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International Chronometry Competition - Louis Moinet winner!

International Chronometry Competition Louis Moinet winner!

Louis Moinet's Vertalor has just won the International Chronometry Competition in the Tourbillon category.

Vertalor has just won the International Chronometry Competition. The organizer’s analogy offers a perfect summary of the demanding standards for the contest: “the Chronometry Competition is the equivalent of five Formula 1 Grand Prix races – without a single pit stop!”

The scientific validity of the Competition is based on five tests, including three measurement cycles, exposure to magnetic fields, and exposure to impacts. These particularly difficult tests lasted four months.
 Winning the gold medal is thus an acknowledgement of talent and performance – the extent of which may be grasped by considering that the strength test alone comprises no fewer than 150 impacts.

The  requirements  of  the  Competition  tests  are  of  an  extremely  high  level. This  has  been  demonstrated  once  again:  of  the  28  competing  watches,  only  six  passed  all  the  tests  and earned a ranking. The Competition only reveals the names of the first 3 in each category.

Tourbillon :  Les  Ateliers  Louis  Moinet,  from  Saint - Blaise,  won  first  prize  with  their  calibre  8009.  They obtained a total of 682 points. There was no 2nd or 3rd prize.

Louis Moinet VERTALOR

Chronograph : Tissot SA, from Le Locle, won the first prize in this new category, with its calibre CO1.211. It obtained a total of 572 points. There was no 2nd or 3rd prize.

Classic : For the 3rd consecutive year in this category, Tissot SA from Le Locle won the first prize, but also 2nd  and  3rd  prize.

Young  watchmakers :  No  prize  could  be  awarded  in  this  category,  since  none  of  the  watches  passed  the tests.

There were 18 young watchmakers and 7 companies taking  part: Chopard, Dodane, Kerbedanz, Péquignet, Les  Ateliers Louis Moinet, Sellita Watch and Tissot.
The watches entered in the Competition undergo four months of testing. They are subjected three times over to the chronometric certification tests, as defined by international standard ISO 3159.
The  tests  are  conducted  in  collaboration  with  the  Swiss  Chronometry  Inspectorate  (COSC),  Besançon Observatory  and  Arc  Advanced  Engineering  college  (HE - Arc).


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