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December 19, 2012updated Aug 21, 2013

LOUIS MOINET

By Chris Boyle

MASTERS OF EXCEPTIONAL HOROLOGY

Louis Moinet

Located in Saint-Blaise, Switzerland, the independent watch brand Louis Moinet specializes in the creation of high-end timepieces underpinned by the philosophy of limited-edition mechanical art, often featuring exotic materials and innovative technology.

Under the guidance of founder, CEO and creative director Jean-Marie Schaller, the brand is inspired by the passion and inventiveness of master watchmaker Louis Moinet (1768-1853), one of the greatest horologists of all time. Uniqueness, creative horology, art, design and exclusivity are at the heart of the brand today.

All of Louis Moinet’s timepieces are either limited editions or unique pieces, distinguished by a strong identity provided by Côtes du Jura guilloché dials, gouttes de rosée hands and distinctive cases with screwed bezels.

A signature feature of Louis Moinet creations is the use of extremely rare materials such as tropical fossilized palm wood, dinosaur bone, exotic meteorites hailing from the Moon or Mars and semi-precious stones, creating some of the most sublime and eye-catching dials to ever grace a timepiece.

Louis Moinet has consequently won several international accolades, including no fewer than four Red Dot Design Awards. Louis Moinet timepieces are also the subject of numerous patent applications to protect the brand’s acclaimed technical innovations.

ASTRALIS

Astralis

Astralis is the first timepiece ever to feature a 24-hour planetarium containing four precious meteorites—Dhofar 459, Itqiy, Sahara 99555 and Jiddat al Harasis 479—respectively representing four important bodies in our solar system: Mars, Mercury, the Moon and the Sun.

Regulated by an intricately engineered tourbillon escapement, Astralis also features a split-second column-wheel chronograph, its intriguingly complex mechanism beguiling the viewer through the display back.

TREASURES OF THE WORLD – AUSTRALIAN OPAL

Treasures Of the World Australian Opal

The dial of this unique piece features eye-catching Australian opal, carefully selected and expertly worked by Daniel Haas, a world specialist in semi-precious stone craftsmanship.

The natural beauty of the crystal opal dial is perfectly complemented by the 18K white gold case, the diamond-set bezel and lugs and by the micro-mechanical majesty of a tourbillon escapement at six o’clock.

TREASURES OFTHE WORLD – RED STROMATOLITE

Treasures Of The World Red Stromatolite

This matchless piece’s dial features red stromatolite, expertly worked by renowned stone craftsman Daniel Haas.

Stromatolites provide some of the most ancient records of life on Earth and the stone used in this timepiece is believed to be more than three billion years old. Its crimson tones beautifully set off the 18K rose gold case, gilded hands, tourbillon at six o’clock and open main spring at twelve o’clock.

JURASSIC TOURBILLON

Jurassic Tourbillon

Featuring an exclusive tourbillon movement, Jurassic Tourbillon sees the worlds of horology and paleontology come together to produce a stunning timepiece with a uniquely radiant dial made of authentic fossilized dinosaur bone.

This bone was found in western North America and is believed to be 150 million years old, deriving from a species such as the Diplodocus, a common sauropod during the late Jurassic period. Limited edition of 12 pieces.

GEOGRAPH RAINFOREST

Geograph Rainforest

Awarded the “Best of the Best 2012” Red Dot Design award, this two-pusher automatic chronograph with a second time zone features two beautiful counters crafted from fossilized palm wood.

This material has its origins in an emblematic tree from Southeast Asian tropical forests, believed to be 70 million years old. For each watch sold, Louis Moinet makes a substantial donation to preserve the Malaysian tropical forest. Limited edition of 120 pieces.

MASTERS OF EXCEPTIONAL HOROLOGY

Louis Moinet

Located in Saint-Blaise, Switzerland, the independent watch brand Louis Moinet specializes in the creation of high-end timepieces underpinned by the philosophy of limited-edition mechanical art, often featuring exotic materials and innovative technology.

Under the guidance of founder, CEO and creative director Jean-Marie Schaller, the brand is inspired by the passion and inventiveness of master watchmaker Louis Moinet (1768-1853), one of the greatest horologists of all time. Uniqueness, creative horology, art, design and exclusivity are at the heart of the brand today.

All of Louis Moinet’s timepieces are either limited editions or unique pieces, distinguished by a strong identity provided by Côtes du Jura guilloché dials, gouttes de rosée hands and distinctive cases with screwed bezels.

A signature feature of Louis Moinet creations is the use of extremely rare materials such as tropical fossilized palm wood, dinosaur bone, exotic meteorites hailing from the Moon or Mars and semi-precious stones, creating some of the most sublime and eye-catching dials to ever grace a timepiece.

Louis Moinet has consequently won several international accolades, including no fewer than four Red Dot Design Awards. Louis Moinet timepieces are also the subject of numerous patent applications to protect the brand’s acclaimed technical innovations.

CEO Jean-Marie Schaller

+41-32-753-68-14

www.louismoinet.com

ASTRALIS

Astralis

Astralis is the first timepiece ever to feature a 24-hour planetarium containing four precious meteorites—Dhofar 459, Itqiy, Sahara 99555 and Jiddat al Harasis 479—respectively representing four important bodies in our solar system: Mars, Mercury, the Moon and the Sun.

Regulated by an intricately engineered tourbillon escapement, Astralis also features a split-second column-wheel chronograph, its intriguingly complex mechanism beguiling the viewer through the display back.

TREASURES OF THE WORLD – AUSTRALIAN OPAL

Treasures Of the World Australian Opal

The dial of this unique piece features eye-catching Australian opal, carefully selected and expertly worked by Daniel Haas, a world specialist in semi-precious stone craftsmanship.

The natural beauty of the crystal opal dial is perfectly complemented by the 18K white gold case, the diamond-set bezel and lugs and by the micro-mechanical majesty of a tourbillon escapement at six o’clock.

TREASURES OFTHE WORLD – RED STROMATOLITE

Treasures Of The World Red Stromatolite

This matchless piece’s dial features red stromatolite, expertly worked by renowned stone craftsman Daniel Haas.

Stromatolites provide some of the most ancient records of life on Earth and the stone used in this timepiece is believed to be more than three billion years old. Its crimson tones beautifully set off the 18K rose gold case, gilded hands, tourbillon at six o’clock and open main spring at twelve o’clock.

JURASSIC TOURBILLON

Jurassic Tourbillon

Featuring an exclusive tourbillon movement, Jurassic Tourbillon sees the worlds of horology and paleontology come together to produce a stunning timepiece with a uniquely radiant dial made of authentic fossilized dinosaur bone.

This bone was found in western North America and is believed to be 150 million years old, deriving from a species such as the Diplodocus, a common sauropod during the late Jurassic period. Limited edition of 12 pieces.

GEOGRAPH RAINFOREST

Geograph Rainforest

Awarded the “Best of the Best 2012” Red Dot Design award, this two-pusher automatic chronograph with a second time zone features two beautiful counters crafted from fossilized palm wood.

This material has its origins in an emblematic tree from Southeast Asian tropical forests, believed to be 70 million years old. For each watch sold, Louis Moinet makes a substantial donation to preserve the Malaysian tropical forest. Limited edition of 120 pieces.

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