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Louis Moinet In orbit

With its Space Mystery model, Louis Moinet brings the universe on the wrist and defy the gravity law.

Watchmaking is governed by the laws of physics, and particularly that of gravity which the tourbillon is designed to circumvent. Louis Moinet combines these concepts in a limited-edition watch offered in four variations, each issued in a series of eight. The Space Mystery models come with a white or pink gold case, either smooth or richly engraved like the one depicted here.

In orbit

Space Mystery © Louis Moinet

Beneath a patterned blue dial, for which the manufacturing process quite logically remains a mystery, lies a mechanism with a highly symbolic mode of operation. A huge 20mm-diameter tourbillon spins on its axis at 12 o’clock. It is composed of an offset carriage, a double blue arch containing the balance and escapement, as well as a moon serving as a counterweight. Their regular rotation effectively regulates the operation of this 46mm model, on which the hours and minutes are displayed on a 6 o’clock subdial. The rest, the meteorite fragment secured to the dial, along with others ‘stellar’ fragments from Mars and the moon set into the caseband – and indeed the very name of this watch – are obvious references to the vast expanses of space, a recurrent source of inspiration for the ever-fertile imagination of Louis Moinet.

En orbite

Space Mystery © Louis Moinet

Space Mystery
Case : engraved white gold, transparent sapphire crystal glass and case-back, water-resistant to 50m
Size : 46 x 17mm

Movement : mechanical manual-winding Caliber LM48 with off-centered tourbillon and 72h power reserve
Functions : off-centered hours and minutes, small seconds on tourbillon carriage
Dial : blue, based on a secret composition
Strap : handsewn double-sided blue alligator leather, white gold folding clasp

Eight-piece limited series

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Ateliers Louis Moinet was born out of the passion of one man, and this is clearly to be seen in each of its creations. The Maison takes the concept of exclusivity to its height, producing only limited editions.

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