAT Thanks for sharing... Got to make that call NOW to reserve

I understand....

 By: Dje : April 15th, 2008-14:35

Maybe, at least this Adele will stay in Austria! ....

 By: Marcus Hanke : April 14th, 2008-05:57
... as you might have heard, the famous portrait was returned to the rightful owner, since the Nazis had confiscated the picture from the original owners. Since the Austrian government was too stupid to offer an appropriate sum to purchase it back, this p... 

I've been waiting for this post.....

 By: Andy : April 14th, 2008-07:53
and it certainly didn't dissapoint..!!! This year all the new Atmos' are just stunning. Love that bubble..!! Great pics really caught every angle to fully show what it is like. Yours, Andy.

Due to a fact that

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 14th, 2008-08:02
Klimt and Mucha are two of my 5 favorite all time painters I'm must say that Adele Atmos is fenomenal .... To reproduce portret to such a fine detail using wood is awesome effort now that is JLC at it's best (this made me forget Amvox III pain) Thank you ... 


 By: Bill : April 14th, 2008-08:11
Hi Jerome, I have always loved the atmos. I previously had one and offered to a friend. Now I have an excuse to go back and get one for me. Thanks Bill

You should get two but....

 By: Dje : April 15th, 2008-14:39
Can I be your friend? Cheers Dje

Of course you can be..

 By: Bill : April 15th, 2008-14:42
Hi Jerome, But you must be a good boy all year and eat your vegetables. See you in June. Bill

You're welcome. nt

 By: Dje : April 15th, 2008-14:39

Those are stunning!

 By: SJX : April 14th, 2008-08:45
Thanks Jerome. I think the Atmos marquetry is my favourite JLC of this year! - SJX

Thanks Dje... All are beautiful!

 By: Kong : April 14th, 2008-11:53
Where s the secret button to open the Atmos Marqueterie? Is it the centre piece of wood? Kong

Yes! Thank you. nt

 By: Dje : April 15th, 2008-14:40

80 years and still not boring. My favourite is the Astronomique,

 By: small-luxury-world : April 14th, 2008-12:38
but I think they all look nice. The Marqueterie is a great piece of art - stunning. @Dje: Thanks for sharing and great photos oliver

Price of the affordable Pavilion? This old thing is boring!

 By: cazalea : April 15th, 2008-14:08
I feel the need of a new Atmos! Mine's feeling kinda old and frumpy now, by comparison Mike...  


 By: mjnoumoff : April 15th, 2008-20:04
Beautiful clocks! THanks for sharing... Now i just need a nice enough office to put one in!!


 By: DaMctosh : April 18th, 2008-08:57
wow!!! like andrew, the atmos is now firmly back on my wish list. i'm so glad they paid attention to this line. thanks very much for the great photos jerome. will the newson be a ltd edn as well? maybe the euro will weaken by the time i get one...

Thanks Damien...

 By: Dje : April 18th, 2008-10:13
Hi, Thank you for your comments. You made me doubt but I specified it! The Newson is limited to 888 pieces! That lets you some chances to get one! You may try to share ownership with Andrew! Cheers Dje ps: I suppose you're the Damien I know?


 By: DaMctosh : April 19th, 2008-08:29
i missed it in the original post in all the excitement. yes jerome, its been a while since our memorable trip to the vallee. trust your memovox is still serving you well and all is well with you too.


 By: Dje : April 20th, 2008-06:28
Hi Damien, It was indeed a memorable trip. For passion, for watches, and over the top for people around. It is always special each time I goes back to Le Sentier (I think I've been there 5 times since). Definitely a milestone in our (at least) horological... 

Happy Days :)

 By: tbh : April 20th, 2008-12:22