Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox And Atmos Clock Customized By Sir Jonathan Ive And Marc Newson For Sale At Sotheby's (RED) Auction
Ive and Newson collaborated with Bono to organize the (RED) Auction, which features much more than watches, to be held at Sotheby's New York headquarters next month. The first Jaeger-LeCoultre piece is the customized Atmos 561 Clock, which Newson himself originally designed back in 2008. The Baccarat crystal bubble houses an Atmos movement, powered by a technology Jaeger-LeCoultre first invented in 1928. A sealed capsule is filled with gases that expand and contract with changes in temperature, making the capsule function like a pair of bellows. This powers the balance, which moves at a glacial two beats per minute. This special Atmos 561 displays the month and moon phase as well as the time and has special red accents exclusive to this piece.