Thursday, June 21, 2012

Atmos du Millenaire - Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Diamond Jubilee Edition Watch

The Atmos du Millenaire, is an exquisite watch crafted by Jaeger-LeCoultre to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen. Previously, Jaeger-LeCoultre had launched the 101 jewellery watch and the Diamond Jubilee Reverso watch, both of which were also designed to commemorate this special national occasion. Even in 2002, when the Queen was celebrating her Golden Jubilee, Jaeger-LeCoultre (official timekeepers of the royal event) had introduced a special Atmos timepiece.

Features of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos du Millenaire Watch

The Atmos du Millenaire is an exclusive watch that will be available in a three-piece limited edition. It does not require batteries, electricity or manual winding to work. Instead, the exclusive Atmos du Millenaire Diamond Jubilee timepiece runs on a single degree rise or fall in temperature (Celcius), which is enough keep it powered for a few days at a time.

Some of other features of the Atmos du Millenaire clock are:
  • An engraving of a “Dieu et Mon Droit” seal.
  • A detailed family lineage of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Indicators for hours, minutes, months and moonphases.
  • Coverage of a lengthy time span stretching from year 2000 to 3000.

How is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos du Millenaire Watch Powered?

The Atmos du Millenaire timepiece is a brilliant combination of horological know-how and technical excellence. It works according to simple technological principles, which were invented decades back in 1928. The heart of the clock is a small capsule located at the back. This little capsule uses a technological mechanism to convert temperature variations into mechanical energy, thus keeping the clock running, without any restrictions.

photos of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos du Millenaire gold watch clock for queens diamond jubilee

In fact, the mechanism of the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos du Millenaire watch can use sudden changes in temperature to store energy for more than 48 hours. Two features that guarantee the unhindered functioning of this exclusive Diamond Jubilee timepiece are the slow oscillation of the balance, and the use of an elinvar wire for hanging the balance.

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos du Millenaire watch is also environmentally friendly and uses zero lubricants, thus minimising energy waste. In addition, the Diamond Jubilee timepiece uses a fraction of the energy that other watches use for power. In fact, it is so energy efficient that 60 million Atmos du Millenaire watches working together would only consume as much energy as a 15 watt light bulb!

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