Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
proper tache’s are awesome, lets see some mo’s.
Superstar designer Marc Newson came up with the nearest thing to a perpetual motion machine, Newson rethought the famous Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock, which relies on tiny changes of temperature to alter the volume of gas contained within the mechanism and so wind the barrel. As just a one-degree change can power the clock for 48 hours, this means it should work almost indefinitely. Indeed, it so efficient at using tiny amounts of energy that it would take 60 million of them to power a single 15-watt light bulb.
“I have always been fascinated by the concept of the timepiece as a miniature universe. The Atmos 566 is particularly intriguing because of its own unique internal night sky. It's a wonderfully mysterious object that ironically seems very timeless.” - Marc Newson
Atmos is the brand name of a mechanical clock manufactured by Jeager- LeCoultre in Switzerland which does not need to be wound from its outside. It gets the energy it needs to run from temperature and atmospheric pressure changes in the environment, and can run for years without human intervention.