XWith its new base and its glass cabinet, its black lacquered dial, its hands with a silver rhodium finish, the Atmos Infinite revisits in a contemporary way the aesthetics of the famous clock that lives with the times. A variation of only one degree Celsius in the ambient temperature is enough to provide 48 hours of autonomy to the almost perpetual clock.(Jaeger-Lecoultre)
XAll in transparency and sobriety, this new opus makes minimalism an absolute rule. Beneath the purity of the glass, every detail of its ingenious mechanism can be admired in a 360° view: the membrane, the chain, the annular balance punctuated with hollowed-out circles and enclosed in its glass foot.(Jaeger-Lecoultre)
XAround the dial built on several levels, the minutes tick away. Just below, representing the hours, twelve applied stick indexes with equally rounded ends stand out perfectly against the bewitching black of the lacquered dial. A design icon that becomes a work of art.(Jaeger-Lecoultre)
XAtmos Hybris Mechanica caliber 590: a unique timepiece so ambitious that it reinvents the art of perpetual chronometry. Inspired by instruments like tellurium, our watchmakers have created a new mechanism that reproduces the true cycles of the Earth, Sun and Moon more faithfully than ever. It follows the precise revolution of the Moon around the Earth with so many care that the moon phase display will be off by only one day in 5770 years.(Jaeger-Lecoultre)
XContinuing the legend of the almost perpetual movement initiated in 1928 by the engineer Jean-Léon Reutter, the Atmos Transparente clock takes on a new face with exacerbated sobriety. Respecting the traits of the Art Deco style that has characterized it since its origins, this object of style remains of timeless beauty and purity. The Atmos clock embodies Jaeger-LeCoultre's mastery of perpetual motion. Perfected in 1928, the revolutionary winding mechanism is powered by the contraction and expansion of a mixture of gases. Timeless in its elegant aesthetic, the Atmos embodies the exceptional craftsmanship of Jaeger-LeCoultre artisans.(Jaeger-Lecoultre)
XSince its creation, its design has been reinvented and reinterpreted many times, elevating the clock to iconic status. Nicknamed “the Presidents' Clock”, the Atmos has long been the official gift of the Swiss Confederation to the great personalities of this world.(Jaeger-Lecoultre)
XThe supercomplicated astronomical table clock “Moscow Computus Clock”, created by Konstantin Chaykin, is the most complex clock ever created in Russia. The incredibly complicated clock movement is made up of 2506 parts, which set in motion numerous indicators, requiring the placement of four dials.(Chaykin)
XThe fundamental complication of the “Moscow Computus Clock” is the Orthodox Easter date indicator, one of Konstantin Chaykin’s most complex inventions. As well as this indicator, a further 26 complications and functions are implemented in the clock – in the history of Russian clockmaking there is no other clock that is comparable in complexity to the “Moscow Computus Clock”.(Chaykin)
XUFO is not a watch. UFO is an unusual and crazy object. This UFO is real. But it's not just a timepiece, or an unusual object. It's a work of art. A piece of design; something architectural; a wave made mechanical; a whole new odyssey in uncharted watchmaking waters. To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Ulysse Nardin comes to feed your imagination by reinventing its classics and presenting UFO, a table or desk clock in a limited edition of 75 pieces, all numbered. Rocking, the design object, totally sassy and delirious, has just what it takes to revive all your childhood dreams. It is an egg, a sphere, a globe. As usual, Ulysse Nardin strikes where you least expect it: let the House introduce you to the latest addition to its cabinet of curiosities, inspired by innovation, exploration, the sea, freedom, and space.
It is at this spatio-temporal crossroads that UFO takes its place to celebrate the difference.(Ulysse Nardin)
XTime accelerates, becomes electric, dynamic, it attacks the universe, at the speed of light, breaking all conventions. From 19th and 20th century marine chronometers to the Freak in 2001, then the Blast in 2020, the House has never stopped designing technical and cutting-edge watchmaking objects, each crazier than the next. It is an oscillating mechanical representation of wave motion. It is an amalgamation of three time zones of the past, present and future.(Ulysse Nardin)
XThis exceptional timepiece was sold for 9.5 million Swiss francs on November 6, 2021. Patek Philippe is proud and delighted that this amount is being remitted to the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a contribution to the development of therapies against degenerative neuromuscular disorders.(Patek Philippe)
XThe ref. 27001M-001 is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923 and now housed in the Patek Philippe Museum. The designers have given it an innovative touch by providing it with a very practical control panel under a hinged lid. The 925 silver case bears precious American walnut veneers in reference to Packard's homeland and is decorated with old-fashioned screen-printed gold threads.(Patek Philippe)
XThe ref. 27001M-001 is equipped with the new manual rectangular caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE, with perpetual calendar, moon phases, week number display and power reserve indication (31 days). Composed of 919 parts, it is the result of seven years of development work accompanied by nine patent applications.(Patek Philippe)
XDesigned by German designer Maximilian Maertens and developed by L'Epée 1839, Orb's minimalist structure is made up of four elytra that not only open, but can also rotate like a transformer to display the Orb in a variety of positions. different. The glossy white version is reminiscent of the first iPods with their glossy curved casings, a surface that is particularly pleasing to the eye and to the touch.(L'Epée)
