Picture this: an airtight capsule shaped like an accordion’s bellows is filled with a mix of heat-sensitive gases. As the ambient temperature fluctuates throughout the day, the capsule expands and contracts, transforming those subtle variations into mechanical energy.
Continuing from where he left off, Newson returns to create his third Atmos clock for the Le Sentier brand. And the result looks like it came straight out of a Star Trek movie. The ingenious mechanism of the new sci-fi-looking Atmos 568 is seemingly suspended – like a ship inside a glass bottle – within a transparent, rounded cuboid case that is hand-blown by top French crystal maker Baccarat. It tells the time, keeps track of the date and even displays the moon phase. The most impressive part: a one degree Celsius change in ambient temperature can power the clock for 48 hours.