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.
Exclusive tourbillon movement
Oscillations: 21,600 vph
Frequency: 3 Hz
Lines: 14 ½
Power reserve: 72 hours
Tourbillon carriage: 1 turn/minute
Winding Mechanism visible through the case-back with “octopus” spring
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
Authentic fossilised dinosaur bone
Buckle: 18-Kt white gold folding clasp, original Louis Moinet design
Extra large Louis Moinet Book with a genuine fossilised dinosaur egg
Limited Edition of 12 watches (LM-14.75.91)
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.