Marc Newson – time keeps marching

Marc Newson – time keeps marching

2 years ago, to mark the 80th anniversary of the atmos, designer Marc Newson was given carte blanche to redesign the famous Atmos clock.

This year, Newson wished to renew his cooperation with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Entranced by the magic of complex horological mechanisms, he chose to lend a new face to ‘Calibre 566’ which was featured in the Atmos astronomique presented in 2008.


The mechanism is driven by infinitely small successive changes in temperature

Two versions – a limited series of 28 in blue and another 48-piece translucent edition – showcase a cross 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.

Recently Ikepod teamed up with marc newson to make this time measuring sculpture in borosilicated glass (3mm thickness).

It is a timer for 60 minutes
(weight 6.7 kg / size 265 mm x 300 mm).

The Ikepod hourglass by marc newson filled with gold plated nanoballs

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