Louis Moinet – Time Explorator (Time Travelling Machine) & “Jurassic” Tourbillon Limited Edition Watch

TIME EXPLORATOR is a “time-travelling machine” measuring three metres long and two metres high. It is made in mahogany wood and its “engine-room” features counters, controls, levers, gear trains, as well as copper and brass pipes. This “journey through time” enables visitors to make unexpected discoveries through nine different portholes presenting as many major historical milestones. A genuine treasure chest of human history, TIME EXPLORATOR will be presented at Baselworld 2010 and offers a fascinating opportunity to embark upon a poetic and initiatory exploration of origins.

TIME EXPLORATOR: Presented by Jean-Marie Schaller (CEO Louis Moinet,
designer) and Philippe Truan (CEO Roger Truan SA, manufacturer)

The “JURASSIC” TOURBILLON
TIME EXPLORATOR also serves as a showcase for the first watch in a series of 12: the JURASSIC Tourbillon. Its dial features an authentic fossilised dinosaur bone believed to be 150 million years old. The quality and veining of this precious historical testimony are described as exceptional and have undergone a meticulous process of hand-craftsmanship dedicated to cutting up and highlighting the bone without damaging it.

This bone, found in western North America and belonging to a dinosaur, was authentified by the geologist Dr Andreas Stucki, who is associated with the “Saurier Museum” in Aathal, Switzerland.

Technical details
Movement
Exclusive tourbillon movement
Functions:Hour,Minute
Winding: Hand-winding
Oscillations: 21,600 vph
Frequency: 3 Hz
Lines: 14 ½
Power reserve: 72 hours
Tourbillon carriage: 1 turn/minute
Jewels: 19
Escapement:Side lever
Winding Mechanism visible through the case-back with “octopus” spring

Case
Original design by Louis Moinet®, made up of 50 parts
Material:18-Kt white gold
Bezel and horns set with 56 Top Wesselton VVS baguette diamonds (3.46 cts)
Case diameter: 47 mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters
Caseback : Secured with 4 screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings
Crystals: Two anti-glare sapphire crystals

Dial
Authentic fossilised dinosaur bone

Bracelet
Genuine galuchat
Buckle: 18-Kt white gold folding clasp, original Louis Moinet design

Watch box
Extra large Louis Moinet Book with a genuine fossilised dinosaur egg

Edition
Limited Edition of 12 watches (LM-14.75.91)

Public price
CHF 310,000.00

DIPLODOCUS
The bone comes from the family of large herbivorous dinosaurs, such as the Diplodocus. Diplodocus is among the most easily identifiable dinosaurs, with its classic dinosaur shape, long neck and tail and four sturdy legs. It is one of the longest known dinosaurs. It may have been up to 50 meters long, and have weighed as much as 50 tons.

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