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March 24, 2011

Two Louis Moinet Watches Win Prestigious Red Dot Awards

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Saint-Blaise, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Two stunning, technically exquisite Louis Moinet watches, the Tempograph and the Jules Verne, were awarded coveted Red Dot awards by a jury of 36 experts, who sifted through 4,433 products submitted by 1,700 companies.

This distinguished international design award has been honoring outstanding design quality and highlighting trendsetting products since 1995. The largest and most renowned design competition on the planet, it covers 18 categories, including everything from watches and jewelry to cars and consumer electronics.

Louis Moinet’s Tempograph timepiece is absolutely unique, featuring the first and only 10-second retrograde complication activated by a visible cam mechanism. This invention has been patented, and the watch can truly be considered one of the most creative watches in today’s market. The retrograde seconds mechanism is constantly on the move, making the watch a non-stop visual delight, enlivened by the regular ballet of a hand that marks off the time in ten-second segments alternating with an instant retrograding motion.

At 9 o’clock, the cam mechanism is truly spectacular and has been left visible so as to enable the wearer to admire it in action. The cam is composed of six teeth and performs one rotation per minute. It releases a titanium lever adjusted to the 100th of a gram.
Three full years in the making, the Tempograph is already a legend. The watch’s exclusive movement is a self-winding mechanism with a balance beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour. This complication movement is made up of 125 parts.

Louis Moinet’s other Red Dot award-winner, the Jules Verne, introduces a new way to use the chronograph. An advanced mechanism, consisting of a 12-element mobile lever system set in two positions (armed and disarmed) activates the chronograph function and fully secures its handling.

The high-tech watch case has been conceived in the spirit of the fabulous inventions of Jules Verne. Its conception is revolutionary, with its two grade 5 titanium shields covering a stainless steel framework, in order to give the right weight and proportion and to perfectly hide the secrets of the watch: Its mobile lever technology and its authentic moon component! The lower part of the bezel and its eight screws are crafted in 18K rose gold.

In addition to the Red Dot award, the Jules Verne won the title of ‘Most Innovative Design Watch” at A Journey Through Time, 2010, Asia’s most important watch and jewelry exhibition.

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