LOUIS MOINET Astrolabe Tourbillon

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Year
2013
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
>150000
Category
Exceptional Mechanics
Hand-wound mechanical
Case
Gold
Diameter
43-48 mm
Water-resistant
30 - 100m
Bracelet/strap
Alligator/Crocodile
Gold
Titanium
Functions/Complications
- Tourbillon

Astrolabe Tourbillon

Louis Moinet invites us to look up and explore the sky. Manufactured in a limited series of 12 pieces, its latest creation is inspired by one of mankind's oldest but least-known astronomical instruments, the astrolabe. Of all the astrolabes, that of Ahmad Ibn al-Sarraj (d. 1329 CE) was certainly the most sophisticated. In homage to its origins, this tourbillon watch comes in a wooden box with a meteorite fragment from the moon, as well as a faithful reproduction of Ahmad Ibn al-Sarraj's astrolabe, made by Martin Brunold, probably the last craftsman in the world still making this intriguing instrument ---------- Hand-wound tourbillon movement. White gold case. Astrolabe-inspired dial. Hours, minutes. Comes in a wooden box with a meteorite fragment from the moon and an authentic astrolabe. Edition limited to 12 pieces. Retail prices: CHF 280,000 USD 280,000 € 246,000
Movement
Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive tourbillon, winding mechanism with octopus spring visible through the back, lateral lever escapement, Côtes du Jura motif, blued screws, 21,600 vib/h, 72-hour power-reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, tourbillon
Case
18K white gold, original Louis Moinet® design, 59 elements, 47 mm Anti-reflective sapphire crystal Numbered, engraved sapphire back Water-resistant to 30 metres
Dial
Design inspired by Ahmad Ibn al-Sarraj's famous astrolabe
Bracelet/strap
Hand-stitched Louisiana alligator with 18K white gold and black PVD-treated titanium folding clasp