XThe word orb comes from the Latin orbis, which means “circle” or “disk”. The word is also the basis of the word "orbit", a word that has remained in the modern vernacular even though orbits are now known to be elliptical and not round at all. Orbs are also used today in fanfiction to mean eyes, as in "cerulean orbs" for blue eyes or "chocolate orbs" for brown eyes - a nod to perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when we set eyes on the Orb.(L'Epée)
XDuring manufacturing, nothing about this atypical project was easy, L'Epée had to face two major challenges. The first was to make the sphere in four pieces so that they could be totally transformable, durable and also form a perfect sphere when closed. The second important challenge was the development of the striking system. Usually with a ringing mechanism gravity is needed to strike the bell.(L'Epée)
XDuring the manufacturing, nothing about this atypical project was easy, L’Epée faced two major challenges. The first was making the sphere in four pieces so that they could be totally transformable, durable, and also form a perfect sphere when closed. The second significant challenge was developing the striking system. Usually, with a bell-chiming mechanism, gravity is needed to strike the bell.(L'Epée)
XSix years after the launch of the Starfleet Machine, the first clock co-created by MB-F and L'Epée 1839, a new expedition is underway. The space station returns in 2020, in a scaled-down version enhanced with bright colors, accompanied by a fleet of three small spacecraft exploring the universe; it is aptly named Starfleet Explorer.(L'Epée)
XManufactured by L'Epée 1839, the Starfleet Explorer is an intergalactic spaceship table clock. More compact but just as effective, Starfleet Explorer is now equipped with three small spaceships revolving around the heart of the mechanism at the rate of a complete revolution every five minutes, as if they were exploring the universe, giving at the same time the inspiration on behalf of Starfleet Explorer.(L'Epée)
XNot only does it display the hours and minutes, but it also features an animation in which three spacecraft orbit the station for five minutes. The highly visible and exceptionally finished in-house movement has an exceptional eight-day power reserve. The mechanism can be wound manually using a double-ended wrench.(L'Epée)
XFor the Performance Art collection, Thompson has reinterpreted Starfleet Machine, MB & F’s first table clock, which was created with L’Epée 1839. While it may look like a model spaceship, Starfleet Machine Black Badger is actually a high precision clock with a 40-day power reserve that was created by L’Epée 1839 from a design by MB & F.(L'Epée)
XBlack Badger lume and the composition and energy of light. While most watch enthusiasts are likely to be familiar with lume in the form of Super-LumiNova-enhanced hands and markers, that substance is quite different to the luminous material exclusive to Black Badger. While Super-LumiNova is a liquid that is applied to surfaces and dries,Black Badger's lume comes in solid blocks that are milled by hand or machine into the desired shape.(L'Epée)
X"White" light, which includes sunlight, is actually composed of red, green, and blue wavelengths of light. There are also other wavelengths of light outside our visible range, including infrared, a red that is just beyond visible, and ultraviolet, which is a blue that is just beyond visible. These different colours or frequencies of light contain varying levels of energy, with red/infrared at the lower end of the energy scale and blue/ultraviolet at the upper end.(L'Epée)
XWhen charging luminous material from white light, most of the energy comes from the more energetic ultraviolet end of the spectrum. But as ultraviolet is only a small fraction of white light source emitted by most torches and sunlight, only a small fraction of the power of the light source will actually charge the lume.
An ultraviolet light, on the other hand, will charge lume much more quickly because it is all high-energy light, so more energy is absorbed by the lume more quickly.(L'Epée)
XThis clock is characterized by the filigree shape of the Eleta Chronometer escapement, reminiscent of a seahorse. It displays the time via two retrograde indicators.
The left one shows the minutes, the right one the hours. Two sand blasted moons on transparent glass above a slice of blue glass indicate the moon phase (to be corrected after 128 years).(Miki Eleta)
XBehind the pendulum rod, a round golden disc with three hands refers to three areas of our existence: the space that we can perceive with our senses, the area of our knowledge and belief, and the unknown.(Miki Eleta)
XThe clock has a power reserve of 7 days. The lenght of the pendulum is 60 cm. All rotatable parts of the clock have ball bearings. All parts are handcrafted by Miki Eleta. They are made of gold or chrome plated brass or steel. Individual elements are provided with lapis lazuli stones.(Miki Eleta)
XThe clock features the following displays: a retrograde minute display on the right with a blue background. The hour is shown on the left on a rotating, skeletonized dial. The small sun and moon symbols indicate the day and night hours. The days of the week with their planetary symbols (sun, moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn) are indicated on the smallest skeletonized disc on the right above the center. The time of day can also be read here as the days of the week shift in quarter steps.(Miki Eleta)
XThe walking figure, a symbol of modern man, is always in motion and yet does not come from the spot. It has researched and measured time and space, and yet it remains small in view of infinity. About every 20 seconds, the figure lifts its left arm and lowers its head to read the time. The figure is a mechanical machine with an own drive.
In front of the figure, a symbol rotates on a windscreen axis, formed by an X and a S.
X stands for Chronos (Greek for time). The letter S forms an 8 due to the rapid rotation, symbol for infinity.(Miki Eleta)
XThe large skeletonized disk rotates 1/365 per day. The silver hand on the left above the hour disc indicates the date, the constellations and the change of the zodiac signs. In the inner circle, agricultural activities are shown through the course of the year.
The three-dimensional representation of the moon phase on the left behind the large disc must be corrected every 128 years.(Miki Eleta)