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Jaeger LeCoultre, Atmos Vendome, 1968, Marble Base, Original Box

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Atmos Vendome with original box Switzerland Brass gold plated Year of manufacture 1968 Dimensions: H x W x D: 24 x 21 x 16 cm Description: Atmos Vendome caliber 526. model number 5857 with marble base and fluted columns. White dial with Roman numerals. Breguet hands. Serial number: 262927 Year of manufacture: 1968. Both the dial and the generally architectural design of this clock are reminiscent of classicism. That's why it became famous under the names "Style", "Empire" or "Directoire". The partial greenish varnish is said to be reminiscent of oxidizing bronze. The Atmos Vendome was produced in several variations. With gilded base or also with marble base. The first Vendome appeared in 1962, and the model offered here from the 5857 series was built from 1962-1978. Condition: Flawless functionality. Absolute accuracy. The photos are not "embellished", the case condition is as shown in the photos. In most of the photos the watch is shown without the front glass, due to the reflection of the flash when taking photos. Good to know: In 1927, the young engineer Jean-Léon Reutter presented the prototype of the Atmos clock he had developed. The response in the press was great and so he signed a contract with the Compagnie générale de radiologie, which built and distributed the "Atmos I" under Reutter's direction from 1930. Since there were always problems with the clocks, the movements were manufactured by LeCoultre et Cie in Switzerland from 1933 and in 1935 the production rights of the Atmos clock were transferred to Ets. Ed. Jaeger. They focused on developing a simpler and more robust engine and from 1938 the era of the Atmos by Jaeger-LeCoultre began. The "clock that lives on air" uses the "breathing movements" of a gas-filled bellows created by temperature fluctuations to wind the movement. The movement of the watch is conspicuous by its cylindrical box on the back. Inside it, a bellows-shaped expansion chamber contains chloroethyl, a gas that expands particularly strongly between 10 °C and 27 °C. The movement is then wound up. A temperature difference of just one degree Celsius winds the watch for 48 hours. This interesting winding mechanism is complemented by an excellent movement of extreme precision with a heavy torsion pendulum. The condition for the accuracy of the clock is a stable and vibration-free installation. It is also worth mentioning the absolute environmental friendliness of the clock, which does not need a battery or any other electric drive, despite the unlimited running time. For decades, the Atmos has been the official state gift of Switzerland to prominent visitors, e.g. politicians from abroad. [Source: Jean Lebet - Living on Air / Jürgen Abeler - Ullstein Uhrenbuch] You can find the Atmos Vendome in the literature: Jean Lebet - Living on Air p. 69.


  • Creator
    Jaeger-LeCoultre (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Width: 8.27 in. (21 cm)Depth: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Flawless functionality. Absolute accuracy. The photos are not "embellished", the case condition is as shown in the photos. In most of the photos the watch is shown without the front glass, due to the reflection of the flash when taking photos.
  • Seller Location
    Greven, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5419223596382

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