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Watches and Wonders 2022: A review on the Atmos Infinite.

 
 By: amanico : April 7th, 2022-20:32

Back to the roots and to the fundamentals, these are the first words which come to mind to express my first feelings on this legendary clock. 

The Atmos Infinite pays homage to a certain Atmos, born in 1928, this one: 



With its cylindrical glass cabinet, even if the Infinite looks larger. The dimensions of the Atmos Infinite are 215 mm ( diameter ) and 253 ( height ). 



An homage, yes, as it is very Art Deco, but in a modern way. 


With the Infinite, you immediately focus on its minimalist character. You have the Essential, here, with the hours and the minutes displayed by these long, slim and very elegant hands and the sublime black lacquered dial, contrasting with the applied baton indexes. Another detail I like a lot is the round minute dots you can notice on the outer ring which recall those on the circular balance. 


In the middle of the dial, the Cal 570 complements this work of Art. This is the heart of the clock, providing an eternal and autonomous life. 


The concept of the Atmos can be simply explained: You first have a capsule loaded with gas, then a membrane and finally, a spring: With a variation of only one degree of temperature, the Atmos gains an autonomy of 2 days. No need to wind it like a normal clock! 
Indeed, the variation of temperature has an impact on the volume of the gas in the capsule, which therefore plays on the membrane which then winds the spring. 


The Infinite is a brilliant demonstration that Simple and Minimalist can be beautiful.

Here, the whole clock plays with light, transparency. No doubt that this last opus will be a new Classic and an Icon. 


Truth to be told, I prefer it to the other Atmos unveiled this year, the Atmos Hybris Mechanica Cal 590. 

And it has the good taste to not be limited! 

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts, 

Best.

Nicolas

YES. :)

 
 By: InHavenPro : April 7th, 2022-20:37
This is one I could aspire to get my hands on foreseeably biggrin. Hugely appreciate the review, Filip

Merci, Filip. I can bet this one will be a great hit.

 
 By: amanico : April 7th, 2022-20:38

Exactly,

 
 By: InHavenPro : April 7th, 2022-20:53
it is all that ATMOS represents, and offered in a hugely appealing package at a reasonable price smile. Cheers, Filip

Well, it has a price, but we have seen worse, recently...

 
 By: amanico : April 7th, 2022-20:54

100%

 
 By: InHavenPro : April 7th, 2022-21:01
wink

This is something I will write about. I am a bit shocked, to tell you all.

 
 By: amanico : April 7th, 2022-21:28

I love this one.

 
 By: fuigo : April 8th, 2022-02:12
It's definitely one of my favorite Atmos clocks. You're absolutely right. It has a price. It's making me hesitant. Maybe it'll take a bit longer before I get one. Fortunately, it's not a limited edition.

That's it.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-07:04

Actually the price is really bad...

 
 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2022-02:26
I just found out the price and the cost is 50% more than the Atmos Transparente, which is so similar!

Wait....

 
 By: InHavenPro : April 8th, 2022-04:20
didn't they say about $15,000?? I'm now wondering if I may have seen incorrect information! Cheers, Filip

15, 000 Euros for the french market. Maybe the same in USD.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-07:07

$15,100 USD for Infinite and $10,500 USD for Transparente

 
 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2022-07:13

Thanks for the confirmation.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-07:15

De rien mon ami!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2022-07:16

Yup!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2022-07:11
Atmos Transparente is $10K USD.

Then the Transparente is the way to go, my friend.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-07:04

Maybe. The Infinite looks better to me. More organic. More sensual.

 
 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2022-07:13
The Transparente is very elegant, modern, edgier. Both are great.

The Transparente is more complex. I prefer the simpler look of the Infinite, but I wouldn't mind having the Transparente!

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-07:17

I prefer the look of the Infinite.

 
 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2022-07:50
The Infinite is the better concept. It's a more holistic and complete concept. I just didn't expect it to be so much more than the Transparente. The Transparente is really just an evolution of the original that came in a brass and glass box. With The Infinite, I wished they used Baccarat or Lalique glass or something special to justify that huge 50% or 5000 Euro premium!

I agree, Baccarat Glass would have been perfect.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-10:20

Yes!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2022-10:47
The Marc Newson uses Baccarat.

Correct. This is the one I had in mind.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-13:21

Also, how about....

 
 By: InHavenPro : April 8th, 2022-17:54
the Classique Phases de Lune?? I have to say, that one is mighty tempting........

Less is more for me, here.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-19:58

That's a good point.

 
 By: InHavenPro : April 8th, 2022-16:43
I certainly look forward to seeing the Infinite in the metal! Cheers, Filip

Go, my friend. And keep us posted!

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-19:58

I'll stop-by....

 
 By: InHavenPro : April 8th, 2022-20:00
the Beverly Hills JLC sometime soon! Cheers, Filip

Yes, what I had in mind, since you are there.

 
 By: amanico : April 8th, 2022-20:57

Excellent Atmos and great review!

 
 By: eklektik : April 7th, 2022-21:27
I love these silver Atmos, they really look amazing, and the simplicity yet efficiency of the winding is brilliant. One I could definitely consider one day! Well done JLC!
Thanks for the nice review, it is always a pleasure to read that to finish the day smile
Best,
E.
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