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Louis Moinet  - Time from outer space

Louis Moinet Time from outer space

Louis Moinet's Space Revolution.

Author of the Traité d’Horlogerie and inventor of the chronograph in the first half of the 19th century, Louis Moinet would have been proud of the man who revived his reputation and has been presiding over the destiny of Ateliers Louis Moinet since the dawn of the third millennium. Not only has Jean-Marie Schaller rewritten history by revealing Moinet’s paternity of the chronograph, but he is also building coherent collections that are both contemporary and entirely in tune with the fields favored by Louis Moinet who was among other things a professor of Fine Arts. Depending on the inspiration, these watch lines are oriented towards past, present or future. Launched into orbit on the occasion of the Geneva Watch Days, the new Space Revolution limited series is propelling the brand into a whole new dimension. This double orbital tourbillon features the ‘spaceships’ of good and evil evoking Star Wars, which cross paths 18 times an hour, each on an axis at the other end of which a flying tourbillon cage is suspended, spinning on its own axis once per minute. The upper ‘spaceship’ makes a five-minute clockwise rotation, and the lower one a tenminute rotation in the opposite direction. This metaphysical complication calls for a mechanism with 471 components, including six ceramic ball bearings, and also features a function selector on the back for winding and time-setting. Creations from the Maison often include a humorous touch, as illustrated here by the sapphire crystal dome encompassing this mini-universe and indicating the speed of light.

Time from outer space

Space Revolution © Louis Moinet

Technical specifications:
Model: Space Revolution
Case:18K gold, sapphire crystal caseback, waterresistant to 10m
Diameter: 43.5mm
Movement: mechanical hand-wound (Caliber LM 104, 48-hour power reserve)
Dial: two suspended ‘spaceships’ crossing paths 18 times per hour
Functions: hours, minutes, function selector on the back for winding/ timesetting
Strap: alligator leather with folding clasp

 

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