Louis Moinet GEOGRAPH Dual -Time Chronograph

Swiss luxury watch maker Louis Moinet introduces GEOGRAPH, a dual-time chronograph embodying a magnificent alliance between style and heritage. The time is indicated by “Gouttes de Rosée” (dewdrop) hands in blued steel, on a dial adorned with “Côtes du Jura”®.

To ensure a novel and distinctive chronograph read-off, its two counters are set with genuine watch jewels made using the Verneuil process, polished on both sides and featuring a special split-level construction.

The dual-time display is read off by a serpentine hand that makes a perfect match with the sinuous “Côtes du Jura” ® motif. Read-off is facilitated by the “24-hour” ring composed of two separate elements featuring a perfect finish ensuring an extremely high-end aesthetic effect.

These “24-hour” rings are made to extremely precise tolerances, and only the finest watchmaking artisans are deemed competent to produce them. The design of the minute circle, of the “moon” and the “sun” are inspired by original Louis Moinet creations dating from the 1820, and in particular the “return from Egypt” clock made for Marshal Joachim Murat, as well as the “Egyptian discovery” clock.

The signature features of the Louis Moinet case consist in its upper bezel secured with six screws; its unique interchangeable crown tube system for which a patent has been filed; the “champagne-cork” style chronograph pushers adorned with the atlas motif symbolising travel.

In order to ensure the harmony and balance of the functions of this chronograph associated with a dual-time display, the date appears not at 3 o’clock, but instead at 9 o’clock. It is complemented by a “sun”-shaped running seconds indication of which the longer arm indicates the seconds.

In keeping with the principle that a Louis Moinet watch must be beautiful from all angles, the case-back is inspired by the themes of travel and discovery. It pays tribute to Louis Moinet’s contemporaries: the Montgolfier brothers, authors of the first human flight; and James Cook, famous explorer and cartographer of Australia and the Pacific. These incredibly accurate engravings enable Louis Moinet to embark upon a unique horological odyssey, associating extreme technical sophistication with the fascinating world of explorations.

The rotor, featuring a style inspired by the sextant, is entirely in tune with the engravings of the Montgolfier brothers and James Cook, of which it seems to mark a cartographic reference point while winding the mechanism.

The self-winding mechanical movement with its 8 vibrations per second (meaning 28,800 vibrations per hour) drives a variety of indications including the hours, minutes and seconds; the 60-second chronograph function with 30-minute and 12-hour counters; as well as a dual-time display adjustable via the crown. “GEOGRAPH” is a unique creation issued in various 60-piece limited editions.

Technical details

Case

Original Louis Moinet® design featuring six-screw bezel

Materials: 316L stainless steel with polished and matt finishing or 5N 18-carat rose gold & 316L stainless steel, polished and matt finishing
Diameter: 45.50 mm
Thickness: 17.07 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres

Case-back
– Equipped with 7 screws
– Engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet symbols
– Engraving inspired by the Montgolfier brothers, who made the first human flight in 1783
– Engraving inspired by James Cook, famous explorer and cartographer
Crystals : Two sapphire crystals with anti-glare treatment on both sides
Crown guard: Patent pending
Chronograph pushers: “Champagne cork” design, “Atlas” engraving

Dial
“Côtes du Jura”® design
“24-hour” display featuring two applied zones in midnight blue & gold or silver-toned versions
Facetted hour-markers
Counters featuring genuine watch jewels made using the Verneuil process

Hands
“Gouttes de Rosée” (dewdrop) design, blued steel or gold-plated
“Sun”-motif small seconds indication (at 9 o’clock)

Movement
Mechanical self-winding with chronograph and dual-time display
Rotor: Louis Moinet design
Winding: Self-winding
Oscillations: 28,800 vph (8 V/S, 8 vibrations per second)
Frequency: 4 Hz
Lines: 13 ¼
Power reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 25
Balance: Glucidur

Functions
Hours & Minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central 60-second chronograph hand
30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock
Special function: Dual-time display via a central hand

Strap
Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with crocodile leather lining
Interhorn width 24 mm
Buckle: Double folding clasp in 316L stainless steel

Presentation box
Louis Moinet book, hand-written guarantee

Limited editions
LM-24.10.60: 60 steel watches, silver-toned dial
LM-24.10.55: 60 steel watches, black dial
LM-24.30.65: 60 steel & 18-carat rose gold watches, silver-toned dial
LM-24.30.55: 60 steel & 18-carat rose gold watches, black dial

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