(RED) The charity auctions are all works selected by Jonathan and Mark or created by the two for the auction, including two Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces: one for Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 561 by Marc Newson The air clock, the hands on the clock and the month display are specially designed in red for this (RED) charity auction, and another custom-made red dial Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea legendary watch, the back of the case is engraved with ‘ (RED) ‘.
Jonathan and Mark spent a year and a half planning and selecting exhibited works. The selected works are diverse and have different performances. From the space travel series, lighting design, contemporary art to rare car series, each piece is innovative and unique. Superb excellence. The (RED) charity auction will be held on November 23, 2013 at Sotheby’s in New York, and proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Marc Newson said: ‘Planning this event and picking our favorite works that span time and space are like a wonderful trip for Joni and me. Every piece and their production The process conveys rich humanistic values. Therefore, auctioning them with humane feelings and raising as much funds as possible to help people’s life today is the most appropriate thing. We want to thank our partners for their enthusiastic giving and Sincere funding. ‘
Mr. Daniel Riedo, President of Jaeger-LeCoultre Global, also said, ‘Jaeger-Jacques is very honored to participate in this international event in cooperation with Sotheby’s Auction House, and is happy to support the (RED) Charity Auction from 2006 The charitable goal that I have been striving for. Being able to get the recognition of two masters in the design industry to reinterpret two iconic timepieces of Jaeger-LeCoultre and carry forward the creativity and excellent watchmaking craftsmanship of Jaeger-LeCoultre Workshop. We feel very happy.’
Jaeger-LeCoultre Legendary Air Clock, a work of art that returns to design
Designers Sir Jonathan Yves and Mark Newson have customized a unique Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 561 by Marc Newson air clock for the 2013 (RED) TM Charity Auction, featuring red hands, red month indication and red Atmos 561 The logo is engraved with the (RED) TM and Marc Newson logos on the back, and ‘Unique Piece’ marks the cooperation between Jaeger-LeCoultre and (RED) TM and the two designers.
Born in 2008, the Atmos 561 by Marc Newson air clock launched by designer Mark Newson and Jaeger-LeCoultre has joined the ranks of contemporary classic design. Designer Mark Newson returns to the essence of design, and on the basis of retaining the classic features of the Atmos air clock of 1928, he blends in the exquisite and modern aesthetics. This Atmos air clock uses a crystal bubble-shaped clock case made by Baccart. The hours and minutes are displayed on a transparent clock dial, and other functions are displayed through the dial: the central dial is used to display the month; the six-phase position is the moon phase dial The number ‘561’ on the top represents the internal movement model.
In 1928, after careful research by the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory, the first batch of air clocks that did not require batteries, no power supply, and no winding was finally available. The secret of its operation is: a sealed cover is filled with mixed mercury vapor, and the gas expands due to the increase in temperature and shrinks due to the decrease in temperature. Like the organ and bellows, the sealed winder winds the clockwork with constant contraction and expansion movements to drive the clock. Temperature changes of one degree Celsius can provide power for 48 hours of operation. The ring balance vibrates twice a minute, and its energy consumption is 250 times lower than that of an ordinary watch with a frequency of 300 times a minute.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea
To support the 2013 (RED) TM Charity Auction, Jaeger-LeCoultre specially customized three Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea legendary alarm watches with unique red dials, each of which is engraved with the ‘(RED) TM’ logo , Re-interpret the original European version of the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea legendary alarm watch.
In 1959, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the first dive watch with an alarm, the Memovox Deep Sea. The watch is available in two styles, designed for European and American divers. In 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced a new limited edition watch in memory of this historic watch. Like the prototype, the new models are also available in European and American versions. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 40.5 mm and has a built-in Memovox 956 self-winding alarm movement. The European version has a black dial (limited to 959 pieces), the American version has a black / grey dial and is engraved with the ‘LeCoultre’ logo (limited to 359 pieces).