Louis Moinet Mars watch
Louis Moinet offers a martian odyssey with its new limited collection “Mars”, available in rose gold or steel.
Louis Moinet enshrines a spaceborne adventure with its Mars watch (comprising 12 pieces in rose gold and 60 in steel) featuring a genuine Mars meteorite fragment in a capsule at the three o’clock position, amid a dial that faithfully reproduces the surface of the planet, complete with its legendary volcanoes. In the centre, Olympus Mons, Ascraeus Mons between 1 and 2 o’clock, Pavonis Mons between 4 and 5 o’clock and Arsia Mons between 5 and 6 o’clock can be recognised.
Mars in rose gold © Louis Moinet
To create this Martian landscape, the brass dial has undergone expert craftsmanship, with each crater reproduced individually. On the rear side, the oscillating weight is in the same shade as the dial, with a copper-coloured, concentric Clous de Paris stud finish.
The Mars piece features three different sets of openwork – on the hour markers, on the dial, and on the lugs and vertical bridges – giving the timepiece a uniquely three-dimensional aspect. It is also the first creation by Ateliers Louis Moinet to feature Roman numeral hour markers, made with three different geometrical sections. They have a satin, diamond-studded finish, and appear to be suspended in mid-air as if weightless.
Mars in steel © Louis Moinet
The openwork on the Mars dial, between 8 and 12 o’clock, reveals the exclusive Louis Moinet caliber. The escapement (generating 28,800 vibrations per hour) and the offset seconds hand are displayed in all their glory – carefully positioned to ensure an unobstructed view of every detail of the Mars movement. The assembly is housed in Louis Moinet’s 43.2-millimetre Neo case, structured around two vertical bridges that span the timepiece, securing the strap at each end of their openwork lugs.
The exclusive presentation case has been specially designed for Mars in the style of a leather-bound first edition typical of nineteenth-century works of speculative fiction and exploration. In a new development, the Mars presentation case will also be punched in the shape of a Martian crater – in the middle of which a second fragment of Martian meteorite is sealed.
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.Find out more >
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