Atmos 566 by Marc Newson
Two years ago, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Atmos, the Australian designer Marc Newson was given carte blanche to redesign the famous clock: surrounded by a Baccarat crystal bubble, the pure, contemporary curves of the Atmos 561 by Marc Newson commanded immediate attention.
This year, the artist wished to renew his cooperation with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Entranced by the magic of complex horological mechanisms, he has chosen to lend a new face to Calibre 566 which was featured in the Atmos Astronomique presented in 2008. The result is truly majestic: the Atmos 566 by Marc Newson transforms Baccarat crystal into a second skin. Two versions – a limited series of 18 in blue and another 48-piece translucent edition – magnify this encounter between contemporary art and fine craftsmanship, and between technology and aesthetics.
The generously proportioned cabinet allows light to flood in and illuminate the complicated mechanism. The hours and minutes rub shoulders with the sky chart of the Northern hemisphere, with the cardinal points and zodiac. The months are displayed on a rotating disc at 6 o'clock along with the equation of time. This truly fascinating model recounts infinity and conveys a sense of the absolute, transcending both time and space. Its graceful bubble encapsulates the combined manufacturing expertise of Jaeger-LeCoultre and Baccarat, along with the modern inspiration of a legendary designer, and the sophistication of a mechanism powering its complications with an infinitely small amount of energy This rare and precious alchemist's blend transforms the Atmos 566 by Marc Newson into a modern-day classic and a genuine collector's objet d'art.
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