Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 261.210.20
    Movement No: 737'577
    Case No: 411/888
    Model Name: Atmos 561 by Marc Newson
    Material: Baccarat crystal
    Calibre: 561 wound by changes in the air pressure, 15 jewels
    Dimensions: 245 mm. width and 155 mm. high
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further signed Baccarat
    Accessories: With Jaeger-LeCoultre Guarantee/Warranty Certificate dated 12 August 2011, Guarantee Certificate dated June 2009, instruction manual, product literature and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'This clock was made to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Atmos Clock in 2008 in collaboration with aesthetic icon designed Marc Newson. He has reinterpreted the emblematic Atmos Clock by re-working its classical style while preserving all its essential iconic features. The present Atmos 561 incorporates a Baccarat cystal case shaped like a bubble from afar and provides a spectacular view of the pendulum in movement as though floating on air.'

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1833

    Not all companies in the watchmaking field have been able to stand the test of time quite like Jaeger LeCoultre, also known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker." Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and originally named LeCoutre, the firm provided watchmaking's top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, the high-grade, unfinished mechanical movements with which they completed their watches.

    In the early 1900s, Cartier's watch supplier Edmond Jaeger sought out LeCoultre's help in creating the world's thinnest watches. The collaboration resulted in the creation of Cartier's earliest Tank and Santos watches, all housed with LeCoultre movements. The duo decided to merge in 1937, and the firm officially became the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand by which collectors know and adore it today. Some of the firm's most significant and important timepieces include the Reverso, the Memovox, the Atmos clock and, among modern watches, their Master Complications.

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Ref. 261.210.20
Laurent Picciotto Collection: A fine and rare Baccarat crystal bubble-shaped atmos clock with moon phases, designed by Marc Newson, made to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Atmos clock, numbered 411 of a limited edition of 888 pieces

Circa 2009
245 mm. width and 155 mm. high
Case, dial and movement signed, case further signed Baccarat

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

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