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Atmos 561 Clock

Atmos 561 Clock

Marc Newson recently collaborated with luxury watch manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre to produce the Atmos 561 mechanical clock. Atmos clocks will stay accurate for years powered by incremental temperature changes inside a bubble block of Baccarat crystal.

“Their power source is a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gas and liquid ethyl chloride, which expands into a chamber as the temperature rises, compressing a spiral spring; with a fall in temperature the gas condenses and the spring slackens. This motion constantly winds the mainspring. A variation in temperature of only one degree in the range between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius is sufficient for two days of operation.”

Via Core77.

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