Louis Moinet - The Man
A remarkable man born to farmers in Bourges, France, he was destined for great things. Besides the fact he was a horological master of his day, was also known as a master of art having studied architecture, sculpture and painting. He even tried his hand at stone engraving, which he also mastered. Following that he became a professor off fine arts in Paris, further showing this young man’s amazing skills and eye for the beautiful.
After his watchmaking career was established he became close friends and a personal confidant to Swiss horologist Abraham Louis Breguet. Know as the pioneer of chronometry he was respected by his peers, he is often labeled the watchmaker’s watchmaker due to his exceptionally high caliber of craftsmanship.
His watches and clocks have graced the shelves and pockets of great men and women of old. Kings, presidents and military leaders have all been clients. Today they can still be found in museums around the world. There is even an example which is sitting in the White House, the residence of the President of the United States of America.
As a brand today they are know for their limited edition pieces which balance art and engineering and the result is beautiful. Known for using exceptional rare materials from dinosaur bone to fossilized wood, they are constantly pushing the boundaries of horology, as was the man himself all those decades ago.
Across the collection watches are offered in steel, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum.
Always striving for exclusivity, the brand’s ultimate example would have to be the dial of the Astralis model. A fragment of the Sahara 955 meteorite is used which is estimated to be 4.6 billion years old, which would make it the oldest rock in our solar system to date.
The Geograph range of timepieces features a chronograph and dual-time function which is displayed via a serpentine hand. The movement is based on an ETA caliber and finished to their own standards.
The Geograph Rainforest is a shining example of true beauty, featuring a Côtes du Jura guillouche on the dial. The sub dials of this model are constructed from fossilized palm wood and finished with rose gold accents making this a truly unique piece.
The Mecanograph is an automatic 3 handed offering which does not fail to impress. It features a half open face dial with central hour and minute display and off-set subsidiary seconds hand at 9 o’clock.
The mecanograph movement is an exceptionally well finished in-house caliber which showcases what sets this brand above others.
The mecanograh features beautiful skeletonized bridges held in place with blued screws help highlight the well finished wheels and give an inside look into the heart of the beating watch.
Louis Moinet - The Future
Much like the man himself in the past, the brand now is constantly striving towards bigger and better things. Since the founding of the company in its current form in 2008 consumers have not been disappointed. As they move into the future we will see bigger and better things, pushing those boundaries which is in keeping with the brands ethos as they continue their creative approach to carry on a name attached to so much rich horological history.