Da Vinci has stated that according to the laws of physics, ‘eternal movement’ can never exist. Nevertheless, for centuries, researchers have not lightly given up the mechanism of pursuing constant motion. In 1928, Jaeger-LeCoultre set out to develop and produce the air clock invented by Jean-Leon Ruetter, which truly realized the ancient dream of mankind in pursuit of eternal movement. Air clocks rely on subtle temperature changes to get the power they need to run forever.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Classique 560 Rhodium air-plated rhodium-plated metal case with dimensions of 200 x 155 x 225 mm, hour and minute display, Jaeger-LeCoultre 560 Perpetual Mechanical Movement, hand-made and assembled, ring balance The swing period is 120 times an hour, with a blue lacquered face plate, model Q5102208.
The Atmos air clock is both complicated and wonderful. It is almost constant and requires a constant operating environment. It seems to have life. The 48-hour kinetic energy depends on only one degree of temperature difference. The secret of the operation of the air clock is that a sealed cover is filled with mixed mercury vapor, and the gas expands and contracts due to temperature rise and decrease, thereby driving the clock for the mainspring. Each degree of temperature change can provide power for 48 hours of operation.
The Atmos Classique classic clock is equipped with a Jaeger-LeCoultre 560 permanent-moving mechanical movement. It is handmade and assembled. Its ring balance swings 120 times an hour. It has 15 ruby bearings and contains 207 parts.
Because the power required by the air clock is very thin, the extra energy consumption is excluded as much as possible in the design, and the movement is almost never consumed. Take the balance wheel as an example, its pulsation is only two times per minute, which is sixty times slower than that of an ordinary clock. If we add up the energy of 60 million clocks, we can barely light up a 15-watt electric bulb. The energy required for an air clock is very small, so we can see a class.
The structure of Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos air clock came out more than 80 years ago, and after continuous improvement, it is still a revolutionary creation today. Through cooperation with contemporary artists or drawing inspiration from classic works of art, the practical eternal kinetic energy is even more important. Provide a new look for the world.