Authenticité

+44 796 722 3146
Contact us
About us
Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo
Request an online valuation
and appraisal:
 
Title:
Miss.    Mrs.    M.
Describe your item:
Object Dimensions (in cm):
Height:    Width:    Depth: 
 
Send digital photos:
(Format .Zip, .Jpg, .Gif, .Pdf ... and less than 4 MB per file weight.)
A general front picture*:
A photo of the back or below:
A signature or detail:
 
If you have any difficulties when sending us your images, you may send it directly on contact@authenticite.co.uk
 
 I want to receive the weekly newsletter of the experts
 
*Required
 
 
This information is intended only for Authenticite Partnership. No personal information is collected without your knowledge or sold to third parties. You have a right to access, modify, rectify and delete all data that concerns you (law "and Freedoms" of January 6, 1978).
Authenticite is the first European group of fine art experts specialized in antique furniture, art, sculptures, paintings, drawings, jewellery, antique, modern and contemporary objects.

Our teams in London and Paris are available to meet your needs whether you want to buy, sell or know the value of your works of art.

News releases

Atmos clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre


Column Appraisal and valuation, Fine Jewelry, luxury watches

Famous worldwide for its clocks creations and in particular watches include the most known the Reverso, the Jaeger-LeCoultre produces the famous Atmos clock with a perpetual motion for 85 years.

 

History

 

It was in 1928 that Jean-Léon Reutter developed the revolutionary movement of this clock. Its operation is based on changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure from where our clock takes its name "ATMOS". A one degree change ensures autonomy of 48 hours. This was a revolution for the time. The secret of this perpetual motion is based on a small capsule of mercury sealed and a particularly economical movement in beats per minute, 250 times less than your wristwatch.

 

From 1936, the Jaeger-LeCoultre produces the Atmos pendulum entirely.

 

Design

 

The classic model is designed as a rectangular glass box whose corners are brass but quickly, Jaeger-LeCoultre works with leading designers, Lalique, Hermes or St. Louis. It can also have a circular base, and even be skeleton or portico.

 


Pendule clock Atmos Jaeger LeCoultre expertise estimation valuation appraisal
© SVV Artcurial

 
Price

 

In working condition, it is possible to find an Atmos clock in auctions between £400 and £500 for the most common models. The presence of the original box is a plus. Between £1000 and £2000 you can buy a more elaborate example with a marble base model. Finally, for the rarest editions the £10, 000 can be fetched easily.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetuates the Swiss watchmaking tradition.



Cédric Henon





Illustration principale : © SVV de Baecque et associés