An Iconic Clock Design Is Revived

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos clock stands by itself as a horological achievement, but lately the watch manufacturer has invested the iconic device with a great deal of creativity and artisanship. The latest version, Atmos Marqueterie Paille ($124,000), celebrates the Art Deco origins of the clock with a rectangular case geometrically inlaid with straw. This type of marquetry, called paille, was actually developed in the 18th century but was revived with great effect by interior designers of the 1920s and ’30s. It is a delicate process performed entirely by hand, and it fits the delicate, precise nature of the Atmos, which takes its power solely from variations in atmospheric pressure. (800.552.8463, www.jaegerlecoultre.com)

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