Watches and Wonders 2022: A quick view on the Jaeger Lecoultre Atmos Hybris Mechanics Cal 590.

Apr 10, 2022,17:28 PM

When you read Hybris Mechanica, you can expect something technically sophisticated. This Atmos Hybris Mechanica Cal 590 is no exception to that. But I prefer its other nickname, the Tellurium. 

Technically sophisticated, this new movement, the Calibre 590, made of 443 parts, certainly is as it required 4 years of development. 

As a Tellurium clock, it displays the cycles of the Moon, Sun and Earth. It also indicates  the months and seasons with a zodiacal calendar. The moon phase is accurate to one day in 5770 years. 

The Atmos Tellurium is also a pure piece of Art, blending different techniques and materials. For example, the Earth is hand painted, the main dial is lacquered, the Earth and Moon ring is made in meteorite and the glass cabinet is hand painted and decorated with constellations. 

The work on the Earth: 

A close up on the meteorite Earth and Moon ring: 

The hand painted glass cabinet: 

Let' s add that the Atmos Tellurium has a diameter of 215 mm and is 253 mm high and that it is limited to 10 pieces. It will be difficult to find, then, but also to fund, as I don't have the precise price, but expect it to be quite high, to say the least. At this level of price, I would have appreciated to have a Baccarat Cabinet, instead of a glass one. 



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The Tellurium is truly extraordinary!

 By: KCLQMULKU : April 10th, 2022-17:40
So much to see and appreciate within. Extraordinary indeed! Would love to see this in person.

YES :)

 By: InHavenPro : April 10th, 2022-18:11
If I end up winning any type of 'lottery' in life - literal one, marital one, job etc., this is at the top of the 'dream list', along with the Quadriptyque . Amazed, Filip


 By: InHavenPro : April 10th, 2022-19:26

What an exceptional clock.The star of JLC at W&W.

 By: proestak : April 10th, 2022-19:24
Best Yannis ...  

In the tube. ;)

 By: amanico : April 10th, 2022-19:42

Very interesting review Nicolas! Thanks!

 By: eklektik : April 10th, 2022-19:44
Having a very complex movement providing a lot of information makes sense since the movement runs forever and never stops! Fascinating engineering matches with exceptional craftsmanship. Well done JLC! Best, E.

Truly kinetic art!

 By: hl99 : April 10th, 2022-22:01
I know the point of the Atmos isn’t accuracy but I’d be curious to know the spec

In mine too. ;)

 By: amanico : April 11th, 2022-06:18


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : April 11th, 2022-10:55

That’s an absolutely beautiful object.

 By: kev09 : April 11th, 2022-06:13
On the close up picture it looks as if the seasons are in English but the months would appear to be in French. Is that correct? Not that that would put me off having one of course. Regards Kev.

No, all in english.

 By: amanico : April 11th, 2022-06:19

Thanks Nicolas but I’m still confused.

 By: kev09 : April 11th, 2022-07:58
April is shown in English but either September or November is shown as the French spelling. Regards Kev.


 By: amanico : April 11th, 2022-20:31

My silly old clock runs pretty much on time between Daylight Savings on/off

 By: cazalea : April 13th, 2022-20:01
Maybe a minute or two over 6 months, sitting on a marble top cabinet in our entryway, Mike ...  

Which is perfect!

 By: amanico : April 13th, 2022-20:31


 By: amanico : April 15th, 2022-15:08