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Marc Newson’S Atmos 566 Clock Could Run Forever

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Granted, this isn’t a perpetual motion machine, but it is expensive and pretty close, so there ya go! This Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock will stand the test of time without ever losing a beat!

atmos 566 perpetual clock

Just a quick thought, doesn’t this contradict the second law of thermodynamics? The one that states that all closed systems will succumb to entropy over time?

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Anyway, science aside, this clock was created by Australian aircraft designer Marc Newson and it’s an Atmos clock, meaning that it’s powered by minuscule changes in temperature, which could mean that it could run for a very long time on basically nothing but air and at least 1 degree of temperature change (Celsius) every 2 days.

This limited-edition Atmos 566 clock is encased in a Baccarat crystal to make it just that much more special. There is also a sky chart in the middle, which will indicate the astronomical details of the sky in the Northern Hemisphere.

There will be only 48 of the clear models built and 28 of the blue crystals. They’ll set you back a large amount of money. How much? You’ll have to inquire for the price, but the cheapest and most basic Atmos clocks out there cost $2,600 (USD), and I imagine this one will be much more expensive. Yikes!

[via DVice]





Comments (3):

  1. Tilendor says:

    This doesn’t violate the second law of thermodynamics because it is not a closed system. It requires a changing temperature from the outside. If put in sealed environment, it would definitely stop.

  2. D'Oliveira says:

    Great post!
    I really need some visual inspiration like this!
    I’m having inspiration in some designers like this one, Marcel Wanders, Studio Job, Boca do Lobo or Delightfull.
    I really enjoyed your blog. I’ll come back to see what you post next!
    See this site I found.
    http://www.delightfull.eu
    It’s amazing.
    Keep Posting!

  3. Brian says:

    Really nice designed clock. Im searching for some interesting clocks and new inspirations so thanks for the great article.

    Atmos Clocks

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