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Louis Moinet Only India

The original and spectacular ONLY INDIA is a one-of-a-kind creation representative of Indian culture. It notably features a unique Martian meteorite, Shergotty, which fell to Earth on 25 August 1865 near Sherghati, in the state of Bihar, India.

Ateliers Louis Moinet are proud to pay tribute to this country through an authentic horological work of art.

Shergotty meteorite - Original from 1865 | Unique in the world

The shergotty meteorite fell to Earth on 25 August 1865 near Sherghati, Bihar State, India. It is now kept in a London Museum.

It is of global significance, as it represents one of the three categories of Martian meteorite: Shergotty, Nakhla and Chassigny. It is also extremely rare, as among the world’s 72,000 classified meteorites, less than 300 are from Mars, of which 200 come under the Shergotty name.

Authentic peacock feather 

The dial base is made from a real peacock feather, giving it a natural iridescent effect. The peacock is the national bird of India because of the rich traditions it evokes. For thousands of years, it has been considered a symbol of immortality and fertility.

The eternal wheel - Ashoka chakra

The hand-engraved applique represents 20 spokes of the eternal wheel of the law of Dharma, embodied by the Ashoka chakra found on the Indian flag. The sense of movement suggested by the wheel is highlighted by the micro-painting delicately applied to the different spokes and in the centre of the engraving.

Only India

Only India © Louis Moinet

Hand-engraved 18-kt gold case

The decoration is inspired by motifs representing the grandeur of India. The lugs are accentuated by four rubies lighting up the engraving.

The world’s best movement 

ONLY INDIA is fitted with the legendary LM-35 movement, winner of the latest International Chronometry Competition. The elegant dial includes a technical touch: a view of the tourbillon’s rotating cage. Inside, the balance spring, anchor and anchor wheel perform a full rotation every minute. For this mechanism to carry off the first prize at the International Chronometry Competition, it had to pass four months’ worth of tests – and sustain no fewer than 150 impacts.

 

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